Alterations to listed buildings Q & A DCP Section 27.2

This section is concerned with alterations to listed buildings, by far the most common subject of applications for listed building consent. The text covers proposals relating to the replacement/renewal of existing building features or materials, and also the alteration or removal of internal features or fittings. This section also includes alterations to buildings which are listed by reason of being within the curtilage of a listed building. See (4.3741) for a debate on what constitutes a curtilage building. Proposals that involve the extension of listed buildings, or the affixation of minor accretions thereto, are considered at (27.3). Aspects of control available over listed parks and gardens, including the alteration or demolition of listed walls or railings, are dealt with at (27.4). Alterations that are proposed to conservation area buildings are not considered here, and reference should be made to the appropriate topic section. Practice matters relating to the change of use of buildings (e.g., where a proposal would bring a listed building back into use) may be found in the appropriate chapter, however look in this chapter if the change of use involves an alteration to the building.

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