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Heritage Assets and Listed Buildings

In the case of extending, enhancing or altering a listed building, any demolition, adjustment or extension that affects its character will require listed building consent from the local planning authority. This listed status covers the entire building, both internal and external, and you will need listed building consent regardless as to whether planning permission is required.

When considering a proposed development on a heritage asset, the more significant the heritage asset is deemed, the more weight is given to ensuring the asset’s conservation. Any work that is impactful, for example, in terms of affecting the heritage asset’s character will be weighed against the significance of the heritage asset itself and the public benefits of the proposal.

Specialist Heritage Planning Consultants

Inception Planning offers specialist heritage consultancy services for all heritage asset proposals, including both designated and non-designated heritage assets. We partner with architects, archaeologists and historic building experts to provide consummate, bespoke guidance that is sympathetic of the past whilst mindful of improving the future.

The environment and its sustainability is at the heart of our heritage consultancy services, with all advice given considerate of the delicate balance of conserving important historical provenance whilst appreciating the demand for economic development.

Planning Consultancy for Heritage Assets

We can perform site investigation services to assess the significance of heritage assets and their location upon request, and can negotiate with local planning authorities on your behalf. Get in touch to learn more about our heritage consultancy and how we can assist you.

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Due to the increasing complexity and ever-changing nature of the planning system, the risk of undertaking planning applications without expert guidance can be an arduous and costly minefield.

Whether you believe your project to be reasonably straightforward or have complex demands, get in touch with our planning consultants first to ensure a smooth and rewarding process.