It's a criminal offence to extend, change or demolish a listed building without listed building consent
A listed building is a building that appears on the Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest.
This applies to the inside and the outside of the building, and any work affecting the character of the building.
To find out if a building is listed, search the National Heritage List of England.
You can also use our interactive map.
You can apply for listed building consent via the Planning Portal.
You must submit a heritage statement explaining:
You'll also need to submit a design and access statement with your application.
We've produced our own guidance on design and access statements, available below.
We may refuse your application if you don't give us enough information.