Local Buildings List

Buildings on the local list are of interest because of their architecture, history or where they are in the City.

Differences between the statutory list of buildings and the local list

The government and English Heritage choose the buildings on the statutory list.  These are graded on their importance to the nation.  They are protected by law, so you must get listed building consent before you start any work on them.

For buildings on the local list, you normally won’t need special permission to start any alterations or repairs.  But you might need planning permission or conservation area consent for demolition.

Planning permission and locally listed buildings

Locally listed buildings are recognised by the city council and are not graded. They are not protected by law unless they are in a conservation area.

Find out more about Conservation Areas

Reasons buildings are added to the Local List

We include buildings on our local list that help form the character and history of the city.


You do not need planning consent to repair a locally listed building. But we encourage you to use appropriate materials to make sure the character and appearance of the building is not changed.

Alterations and extensions

If you want to extend or alter a locally listed building and you need planning permission, we will check your application to make sure it protects the character and appearance of the building.

Adding buildings to the local list

We regularly look at the local list to see if any buildings should be added. We are happy to get your suggestions for buildings to be added to the list and welcome suggestions from individuals, groups, societies or schools.

You can send your suggestions using our proposal form. The form tells you how we select buildings for the list. You can pick up the form from our office or download it below.

If you have any queries or require more information please contact us on (01482) 300 300.

Current local list

This is the current local list of buildings -