These are buildings, objects or structures considered to be of special architectural or historic interest, which need to be preserved for future generations. The list is compiled by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport following advice from Historic England.
Statutory listed buildings are protected by legislation in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990.
Learn more about how and why buildings are listed from Historic England.
Alterations to a listed building
If you want to alter listed buildings, either internally or externally, you must first apply for listed building consent as part of your planning application.
Learn more about how to apply for listed building consent.
Extra help with your application
Given the complications of dealing with listed buildings, you may want to consider using our pre-planning advice service.
Please note: It is a criminal offence to demolish, alter or extend a listed building without first obtaining listed building consent.