Advice for owners of listed buildings

It is a criminal offence to carry out works to a listed building without consent – even if you did not know the building was listed. It is important to consult the Development Management team before starting any work.

You will need the council’s consent to demolish a listed building. Alterations or extensions that affect the character of a building also require consent. Unauthorised work could break the law, and may be a criminal offence. The need for listed building consent is different from planning permission but the process is very similar.

All internal and external works which affect the character of the building requires listed building consent. Other works requiring consent include:

  • re-roofing
  • new doors and windows
  • re-pointing (where the character of the building is affected)
  • most stone cleaning
  • removal of chimneys
  • removal of fireplaces and internal features

How do I apply for listed building consent?

You must submit an application to the council but this is free of charge. The application forms and notes for guidance can be found on the planning application forms and guidance notes page.

More information

To find out if a building is listed, consult the council’s Historic Environment Record.

Advice and information can also be found on the Historic England or >Institute of Historic Building Conservation websites.

Please be aware that Development Management are scheduled to move to Church Square House, Scunthorpe on 8th February 2019. Please check beforehand to save any unnecessary journeys.

Opening hours –

Duty Officer hours will be changing to an appointment only basis week commencing 4th February 2019 and will be between 9-00am – 12-30pm Tuesday and Thursday mornings only.

Please call the contact centre to arrange an appointment.