Work Stage 0.5 - Feasibility

Before we get too far down the process, we usually recommend sending in a pre- application to your Local Authority and Historic England, to ascertain if they would be supportive of the proposals in principle.Your Local Authority may charge a fee for this service.


We will usually just submit a pre-app form with a brief description of the works at this early stage.We often request a site visit, when everything will be discussed and agreed with the Of cer during a walk around. Some projects will just require written advice without a visit.


We usually submit a site plan @ 1:1250, showing the ordnance survey plot and boundary of your property; and a block plan @ 1:500, showing an outline footprint of the extension position only, with a pre-application form, so we can agree the design in principal with the Local Authority, rather than submitting full drawings, which come at a later stage.


Your Local Authority will respond with written advice, and will sometimes require a site visit.


Works to Listed Buildings



All external and internal alterations to Listed Buildings will require Listed Building Consent.This could include works ranging from putting in a new door to building an extension.


Minor repairs should not require consent, but it is always worth checking with your Local Authority rst.


Most extensions, changes of use, new outbuildings require Planning Permission additionally to Listed Building Consent, unless they fall within permitted development.


The Conservation Of cer at your Local Authority deals with applications, and the Inspector of Historic Buildings from Historic England will additionally become involved/advise when the building is Listed Building Grade II* or Grade I.


Some moated properties/historic sites are also Scheduled Ancient Monuments, and these require Scheduled Ancient Monument Consent, this will involve the advice of the Inspector of Ancient Monuments from English Heritage.


The Planning Of cer at your Local Authority will deal with the Planning Application, but they will take advice from the Conservation Of cer and Historic England.


Ensuring that all parties reach agreement can be a lengthy process, and usually amendments will be required to the design along the way.


These Of cers will ensure that conditions are met to safeguard the building; and in order to comply with their requests, it is important that specialist designers and consultants are employed who have a sound knowledge of historic buildings, their construction and requirements.

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