Listed Building Consent
The CBA’s statutory role in listed building consent
The Council for British Archaeology is one of the six national amenity societies whom local authorities are directed to notify of applications for listed building consent, as required in Circular 09/2005 and Section 15(5) of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990. Relevant applications are those that involve “works for the demolition of a listed building” and “works for the alteration of a listed building which comprise or include the demolition of any part”. This applies to listed buildings of all grades.
The Conservation section of the CBA receives c4000 listed building cases a year from England and Wales. Most local planning authorities have now moved to electronic planning procedures by means of which applications can be submitted and viewed online via their websites. The CBA has worked with the other National Amenity Societies to draw up standard requirements for e-notification of listed building applications. These reflect the national standards for e- planning and are as follows.
Information for Local Planning Authorities
E-planning and electronic notification of applications for listed building consent
Planning authorities who wish to notify CBA electronically should send relevant listed building application notifications in England to the casework team, and in Wales to ‘Cadwraeth’, following the format and requirements for electronic notification set out below.
If information is omitted or the notification is otherwise incomplete, the CBA will return the notification by email and ask for re-notification. We will not consider the formal notification period of 28 days to have begun until proper notification has been received, and all the application documents, drawings etc are accessible via the planning authority’s website.
An email for each application
There should be a separate email for each application (content requirement below) sent to the casework team for England, and to ‘Cadwraeth’ for applications in Wales. There should also be a named individual as contact.
Emailed notifications need to include a copy of the list description for the building concerned, in order to fulfil the statutory notification requirement. The list description text should be included in the body of the email, though if technically difficult we would accept scanned list descriptions as attachments. We cannot accept an electronic notification unless the list description is included.
Drawings and other supporting documents
Access to drawings and other supporting documents, clearly named and indexed, must be part of the notification. We would hope to see a link directly to the application documents on your website (not simply to the introductory planning page). It is crucial that drawings are available to view on your website from the point at which the consultation period starts. They should be technically exact documents in a format that allows accurate scaling.
We ask that your Authority ensures the URL link to the online case file is maintained at all times, and any changes to the location are notified within the same week. This is because we cannot view the documents if the link is broken. Ideally, a separate facility should be provided, clearly signposted and labelled, for consultees to view details of ‘archived’ planning applications that have been determined.
The notification email should include:
- Your council’s name
- Your postal address for responses
- Your officer’s contact details, direct phone/email
- Application site address details
- Application reference number
- Direct link to documents on your website, clearly named and indexed
- Deadline for responses (28 days minimum from receipt)
- Description of works
- Full text of list description for building(s) on application site.
If you have any questions or require further information about e-notification to the CBA, please contact the casework team.
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