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Case Studies - Listed Building breach

This project fathered an article written by Foxley Tagg, published in the ‘Listed Heritage Magazine’, where we explained that a wide range of seemingly minor works to a listed building were likely to require consent and that not regularising such breaches would at least complicate and at worst lose the sale.

When our client began thinking of selling his listed property he was unsure as to whether all the improvements that he had carried out were lawful.

Over the years a wide range of works were undertaken both to the property and in the garden.

As such our first involvement was to carefully catalogue the works undertaken to ascertain the extent of any breaches and which would require the correct consent.

After this review it was clear that there were a significant number of breaches where listed building consent would be needed to rectify the changes made.

These referred to such things as replacement windows, new flooring, new doors in addition to a requirement for planning permission for new stables and fencing.

Foxley Tagg were contracted to submit a listed building consent application and a planning application to regularise all of the breaches.

In this case the client was fortunate that the works undertaken were generally sympathetic to the nature of the building e.g. wooden windows similar to those replaced and not UPVC.

Both submissions were approved by Officers which enabled the client to sell his home with no issues.

It is of course worth noting that such permissions relate also to buildings which are located within the curtilage of a listed building when at the time of listing or where there is a physical attachment.

In such case these buildings are afforded the same status as listed buildings.

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