Heritage news, consultations and FAQs

Heritage news

The vacant Dyke Road Tavern at 218 Dyke Road in Brighton has been listed grade II by Historic England with effect from 1st November 2017. This follows the issuing by the council of a Building Preservation Notice in July 2017, which had the effect of temporarily listing the building pending the outcome of the listing application. The building is an early and high quality example of a ‘reformed’ public house, dating from 1895, in Tudor Revival style with additions dating from the 1930s; it survives substantially intact.

The council has embarked on the production of a Management Plan for the Old Town conservation area (following on from the recently adopted character statement) and a Character Statement for the Queens Park conservation area. Both areas are currently included on the Historic England ‘at risk’ register and these documents will be important steps towards addressing the current threats to the areas. It is intended to adopt both documents in June 2018, subject to public consultation.

Frequently asked questions

  1. Is my property listed?
  2. Do I need listed building consent?
  3. How do I get a building listed/de-listed?
  4. Where can I find information on the history of my property or area?
  5. Is my property in a conservation area?
  6. How does living in a conservation area affect me?
  7. What is a locally listed heritage asset?
  8. What is an Article 4 Direction?
  9. I want to prune/fell a tree.  Do I need consent?
  10. How do I report possible unauthorised works to an historic building?
  11. How do I report a building in disrepair?
  12. How do I report the removal of an historic street light or paving?
  13. Does the council provide grants for historic buildings?

Common types of work

  1. Maintenance of historic buildings
  2. Windows (including replacing windows with double glazing), doors, roof coverings, chimneys, porches, render, mouldings, flint, balconies and boundary treatments: guidance and policy is available in the Supplementary Planning Document on Architectural Features.
  3. Roof Alterations and Extensions
  4. Damp Treatment
  5. External Painting
  6. Repointing Walls