Heritage news, consultations and FAQs

Heritage news

Covid 19

Heritage officers are currently working from home and are best contacted via e-mail. Please be aware that whilst we are endeavouring to provide as normal a service as possible we may take a little longer than usual to respond to e-mails. Please also be aware that we are not currently undertaking site visits other than in exceptional circumstances but we are working towards a gradual reintroduction of site visits, in line with council procedures, as restrictions are eased.

Proposed Article 4 Direction for Queen's Park conservation area

Following community consultation was undertaken in February and March 2020. Subsequently a report for Proposed Article 4 Direction Order for Queen’s Park conservation area was presented to the Tourism, Equalities, Communities & Culture Committee on the 18th June 2020. This report was supported by the committee. As per statutory requirements and depending on government guidance regarding covid-19, we will be undertaking further community consultation towards the end of 2020. Download a copy of the report [0.7MB pdf].

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