Heritage news, consultations and frequently asked questions

Information and advice about listed properties.

Heritage assets map

Use the new Heritage Assets Map to find information about council owned assets such as:

  • street furniture
  • arches
  • groynes
  • bollards
  • milestones
  • shelters
  • clock towers
  • gates and railings 
  • fountains
  • lamp posts
  • letterboxes
  • monuments and war memorials
  • windmills
  • tombs
  • telephone kiosks
  • parks and gardens

The map shows public structures and features identified in Historic England’s Listing and our Local List of Heritage Assets where they are owned and maintained by the council. You can search for an address or area, and zoom in and out of the map using the plus and minus buttons.

Review of the local list

We completed a review of the Local List of Heritage Assets in March 2023. This assessed nominations that have been put forward since the Local List was last comprehensively reviewed, as well as updating existing list entries where new information has come to light or where circumstances have changed. 

We added 22 items to the updated local list, which the Tourism, Equalities, communities and Culture Committee approved on 9 March 2023.

We will undertake the next periodic review in 2028.

Lamp post removed from the statutory list of listed buildings 

Historic England notified the council that, with effect from 14 December 2022, they've removed the lamp post on Abbey Road at the east end of Great College Street from the statutory list of listed buildings in Brighton & Hove. 

To see a copy of the amendment, send an email to conservation@brighton-hove.gov.uk.

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. Energy conservation measures for properties in conversation areas
  3. Roof alterations and extensions
  4. Damp treatment
  5. External painting
  6. Repointing walls
  7. Replacement windows - find out about planning permission for doors and windows
  8. Solar panels - find out about installing solar panels on your home
  9. Advice about architectural features on listed buildings, including windows and double glazing, doors, roof coverings, chimneys, porches, render, mouldings, flint, balconies and boundary treatments: supplementary planning document on architectural features