Local List of Heritage Assets

Check if your building, park or garden is locally listed, further information about local listing and what this means

Review of the local list

The council is undertaking a 5 year review of the Local List of Heritage assets. This will update existing list entries where new information has come to light and will assess those further nominations that have been put forward within the past five years since the Local List was comprehensively reviewed. This includes those submitted to us under the recent call for nominations.

We are now assessing the nominations and additional information and will be reporting the updated Local list to the Tourism, Equalities, communities and Culture Committee later in 2021. In the meantime the existing Local List remains in use.

What is a Locally Listed Heritage Asset?

A Locally Listed Heritage Asset is a building, park or garden considered to be of special interest, because of its local historic, architectural, design or townscape value.

A Locally Listed Building is not the same as a Listed Building. Listed Buildings are designated at a national level by Historic England, whereas Locally Listed Heritage Assets are designated at a local level by the council.

A revised and updated Local List of Heritage Assets was adopted on 18th June 2015.  This followed a call for nominations from the public, assessment against selection criteria and consultation on the draft local list.  The Local List will be reviewed on a 5 year cycle, with the next review due in 2020.

Is my building, park or garden included on the Local List?

Check the Summary Local List of Heritage Assets (PDF 177KB) to find out if a particular building, park or garden is included. The full assessment for each inclusion is also available through the Street Directory below:

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Specific thematic criteria have been produced for street lighting (PDF 1.2MB) and letterboxes [PDF 478kb] in the city, due to the number of historic examples that survive. The thematic criteria document in each case provides a list of known examples that have been included on the local list.

Can I make changes to a Locally Listed Heritage Asset?

Unlike listing at a national level, local listing does not provide further legislative controls and does not affect when planning permission is required.  However, when planning permission is required, the 'special interest' of a locally listed asset will be taken into account.

Where can I find out more?

The Local List of Heritage Assets Planning Advice Note (PAN) 07 provides further information on what Local Listing means, the implications of inclusion, selection criteria and process for review.