Local List of Heritage Assets

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

Review of the local list

A review of the Local List of Heritage Assets was completed 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. 

22 items were added to the updated Local list, which was approved by the Tourism, Equalities, communities and Culture Committee on 9 March 2023.

We will undertake the next periodic review in 2028.

What a Locally Listed Heritage Asset is

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.

Brighton & Hove heritage assets map 

Use our 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.

Local List of Heritage Assets directory

Use our directory to find a locally listed building, park or garden. You can find more information about the local listing and what this means.

Specific thematic criteria have been produced for street lighting and letterboxes 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.

Local List of Heritage Assets directory

Find out if you can 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 you can 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.