Listed buildings

Listed buildings

There are almost 1,000 buildings that are of national value because of their architectural or historical interest in the District. In most cases the exterior, interior and grounds of a Listed Building are protected.

Listed Buildings are identified for their special architectural or historic interest and are of national importance. They make a special contribution to the character of both urban and rural areas and every listed building is protected by law, inside and out.

The Council seeks to ensure that every alteration or extension to a listed building preserves its special architectural and historic interest.

Listed Building Consent is required for any alterations which affect the character of the listed building and work requiring consent can range from removing a fireplace to adding a large extension.

Listing therefore includes not only the main external features such as the walls and roof, but also the internal features which are fixed to the building and which make up so much of its historic character. Listing also extends to include outbuildings that were in existence at the time of Listing.

There are almost 1,000 buildings that are of national value because of their architectural or historical interest in the District. In most cases the exterior, interior and grounds of a Listed Building are protected.

Virtually any changes to a Listed Building can require permission (Listed Building Consent) from the District Council so please check with us before you do any work.

North Kesteven District Council no longer give grant aid for work to Listed Buildings but you may contact Lincolnshire County Council.

To find out if a building is Listed, you can visit the National Heritage List for England.

Planning Services

North Kesteven District Council
Kesteven Street
Sleaford
Lincolnshire
NG34 7EF

Tel: 01529 414155
Fax: 01529 306402
Email: planning@n-kesteven.gov.uk