If you wish to demolish, alter or extend a listed building, you must have prior consent from the local planning authority. Failure to do so is a criminal offence, so it is important to follow all necessary processes. RWP Consultancy deals with all listed building consents on behalf of our clients in Guildford, Cobham, Dorking, Surrey, Sussex and South West London. Having worked extensively throughout these historical areas, we have ample experience providing architectural and planning services for listed buildings, with our architects making the application and approval process as efficient and stress-free as possible.
Due to the legalities surrounding work to listed buildings, if you have any doubt about the status of your property or the requirements of the work you wish to carry out, it is essential to consult the local planning authority beforehand.
Listed building consent is a type of planning control which exists to protect buildings of special interest, either historical or architectural. These controls are in addition to any other planning regulations, such as extension planning requirements, and apply to any works which are likely to affect the character of the building.
Consequently, before carrying out any work to a listed building in Guildford, Cobham, Dorking or the surrounding areas, it is necessary to apply for consent from the local planning authority. This application must give sufficient detail to allow a proper assessment of the impact of proposed works.
At RWP Consultancy we have an experienced team of architects who over the years have worked on many projects concerning listed buildings. As such, we are experts in listed building consents, with a high success rate for gaining consent. Due to their complex nature, projects involving listed buildings require a more specialist approach to planning and applications, which we are in a perfect position to provide.
When you contact us for architectural and planning services, you enjoy the benefit of appropriate high-quality design and thoughtful planning which focuses on preserving historical character, maximising the chance of a successful application. We also handle all application requirements on your behalf, preparing strong support documents and including satisfactory information and detail.
Consent requirements depend on factors such as the grade of your property and what works you plan to carry out. While some minor repairs may be acceptable without consent, it is important to check, and our architects are happy to provide advice or liaise with the local authority on your behalf.
RWP Consultancy can assist with listed building consents for a range of projects in the Guildford, Cobham and Dorking areas, along with any other relevant planning applications or issues. This includes consent to extend, alter, renovate or demolish.