A 'listed building' is defined in section 1 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as a building which is for the time being included in a list compiled or approved by the Secretary of State under that section. For the purpose of the Act any object or structure fixed to the building, which, since on or before 1st July 1948, has formed part of the land and is comprised within the curtilage of the building is treated as part of the building.
Listed Building Consent is required for the demolition or partial demolition of a listed building, or for its alteration or extension in any manner which would affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest. Examples of the types of alteration or extension which would normally require listed building consent are:
Conservation Area Consent. The provisions of the Act relating to listed buildings are applied, with modifications, to the demolition of unlisted buildings in conservation areas. This requires conservation area consent.
Listed Building Enforcement. Your local planning authority (LPA) may isue an enforcement notice when:
Conservation Area Enforcement. A conservation area enforcement notice is issue by a LPA when they consider an unlisted building in a Conservation Area has been demolished without the grant of Conservation Area Consent.