What are listed buildings?
‘Listed Buildings’ are buildings that have been recognised nationally as having special architectural or historic interest and have been brought under the consideration of the planning system so they can be protected for future generations.
The National Heritage List for England contains details of all listed buildings in England.
The Heritage Gateway has information on England’s historic sites and buildings, including images of listed buildings.
How are listed buildings graded?
Listed buildings are separated into three grades, depending on their rarity and level of interest:
- Grade I buildings are of exceptional interest, only 2.5% of listed buildings are Grade I
- Grade II* buildings are particularly important buildings of more than special interest; 5.8% of listed buildings are Grade II*
- Grade II buildings are of special interest; 91.7% of all listed buildings are in this class and it is the most likely grade of listing for a homeowner.
What does listed building status mean?
Inclusion of a building on the national list does not prevent change. Instead it simply means that listed building consent must be applied for in order to make any changes to that building that might affect its special interest. Depending on the nature of the proposed works, planning permission may also be required. This does not replace the need for listed building consent.
The level of detail and type of information that is required to apply for listed building consent may be different to the information required for a planning application.
Listed buildings in Eastleigh
There are approximately 176 listed buildings in the Borough. All of these buildings are Grade II expect for eight which are Grade II*.
You can use our interactive map to check whether a building or property is listed or in a conservation area.
We have a responsibility to ensure the protection afforded by listing is enforced in practice. Saved policies in the Adopted Local Plan 2001-2011 and draft policies in the Emerging Local Plan set out the criteria by which planning applications and listed building consent applications will be considered.
Listed building owners and prospective applicants are encouraged to seek advice from the Council at the earliest opportunity.
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