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Overview: Listed building consent is required for all alterations to listed buildings and their interiors irrespective of their grade or category of listing. It is also required for alterations to any object or structure which lies within the grounds or curtilage of a listed building and which was constructed before 1 July 1948. This may be taken to include garden walls, sundials, dovecotes and other such objects and structures as well as buildings which are ancillary to the principal building, not separated from it, and were so at the time of listing. It is important to note that altering a listed building without consent is a criminal offence.

The Acts listed below state the following: No person shall execute or cause to be executed any works for the 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, unless the works are authorised.

Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990, Section 7

Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997, Section 6