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Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 (c. 9) (c. 9)

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Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 (c. 9)

1990 CHAPTER 9

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Content
  1. Part I

    Listed Buildings

    1. Chapter 1

      Listing of special buildings

      1. 1. Listing of buildings of special architectural or historic interest.

      2. 2. Publication of lists.

      3. 3. Temporary listing: building preservation notices.

      4. 4. Temporary listing in urgent cases.

      5. 5. Provisions applicable on lapse of building preservation notice.

      6. 6. Issue of certificate that building not intended to be listed.

    2. Chapter II

      Authorisation of works affecting listed buildings

      1. Control of works in respect of listed buildings

        1. 7. Restriction on works affecting listed buildings.

        2. 8. Authorisation of works: listed building consent.

        3. 9. Offences.

      2. Applications for listed building consent

        1. 10. Making of applications for listed building consent.

        2. 11. Certificates as to applicant's status etc.

        3. 12. Reference of certain applications to Secretary of State.

        4. 13. Duty to notify Secretary of State of applications.

        5. 14. Duty of London borough councils to notify Commission.

        6. 15. Directions concerning notification of applications etc.

        7. 16. Decision on application.

      3. Grant of consent subject to conditions

        1. 17. Power to impose conditions on grant of listed building consent.

        2. 18. Limit of duration of listed building consent.

        3. 19. Application for variation or discharge of conditions.

      4. Appeals

        1. 20. Right to appeal against decision or failure to take decision.

        2. 21. Appeals: supplementary provisions.

        3. 22. Determination of appeals.

      5. Revocation and modification of consent

        1. 23. Revocation and modification of listed building consent by local planning authority.

        2. 24. Procedure for s. 23 orders: opposed cases.

        3. 25. Procedure for s. 23 orders: unopposed cases.

        4. 26. Revocation and modification of listed building consent by the Secretary of State.

    3. Chapter III

      Rights of Owners etc.

      1. Compensation

        1. 27. Compensation for refusal of consent to alteration, etc. of listed building.

        2. 28. Compensation where listed building consent revoked or modified.

        3. 29. Compensation for loss or damage caused by service of building preservation notice.

        4. 30. Local planning authorities for compensation purposes.

        5. 31. General provisions as to compensation for depreciation under this Part.

      2. Listed building purchase notices

        1. 32. Purchase notice on refusal or conditional grant of listed building consent.

        2. 33. Action by council on whom listed building purchase notice served.

        3. 34. Procedure on reference of listed building purchase notice to Secretary of State.

        4. 35. Action by Secretary of State in relation to listed building purchase notice.

        5. 36. Effect of Secretary of State's action in relation to listed building purchase notice.

        6. 37. Reduction of compensation on acquisition where s. 28 compensation payable.

    4. Chapter IV

      Enforcement

      1. 38. Power to issue listed building enforcement notice.

      2. 39. Appeal against listed building enforcement notice.

      3. 40. Appeals: supplementary provisions.

      4. 41. Determination of appeals under s. 39.

      5. 42. Execution of works required by listed building enforcement notice.

      6. 43. Penalties for non-compliance with listed building enforcement notice.

      7. 44. Effect of listed building consent on listed building enforcement notice.

      8. 45. Commission to have concurrent enforcement functions in London.

      9. 46. Enforcement by the Secretary of State.

    5. Chapter V

      Prevention of Deterioration and Damage

      1. Compulsory acquisition of listed building in need of repair

        1. 47. Compulsory acquisition of listed building in need of repair.

        2. 48. Repairs notice as preliminary to acquisition under s. 47.

        3. 49. Compensation on compulsory acquisition of listed building.

        4. 50. Minimum compensation in case of listed building deliberately left derelict.

        5. 51. Ending of rights over land compulsorily acquired.

      2. Acquisition by agreement

        1. 52. Acquisition of land by agreement.

      3. Management of acquired buildings

        1. 53. Management of listed buildings acquired under this Act.

      4. Urgent preservation

        1. 54. Urgent works to preserve unoccupied listed buildings.

        2. 55. Recovery of expenses of works under s. 54.

        3. 56. Dangerous structure orders in respect of listed buildings.

      5. Grants for repair and maintenance

        1. 57. Power of local authority to contribute to preservation of listed buildings etc.

        2. 58. Recovery of grants under s. 57.

      6. Damage to listed buildings

        1. 59. Acts causing or likely to result in damage to listed buildings.

    6. Chapter VI

      Miscellaneous and Supplemental

      1. Exceptions for church buildings and ancient monuments

        1. 60. Exceptions for ecclesiastical buildings and redundant churches.

        2. 61. Exceptions for ancient monuments etc.

      2. Validity of instruments, decisions and proceedings

        1. 62. Validity of certain orders and decisions.

        2. 63. Proceedings for questioning validity of other orders, decisions and directions.

        3. 64. Validity of listed building enforcement notices.

        4. 65. Appeals to High Court relating to listed building enforcement notices.

      3. Special considerations affecting planning functions

        1. 66. General duty as respects listed buildings in exercise of planning functions.

        2. 67. Publicity for applications affecting setting of listed buildings.

        3. 68. Reference to Commission of planning applications involving listed buildings in Greater London.

  2. Part II

    Conservation Areas

    1. Designation

      1. 69. Designation of conservation areas.

      2. 70. Designation of conservation areas: supplementary provisions.

    2. General duties of planning authorities

      1. 71. Formulation and publication of proposals for preservation and enhancement of conservation areas.

      2. 72. General duty as respects conservation areas in exercise of planning functions.

      3. 73. Publicity for applications affecting conservation areas.

    3. Control of demolition

      1. 74. Control of demolition in conservation areas.

      2. 75. Cases in which s. 74 does not apply.

      3. 76. Urgent works to preserve unoccupied buildings in conservation areas.

    4. Grants

      1. 77. Grants and loans for preservation or enhancement of conservation areas.

      2. 78. Recovery of grants under s. 77.

    5. Town schemes

      1. 79. Town scheme agreements.

      2. 80. Grants for repairing of buildings in town schemes.

  3. Part III

    General

    1. Authorities exercising functions under Act

      1. 81. Authorities exercising functions under Act.

    2. Special cases

      1. 82. Application of Act to land and works of local planning authorities.

      2. 83. Exercise of powers in relation to Crown land.

      3. 84. Application for listed building or conservation area consent in anticipation of disposal of Crown land.

      4. 85. British Coal.

      5. 86. Ecclesiastical property.

      6. 87. Settled land.

    3. Miscellaneous provisions

      1. 88. Rights of entry.

      2. 89. Application of certain general provisions of principal Act.

      3. 90. Financial provisions.

  4. Part IV

    Supplemental

    1. 91. Interpretation.

    2. 92. Application of Act to Isles of Scilly.

    3. 93. Regulations and orders.

    4. 94. Short title, commencement and extent.

    1. Schedule 1

      Buildings formerly subject to building preservation orders.

    2. Schedule 2

      Lapse of building preservation notices.

    3. Schedule 3

      Determination of certain appeals by person appointed by Secretary of State.

    4. Schedule 4

      Further provisions as to exercise of functions by different authorities.

An Act to consolidate certain enactments relating to special controls in respect of buildings and areas of special architectural or historic interest with amendments to give effect to recommendations of the Law Commission.

[24th May 1990]

Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:--



Part I Listed Buildings

Chapter 1 Listing of special buildings

1 Listing of buildings of special architectural or historic interest

(1) For the purposes of this Act and with a view to the guidance of local planning authorities in the performance of their functions under this Act and the principal Act in relation to buildings of special architectural or historic interest, the Secretary of State shall compile lists of such buildings, or approve, with or without modifications, such lists compiled by the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England (in this Act referred to as "the Commission") or by other persons or bodies of persons, and may amend any list so compiled or approved.

(2) The Secretary of State shall not approve any list compiled by the Commission if the list contains any building situated outside England.

(3) In considering whether to include a building in a list compiled or approved under this section, the Secretary of State may take into account not only the building itself but also--

(a) any respect in which its exterior contributes to the architectural or historic interest of any group of buildings of which it forms part; and

(b) the desirability of preserving, on the ground of its architectural or historic interest, any feature of the building consisting of a man-made object or structure fixed to the building or forming part of the land and comprised within the curtilage of the building.

(4) Before compiling, approving (with or without modifications) or amending any list under this section the Secretary of State shall consult--

(a) in relation to buildings which are situated in England, with the Commission; and

(b) with such other persons or bodies of persons as appear to him appropriate as having special knowledge of, or interest in, buildings of architectural or historic interest.

(5) In this Act "listed building" means a building which is for the time being included in a list compiled or approved by the Secretary of State under this section; and for the purposes of this Act--

(a) any object or structure fixed to the building;

(b) any object or structure within the curtilage of the building which, although not fixed to the building, forms part of the land and has done so since before lst July 1948,

shall be treated as part of the building.

(6) Schedule 1 shall have effect for the purpose of making provision as to the treatment as listed buildings of certain buildings formerly subject to building preservation orders.

2 Publication of lists

(1) As soon as possible after any list has been compiled or approved under section 1 or any amendments of such a list have been made, a copy of so much of the list as relates to any district or London borough or, as the case may be, of so much of the amendments as so relates, certified by or on behalf of the Secretary of State to be a true copy, shall be deposited--

(a) in the case of a London borough, with the council of the borough and with the chief officer of the Commission; and

(b) in the case of a district--

(i) with the district council;

(ii) with the county planning authority whose area or any part of whose area includes the district, or any part of it; and

(iii) where the district council are not the district planning authority, with that authority.

(2) Any copy deposited under subsection (1) shall be a local land charge, and the council with whom a copy is deposited shall be treated for the purposes of the [1975 c. 76.] Local Land Charges Act 1975 as the originating authority as respects the charge constituted by the deposit.

(3) As soon as possible after the inclusion of any building in a list under section 1 (whether it is included when the list is compiled, approved or amended) or as soon as possible after any such list has been amended by the exclusion of any building from it--

(a) the Secretary of State shall inform the council of the district or London borough in whose area the building is situated of the inclusion or exclusion; and

(b) the council shall serve a notice in the prescribed form on every owner and occupier of the building, stating that the building has been included in or excluded from the list.

(4) The Secretary of State shall keep available for public inspection free of charge at reasonable hours and at a convenient place, copies of all lists and amendments of lists, compiled, approved or made by him under section 1.

(5) Every authority with whom copies of any list or amendments are deposited under this section shall similarly keep available copies of so much of any such list or amendment as relates to buildings within their area.

(6) For the purposes of subsection (5) the Commission shall be taken to be an authority whose area is Greater London.

3 Temporary listing: building preservation notices

(1) If it appears to a local planning authority, other than a county planning authority, that a building in their area which is not a listed building--

(a) is of special architectural or historic interest; and

(b) is in danger of demolition or of alteration in such a way as to affect its character as a building of such interest,

they may serve on the owner and occupier of the building a notice (in this Act referred to as a "building preservation notice").

(2) A building preservation notice served by a local planning authority shall--

(a) state that the building appears to them to be of special architectural or historic interest and that they have requested the Secretary of State to consider including it in a list compiled or approved under section 1; and

(b) explain the effect of subsections (3) to (5) and Schedule 2.

(3) A building preservation notice--

(a) shall come into force as soon as it has been served on both the owner and occupier of the building to which it relates; and

(b) subject to subsection (4), shall remain in force for six months from the date when it is served or, as the case may be, last served.

(4) A building preservation notice shall cease to be in force if the Secretary of State--

(a) includes the building in a list compiled or approved under section 1, or

(b) notifies the local planning authority in writing that he does not intend to do so.

(5) While a building preservation notice is in force with respect to a building, the provisions of this Act (other than section 59) and the principal Act shall have effect in relation to the building as if it were a listed building.

(6) If, following the service of a building preservation notice, the Secretary of State notifies the local planning authority that he does not propose to include the building in a list compiled or approved under section 1, the authority shall immediately give notice of that decision to the owner and occupier of the building.

(7) Following such a notification by the Secretary of State no further building preservation notice in respect of the building shall be served by the local planning authority within the period of 12 months beginning with the date of the notification.

(8) The Commission shall, as respects any London borough, have concurrently with the council of that borough the functions of a local planning authority under this section; and references to the local planning authority shall be construed accordingly.

4 Temporary listing in urgent cases

(1) If it appears to the local planning authority to be urgent that a building preservation notice should come into force, they may, instead of serving the notice on the owner and occupier of the building, affix the notice conspicuously to some object on the building.

(2) The affixing of a notice under subsection (1) shall be treated for all the purposes of section 3, this section, sections 5 and 10 to 26 and Schedule 2 as service of the notice.

(3) A notice which is so affixed must explain that by virtue of being so affixed it is treated as being served for those purposes.

(4) The Commission shall, as respects any London borough, have concurrently with the council of that borough the functions of a local planning authority under this section; and references to the local planning authority shall be construed accordingly.

5 Provisions applicable on lapse of building preservation notice

Schedule 2 to this Act shall have effect as respects the lapse of building preservation notices.

6 Issue of certificate that building not intended to be listed

(1) Where--

(a) application has been made for planning permission for any development involving the alteration, extension or demolition of a building; or

(b) any such planning permission has been granted;

the Secretary of State may, on the application of any person, issue a certificate stating that he does not intend to list the building.

(2) The issue of such a certificate in respect of a building shall--

(a) preclude the Secretary of State for a period of 5 years from the date of issue from exercising in relation to that building any of the powers conferred on him by section 1; and

(b) preclude the local planning authority for that period from serving a building preservation notice in relation to it.

(3) Notice of an application under subsection (1) shall be given to the local planning authority within whose area the building is situated at the same time as the application is submitted to the Secretary of State.

(4) In this section "local planning authority", in relation to a building in Greater London, includes the Commission.



Chapter II Authorisation of works affecting listed buildings

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Control of works in respect of listed buildings

7 Restriction on works affecting listed buildings

Subject to the following provisions of this Act, 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.

8 Authorisation of works: listed building consent

(1) Works for the alteration or extension of a listed building are authorised if--

(a) written consent for their execution has been granted by the local planning authority or the Secretary of State; and

(b) they are executed in accordance with the terms of the consent and of any conditions attached to it.

(2) Works for the demolition of a listed building are authorised if--

(a) such consent has been granted for their execution;

(b) notice of the proposal to execute the works has been given to the Royal Commission;

(c) after such notice has been given either--

(i) for a period of at least one month following the grant of such consent, and before the commencement of the works, reasonable access to the building has been made available to members or officers of the Royal Commission for the purpose of recording it; or

(ii) the Secretary of the Royal Commission, or another officer of theirs with authority to act on their behalf for the purposes of this section, has stated in writing that they have completed their recording of the building or that they do not wish to record it; and

(d) the works are executed in accordance with the terms of the consent and of any conditions attached to it.

(3) Where--

(a) works for the demolition of a listed building or for its alteration or extension are executed without such consent; and

(b) written consent is granted by the local planning authority or the Secretary of State for the retention of the works,

the works are authorised from the grant of that consent.

(4) In this section "the Royal Commission" means--

(a) in relation to England, the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England; and

(b) in relation to Wales, the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments in Wales.

(5) The Secretary of State may by order provide that subsection (2) shall have effect with the substitution for the references to the Royal Commission of references to such other body as may be so specified.

(6) Such an order--

(a) shall apply in the case of works executed or to be executed on or after such date as may be specified in the order; and

(b) may apply in relation to either England or Wales, or both.

(7) Consent under subsection (1), (2) or (3) is referred to in this Act as "listed building consent".

9 Offences

(1) If a person contravenes section 7 he shall be guilty of an offence.

(2) Without prejudice to subsection (1), if a person executing or causing to be executed any works in relation to a listed building under a listed building consent fails to comply with any condition attached to the consent, he shall be guilty of an offence.

(3) In proceedings for an offence under this section it shall be a defence to prove the following matters--

(a) that works to the building were urgently necessary in the interests of safety or health or for the preservation of the building;

(b) that it was not practicable to secure safety or health or, as the case may be, the preservation of the building by works of repair or works for affording temporary support or shelter;

(c) that the works carried out were limited to the minimum measures immediately necessary; and

(d) that notice in writing justifying in detail the carrying out of the works was given to the local planning authority as soon as reasonably practicable.

(4) A person who is guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable--

(a) on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months or a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum, or both; or

(b) on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for a term not exceeding twelve months or a fine, or both.

(5) In determining the amount of any fine to be imposed on a person convicted on indictment of an offence under this section, the court shall in particular have regard to any financial benefit which has accrued or appears likely to accrue to him in consequence of the offence.



Applications for listed building consent

10 Making of applications for listed building consent

(1) Except as provided in sections 12 to 15, an application for listed building consent shall be made to and dealt with by the local planning authority.

(2) Such an application shall be made in such form as the authority may require and shall contain--

(a) sufficient particulars to identify the building to which it relates, including a plan;

(b) such other plans and drawings as are necessary to describe the works which are the subject of the application; and

(c) such other particulars as may be required by the authority.

(3) Provision may be made by regulations under this Act with respect to--

(a) the manner in which such applications are to be made;

(b) the manner in which they are to be advertised; and

(c) the time within which they are to be dealt with by local planning authorities or, as the case may be, by the Secretary of State.

11 Certificates as to applicant's status etc

(1) Regulations under this Act may provide that an application for listed building consent shall not be entertained unless it is accompanied by one of the following certificates in the prescribed form and signed by or on behalf of the applicant--

(a) a certificate stating that, at the beginning of the period of 21 days ending with the date of the application, no person (other than the applicant) was the owner of any of the building to which the application relates;

(b) a certificate stating that the applicant has given the requisite notice of the application to all the persons (other than himself) who at the beginning of that period were owners of any of the building to which the application relates;

(c) a certificate stating--

(i) that the applicant is unable to issue a certificate in accordance with paragraph (a) or (b);

(ii) that he has given the requisite notice of the application to such one or more of the persons mentioned in paragraph (b) as are specified in the certificate; and

(iii) that he has taken such steps as are reasonably open to him (specifying them) to ascertain the names and addresses of the remainder of those persons but has been unable to do so;

(d) a certificate stating--

(i) that the applicant is unable to issue a certificate in accordance with paragraph (a); and

(ii) that he has taken such steps as are reasonably open to him (specifying them) to ascertain the names and addresses of the persons mentioned in paragraph (b) but has been unable to do so.

(2) Where such provision is made any such certificate as is mentioned in subsection (1)(b) or (c) must set out--

(a) the names of the persons to whom the applicant has given the requisite notice of the application;

(b) the addresses at which notice was given to them; and

(c) the date of service of each such notice.

(3) Such regulations may require that any such certificate as is mentioned in subsection (1)(c) or (d) shall also contain a statement that the requisite notice of the application, as set out in the certificate, has on a date specified in the certificate (which must not be earlier than the beginning of the period mentioned in subsection (1)(a)) been published in a local newspaper circulating in the locality in which the building is situated.

(4) Such regulations may also require that where an application is accompanied by such a certificate as is mentioned in subsection (1)(b),(c) or (d), the local planning authority--

(a) shall not determine the application before the end of the period of 21 days beginning with the date appearing from the certificate to be the latest of the dates of service of notices as mentioned in the certificate, or, if later, the date of publication of a notice as so mentioned;

(b) shall in determining the application take into account any representations relating to it which are made to them before the end of that period by any person who satisfies them that he is an owner of any of the building to which the application relates; and

(c) shall give notice of their decision to every person who has made representations which they were required to take into account in accordance with paragraph (b).

(5) Such regulations may also make provision as to who, in the case of any building, is to be treated as the owner for the purposes of any provision made by virtue of this section.

(6) If any person--

(a) issues a certificate which purports to comply with the requirements of regulations made by virtue of this section and contains a statement which he knows to be false or misleading in a material particular; or

(b) recklessly issues a certificate which purports to comply with those requirements and contains a statement which is false or misleading in a material particular,

he shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.

(7) Subject to subsection (5), in this section "owner" means a person who is for the time being the estate owner in respect of the fee simple or is entitled to a tenancy granted or extended for a term of years certain of which not less than seven years remain unexpired.

12 Reference of certain applications to Secretary of State

(1) The Secretary of State may give directions requiring applications for listed building consent to be referred to him instead of being dealt with by the local planning authority.

(2) A direction under this section may relate either to a particular application, or to applications in respect of such buildings as may be specified in the direction.

(3) An application in respect of which a direction under this section has effect shall be referred to the Secretary of State accordingly.

(4) Before determining an application referred to him under this section, the Secretary of State shall, if either the applicant or the authority so wish, give each of them an opportunity of appearing before, and being heard by, a person appointed by the Secretary of State.

(5) The decision of the Secretary of State on any application referred to him under this section shall be final.

13 Duty to notify Secretary of State of applications

(1) If a local planning authority (other than a London borough council) to whom application is made for listed building consent, or a London borough council to whom such an application is made by the Commission, intend to grant listed building consent they shall first notify the Secretary of State of the application, giving particulars of the works for which the consent is required.

(2) The Secretary of State may within the period of 28 days beginning with the date of such a notification--

(a) direct the reference of the application to him under section 12; or

(b) give notice to the authority that he requires further time in which to consider whether to require such a reference.

(3) The local planning authority shall not grant listed building consent until--

(a) the period mentioned in subsection (2) has expired without the Secretary of State directing the reference of the application to him or giving them notice under paragraph (b) of that subsection; or

(b) the Secretary of State has notified them that he does not intend to require the reference of the application.

14 Duty of London borough councils to notify Commission

(1) Where an application for listed building consent is made to a local planning authority which is a London borough council--

(a) unless the authority have determined to refuse it, they shall notify the Commission of the application, giving particulars of the works for which the consent is required; and

(b) the authority shall not grant the consent unless they are authorised or directed to do so under subsection (2)(a).

(2) On receipt of such a notification the Commission may--

(a) subject to subsection (6), give the local planning authority directions as to the granting of the application or authorise them to determine the application as they think fit; or

(b) direct them to refuse the application.

(3) If the Commission intend to exercise either of their powers under subsection (2)(a), they shall notify the Secretary of State of the application giving particulars of the works for which the consent is required.

(4) Where the Commission direct the local planning authority under subsection (2)(b) to refuse listed building consent, the authority may, within 28 days from the date of the direction, notify the Secretary of State of the application giving particulars of the works for which the consent is required.

(5) The Secretary of State may within the period of 28 days beginning with the date of a notification under subsection (3) or (4)--

(a) direct the reference of the application to him; or

(b) give notice to the authority who notified him or, as the case may be, the Commission that he requires further time in which to consider whether to require such a reference.

(6) The Commission shall not direct the local planning authority under subsection (2)(a) to grant the application or authorise them to determine it as they think fit unless--

(a) the period mentioned in subsection (5) has expired without the Secretary of State directing the reference of the application to him or giving them notice under paragraph (b) of that subsection; or

(b) he has notified them that he does not intend to require the reference of the application.

(7) Where the local planning authority notify the Secretary of State as mentioned in subsection (4), they shall not refuse the application unless--

(a) a period of 28 days beginning with the date of the notification has expired without the Secretary of State directing the reference of the application to him or giving them notice under subsection (5)(b); or

(b) he has notified the authority that he does not intend to require the reference of the application.

(8) Where, after receiving notification under subsection (4), the Secretary of State directs the reference of the application to him, before determining the application he shall, if either the applicant or the authority or, as the case may be, the Commission so desire, give each of them an opportunity of appearing before, and being heard by, a person appointed by the Secretary of State.

(9) Subsection (1) shall not apply where the application for listed building consent is made by the Commission.

15 Directions concerning notification of applications etc

(1) The Secretary of State may direct that, in the case of such descriptions of applications for listed building consent as he may specify, sections 13 and 14 shall not apply.

(2) Where a direction is in force under subsection (1) in respect of any description of application, local planning authorities may determine applications of that description in any manner they think fit, without notifying the Secretary of State or, as the case may be, the Commission.

(3) Before giving a direction under subsection (1) in respect of any description of application for consent to the demolition of a building in England, the Secretary of State shall consult the Commission.

(4) Where a direction is in force under subsection (1), the Secretary of State may direct a local planning authority that section 13 or, as the case may be, section 14 shall nevertheless apply--

(a) to a particular application for listed building consent; or

(b) to such descriptions of application for listed building consent as are specified in the direction;

and such a direction has effect in relation to any such application which has not been disposed of by the authority by their granting or refusing consent.

(5) Without prejudice to sections 10 to 14, the Secretary of State may give directions to local planning authorities requiring them, in such cases or classes of case as may be specified in the directions, to notify him and such other persons as may be so specified--

(a) of any applications made to the authorities for listed building consent; and

(b) of the decisions taken by the authorities on those applications.

(6) Directions under subsection (1) or (5) may be given to authorities generally or to particular authorities or descriptions of authority.

16 Decision on application

(1) Subject to the previous provisions of this Part, the local planning authority or, as the case may be, the Secretary of State may grant or refuse an application for listed building consent and, if they grant consent, may grant it subject to conditions.

(2) In considering whether to grant listed building consent for any works the local planning authority or the Secretary of State shall have special regard to the desirability of preserving the building or its setting or any features of special architectural or historic interest which it possesses.

(3) Any listed building consent shall (except in so far as it otherwise provides) enure for the benefit of the building and of all persons for the time being interested in it.



Grant of consent subject to conditions

17 Power to impose conditions on grant of listed building consent

(1) Without prejudice to the generality of section 16(1), the conditions subject to which listed building consent may be granted may include conditions with respect to--

(a) the preservation of particular features of the building, either as part of it or after severance from it;

(b) the making good, after the works are completed, of any damage caused to the building by the works;

(c) the reconstruction of the building or any part of it following the execution of any works, with the use of original materials so far as practicable and with such alterations of the interior of the building as may be specified in the conditions.

(2) A condition may also be imposed requiring specified details of the works (whether or not set out in the application) to be approved subsequently by the local planning authority or, in the case of consent granted by the Secretary of State, specifying whether such details are to be approved by the local planning authority or by him.

(3) Listed building consent for the demolition of a listed building may be granted subject to a condition that the building shall not be demolished before--

(a) a contract for the carrying out of works of redevelopment of the site has been made; and

(b) planning permission has been granted for the redevelopment for which the contract provides.

18 Limit of duration of listed building consent

(1) Subject to the provisions of this section, every listed building consent shall be granted subject to the condition that the works to which it relates must be begun not later than the expiration of--

(a) five years beginning with the date on which the consent is granted; or

(b) such other period (whether longer or shorter) beginning with that date as the authority granting the consent may direct, being a period which the authority considers appropriate having regard to any material considerations.

(2) If listed building consent is granted without the condition required by subsection (1), it shall be deemed to have been granted subject to the condition that the works to which it relates must be begun not later than the expiration of five years beginning with the date of the grant.

(3) Nothing in this section applies to any consent to the retention of works granted under section 8(3).

19 Application for variation or discharge of conditions

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