Checklists for planning applications

Checklist for listed buildings

Use this checklist for internal or external alterations to a listed building, demolition or partial demolition of a listed building or demolition of a structure within the curtilage of a listed building.

You should include:

  • plans and drawings which must show a North point, give a paper size (for example, A1, A3), and provide an appropriate Scale Bar indicating a minimum of 0-10 metres.
  • a completed application form. If you submit the application in paper form, we require 3 copies of all forms, plans and documents.
  • a completed Ownership Certificate
  • a Site Location Plan identifying the land to which the application relates. It should be based on an up-to-date map at a scale of 1:1250 or 1:2500. The site should be edged in red and sufficient roads and buildings should be identified. It must include all land necessary to carry out the development including access from a public highway, landscaping, car parking and open areas. Other land owned or controlled by the applicant should be edged in blue.
  • a Block Plan at a scale of 1:100 or 1:200 or 1:500 identifying the position of the development. The plan should include written dimensions of the development to the site boundaries and other existing buildings, access arrangements, public rights of way, position of trees, hard surfacing and boundary treatments.
  • existing and proposed floor plans (at a scale of 1:50 or 1:100) to show the internal arrangement and all relevant historical features
  • existing and proposed elevations at a scale of 1:50 or 1:100 to show the external changes indicating building materials, finish of doors and windows and relationship to adjoining buildings
  • plans and details of any features such as shop fronts, doors, windows, panelling, fireplaces, plaster mounding or other decorative features that will be affected by the proposed development to an appropriate scale 1:20 or 1:50
  • a Heritage Impact Assessment to provide detailed information on the affected part of the Listed Building, with an explanation of how the impact relates to the significance of the Listed Building as a whole
  • a Structural Survey where appropriate

If you have any queries relating to the Listed Building, you can contact the council’s Conservation Officer by phone on 01793 466327 or by email at

If you have any queries regarding the above requirements, you can contact the Validation Team either by phone on 01793 466247 or by email at

Further information

For guidance on Heritage Statements in support of a planning application, view the Heritage Statement webpage.

When you are sure that you have all the relevant information and drawings required, to make your Planning Application, you are ready to apply for planning permission.



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