Listed Buildings

Listed Buildings are buildings or monuments which are recognised as being nationally important.  The list is maintained and updated by the secretary of state for culture, media and sport.

There are currently 259 listed buildings in Broxbourne which have been identified as having special architectural or historic interest including. This includes four Grade I which are buildings of exceptional interest and
254 buildings which are either classified as Grade II* (important buildings of more than special interest) or Grade II (buildings of special interest warranting every effort to preserve them). There are also seven scheduled ancient monuments.
Details of the listed buildings and scheduled ancient monuments, including their location can be found on the Council's Interactive Map.  

Works to a listed building

If you need to carry out work to a listed building, you must fill out a Listed building planning application form. The process can take up to 8 weeks. 
Listed buildings are recognised as having special architectural or historic interest and are immediately protected by law. Any changes must receive listed building consent from the Council. This ensures that any changes or alterations respect the character of the building and its surroundings and that the case for its preservation is fully taken into account when any redevelopment proposals are considered.  

Further advice

Advice is available from the Council’s planning team who are available to discuss proposals prior to submitting a planning application form.  

Additional guidance can be found in the National Planning Policy Framework, on the Heritage Gateway website and on the English Heritage website. 

For information on zero rated VAT building works, please contact HM Revenue and Customs.