Pre-application advice regarding works to listed buildings

The council has improved its Pre-application Advice Charging Scheme, and this took effect from 1 February 2017. Advice in person and written advice are available through our 'Listed Building Advice (on site)' and 'Listed building advice on minor works/maintenance' services. Full details of the schemes and how to apply for advice are available on our Request pre-application advice page.

Please note, this service excludes properties within the South Downs National Park Authority .

Certificate of lawfulness of proposed works to a listed building

If you require formal confirmation that Listed Building Consent will not be required, please submit an application for a Certificate of Lawfulness of Proposed Works to a listed building .

Please note: It is not possible for the local planning authority to seek modifications to a proposal submitted to us under this procedure. Instead, if the proposal is not lawful, the authority must refuse the application and suggest that the applicant amends the proposed development in a fresh application. Applicants should ensure that the proposal is described in detail and with precision.

There is no fee for an application for a certificate of lawfulness of proposed works to a listed building.