What is a listed building

Listing a building recognises its special architectural and historical value and protects it by bringing it under planning controls. Listed buildings can be all sorts of structures including telephone boxes, letter boxes, walls and gates as well as what we all recognise as buildings.

There are three grades of listed building: Grade I, Grade II* and Grade II.

There are over 300 listed buildings in Gravesham and they are an important part of the heritage of both Gravesham and the nation. Details of listed buildings in Gravesham and nationwide can be found at Historic England

How to find out if your property is listed

To find out whether your property is listed you can search the National Heritage List on the Historic England website

Listed building consent

You will need to get listed building consent from the council before carrying out any building works, however minor, which will affect the character or appearance of a listed building. It is a criminal offence to carry out works to a listed building without having first obtained listed building consent. This includes alterations that affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest.

If your building is a listed building you are advised to consult the Development Management team before undertaking any works to the property. You can reach them by emailing planning.admin@gravesham.gov.uk

Advice and guidance

Information for owners and occupiers is available in our Listed building guidance notes.