Listed building consultation on way
20 Dec 2013
The Department for Culture Media and Sport and the Department for Communities and Local Government are looking for views on the draft secondary legislation to accompany the heritage elements of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013.
It is hoped the proposals will reduce the instances in which applications for listed building consent will be required, as well as cut the number of burdens placed on the shoulders of owners and developers.
They are also aimed at allowing local planning authorities, which administer the consents, to deliver a more efficient and effective service.
A total of three topics - Listed Building Heritage Partnership Agreements, Local Listed Building Consent Orders and Certificates of Lawfulness of Proposed Works - are covered in the consultation document.
The consultation, which runs until 27 January, also tests views on the principles and approach in taking forward National Listed Building Consent Orders.
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