A listed building/property may not be demolished, extended, or altered without special permission from the local planning authority, which typically consults the relevant central government agency, particularly for significant alterations to the more notable listed buildings.
Exemption from secular listed building control is provided for some buildings in current use for worship, but only in cases where the relevant religious organisation operates its own equivalent permissions procedure. Owners of listed buildings are, in some circumstances, compelled to repair and maintain them and can face criminal prosecution if they fail to do so or if they perform unauthorised alterations. The listing procedure allows for buildings to be removed from the list if the listing is shown to be in error.
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Secondary Glazing continues to be the best solution for listed buildings; where the original windows cannot be altered or modified. Secondary Glazing Is installed to the room interior creating double glazing on a larger scale. From Sound proofing to thermal insulation Interior Glaze can tailor a solution to suit your existing windows.
Secondary glazing allowed in sash windows. Subtle reversible alteration does not fail to preserve the listed building http://t.co/Ul2nV9adPc— EH Heritage Advice (@EHLegalDirector) October 24, 2014