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How do I get a building listed or delisted? 


The Department for Culture, Media and Sport will consider a request to review a listing providing the request is accompanied by new evidence relating specifically to the architectural or historic interest of the building.

Evidence about a building's condition and cost of repairing or maintaining it or redevelopment plans can not be considered by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. If you want a building to be listed or a listing to be reconsidered, you must write to:

Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Listing, Archaeology and World Heritage Branch
2-4 Cockspur Street
London SW1Y 5DH

You do not need to be the owner of a building. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport does not normally consider a request for de-listing when:

  • There is a current application for listed building consent relating to the building
  • There is an appeal against refusal of consent
  • If any legal action is being taken the local authority
Any request for a listing review should be accompanied by:
  • A justification for adding (or deleting) a building
  • Location plan
  • Clear up-to-date photographs
  • Any other historical information on the building
  • There is no requirement to consult the owners before a building is listed but unless an inspector is aware of a specific threat, they will contact the owner or leave a visiting card.

There is also no right of appeal against a listing and no right to compensation for loss of redevelopment opportunities.

Francesca Cliff

Principal Planning Policy Officer

Town Hall

1 Town Square


IG11 7LU


Phone: 020 8227 3910

Email: francesca.cliff@lbbd.gov.uk