A listed building is a home of historic value or importance in the UK. The term “listed” is coined because the residence was added to the National Heritage List for England. Residential homes that are listed have a special historic interest or architectural value that is of national importance. If you own a listed building, it can be extremely difficult to alter, change, or extend the building. Prominent changes to the architectural design are often denied due to poor planning. Another reason why the proposal may be denied by the local planning authority is that the proposal/request was not written clearly. Any work that alters, extends or demolishes a listed building must be approved by the local planning authority. It is a criminal offence to perform any unauthorised work.
Why Should I Hire a Planning & Architecture Company?
A planning consultation company can help you obtain authorisation in Shropshire. Alteration of listed building planning in Shropshire requires extensive work, skill, and experience. A planning and design company will assist you throughout the lengthy process. Well-established planning and architecture companies in Shropshire have worked closely with the local planning authority. They know the best person to contact to ask questions and where the requests must be filed. They will meet with you to
- Determine goals
- Explain submission guidelines
- Draft, edit, and submit the request
- Interpret results
- Appeal denials
- Discuss future steps and options
If the request is denied, the planning professionals can help you appeal to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.
Why Should I Bother Making a Request When I Can Sell the Property?
Instead of dealing with the local planning authority and hiring a planning company, you may think it is easier to sell the property. According to recent statistics, the property value in Shropshire has decreased by 2.5 percent in the last 12 months. On average, newly built properties have sold for approximately 40K pounds more than established properties. If you decide to put your listed building on the market, you may have a difficult time selling the property for your asking price. Buyers want to know that they can make structural changes to fit the needs of their family or business. If you do not have prior authorisation to alter, expand, or demolish the building, potential buyers may see this as a great disadvantage. In most cases, it is more difficult to sell a listed building. A planning and architecture company can help make your building marketable.