Locally Listed Buildings

Local List 2018

During January 2018 – March 2018 the Council undertook a consultation on the latest Local List, which reviewed, updated and amended the previous Local List. The responses received from the consultation have now be compiled and have been discussed at the Local List Working Group Meeting in April 2018 which consisted of members from Elected Members, statutory bodies, officers and local heritage groups. In June 2018, the Local List was formally adopted and now supersedes the previous Local List. 

To see the adopted version of Tamworth's Local List, please click on the following links:-

What is a Locally Listed Building?

A locally listing has been designated by the Council as being of local historic and or architectural interest. A local listing can be applied to a number of buildings or structures, as well as monuments, parks or gardens. Local Listings are not statutorily designated and do not have the same status as buildings of national significance (See Listed Buildings).

The following Local List Guidance Note explains the basis for choosing buildings to be included on the Local List.

This is not to say that a building has to fit all the criteria, but is chosen on its merits as satisfying one or more criteria. It is important to note that even though a building may not be present on the formal Local List, the building or structure may still be considered to be of local historic or architectural interest for the purpose of planning decision making where it is assessed against the local listing guidance note. This assessment of local/ historic interest is normally undertaken by the Conservation Officer. 

What are my responsibilities as an owner/ tenant of a Locally Listed Building?

As an owner or a tenant of local listing, any alterations or extensions should be carefully designed to respect architectural and historic interest contributes to the townscape of the local area. Owners and occupiers can also have the satisfaction of taking part in the conservation of a building, or set of buildings, for the benefit of future generations.

Planning permission and consent for Locally Listed Buildings.

There are no changes to permitted development rights or additional triggers which require planning permission for works to a local listing unless an Article 4 Direction has been imposed or previous planning permissions have removed Permitted Development rights. The requirement for Listed Building Consent is also not applicable. When assessing planning applications for alterations and extensions to locally listed building, the NPPF requires the assessment of harm caused to the significance of the Local Listing. Stricter requirements will apply such as retaining historic features and detailing and ensuring that any alterations and extensions are done sympathetically in order to protect the significance.  

Consent and validation requirements

Heritage Statements

A heritage statement is useful for understanding the harm caused to the significance of a Locally Listed Building. Each Local Listing will have a set of heritage values contributing to their significance which have been developed by Historic England in their Conservation Principles, Policies and Guidance 2008. The heritage values are defined as the following:-

  • Historic Value: the ways in which past people, events and aspects of life can be connected through a place to the present;
  • Aesthetic Value: the ways in which people draw sensory and intellectual stimulation from a place;
  • Evidential Value: the potential of a place to yield evidence about past human activity; and
  • Communal Value: the meanings of a place for people who relate to it, or for whom it figures in their collective experience or memory

How do I recommend something for local listing?

The Council will be undertaking annual reviews of the Local List in consultation with the community and heritage groups. If you feel there is a building, structure etc which you would like the Council to consider for listing, please contact us at developmentplan@tamworth.gov.uk and supply as much detail as possible such as a map showing its location, and any additional information in order to address the criteria stated above.

Further help and advice

For further help and advice regarding local listings, please contact developmentplan@tamworth.gov.uk