Guidance Notes on Listed Buildings

What is a Listed Building?

The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport is responsible for preparing a List of Buildings which are regarded as having special architectural and or historic interest. The Listing covers three grades of building.

  • Grade 1- Buildings of exceptional interest
  • Grade II*- Buildings of particular interest and more than just special interest
  • Grade II- Buildings of special interest

The Local Authority is responsible for keeping a List of such Buildings for its area under delegated powers from S of S. The List will show the name of the building, its OS Grid Ref No, its Grade, a description of what is listed (but see below) and refer to a Plan.

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Tree Preservation Orders Guidance Update

GUIDANCE NOTES ON TREE PRESERVATION ORDERS

What is a Tree Preservation Order?

A Tree Preservation Order (TPO) is an Order which provides protection for an individual tree or a group of trees. The Town & Country Planning (Tree Preservation) (England) Regulations 2012 govern all TPOs in England. The power to make such an Order lies with the Local Authority in whose area the tree(s) exist. The Local Authority’s purpose is to preserve amenity and retain trees which blend into the environment and would if removed be a Loss to the Amenity and Appearance of a locality.

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Effects Of The National Planning Policy Framwework

Summary on the Effect  of the National Planning Policy Framework Issued on the 27th March 2012 for Sport Clubs

Recreational Sport can, on first impressions of the redrafted National Planning Policy Framework, breath a sigh of relief that the extensive lobbying of Government has produced a retrenchment, with Planning Policy broadly to follow the existing Planning Policy Guidance 19.

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Building Regulations Guidance

GUIDANCE NOTES ON BUILDING REGULATIONS

Building Regulations are concerned with issues of safety and health of occupiers of buildings together with “green matters” which enhance the Environment. Their predecessor was the old Bye Laws. Governed by the Building Act 1984 (“the 1984 Act”) and the 2010 Building Regulations which consolidates Regulations of 2000. The Regulations cover the following spheres

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Tree Preservation Orders Guidance

GUIDANCE NOTES ON TREE PRESERVATION ORDERS

What is a Tree Preservation Order?

A Tree Preservation Order is an Order which provides protection for an individual tree or a group of trees. The power to make such an Order lies with the Local Authority in whose area the tree(s) exist. The Local Authority’s purpose is to preserve amenity and retain trees which blend into the environment and would if removed be a Loss to the Amenity and Appearance of a locality. The Local Authority must consider Representations made by the Locality before confirming a TPO, but ultimately the decision is the Local Authority. Applications to make a TPO can be made by individuals. Governed by Sections 198 and 202a of the Town & Country Planning Act 1990 (“the 1990” Act), Section 192 of the Planning Act 2008 (“the 2008 Act”) and The Town and Country Planning Tree Regulations 1999.

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Guidance Notes On Conservation Areas

What is a Conservation Area?

It is an area designated by a Local Authority to be of special architectural and or historic interest. Unlike Listed Buildings, which applies to an individual building, this designation covers a particular defined area. It is governed by Sections 69 to 74 of the Planning (Listed Building and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 (“the 1990 Act) but were first introduced in 1967.

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LISTED BUILDINGS GUIDANCE

What is a Listed Building?

The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport is responsible for preparing a List of Buildings which are regarded as having special architectural and or historic interest. The Listing covers three grades of building.

  • Grade 1- Buildings of exceptional interest
  • Grade II*- Buildings of particular interest and more than just special interest
  • Grade II- Buildings of special interest

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