Caveat emp­tor

Country Life Every Week - - Property Comment -

• Listed build­ings ac­count for ap­prox­i­mately 2% of Eng­land’s built her­itage: 92% are Grade II, 5.5% are Grade II* and 2.5% are Grade I • You’ll need listed-build­ing con­sent in ad­di­tion to plan­ning con­sent for any changes. Do­ing any­thing with­out it is a crim­i­nal, not civil, of­fence • Other build­ings in the im­me­di­ate vicin­ity might also need listed-build­ing con­sent • Parks and gar­dens can be listed, but re­stric­tions are not quite so strin­gent • Listed build­ings are of­ten in con­ser­va­tion ar­eas, which might also pre­vent unau­tho­rised tree re­movals Philip Ed­dell, Sav­ills Coun­try House Con­sul­tancy (01635 277700)

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