Macclesfield Express - - HOMES -

build­ings are con­sid­ered to be of spe­cial his­tor­i­cal or ar­chi­tec­tural in­ter­est of na­tional im­por­tance.

List­ing doesn’t mean that the build­ing can’t be al­tered or ex­tended – it of­ten can, but the lo­cal coun­cil will have more con­trol over what changes are made to it and may refuse per­mis­sion for al­ter­ations if it doesn’t think they’re ap­pro­pri­ate.

Listed build­ing con­sent is re­quired to make al­ter­ations and while some home im­prove­ments, such as in­ter­nal re­dec­o­ra­tion, can usu­ally be done with­out con­sent, many oth­ers, such as re­mov­ing orig­i­nal fea­tures, knock­ing down walls and build­ing ex­ten­sions, can’t.

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