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Listed buildings, heritage and conservation areas

Listed buildings, heritage and conservation areas

In the Borough are designated heritage assets such as scheduled ancient monuments, listed buildings and Conservation Areas or non-designated heritage assets such as buildings of traditional local character and areas of special character.

A procedure to enable us to review, update or add buildings to our local list of Buildings of Traditional Local Character has been adopted as a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD.) This procedure, along with the relevant policy wording for information can be found in our Buildings of Traditional  Local Character - Policy and Procedures (PDF document.) Read the List of Buildings of Traditional Local Character (PDF document) in its current form. 

The Berkshire Historic Environment Record (HER)

The Berkshire Historic Environment Record (HER) is an index of important heritage assets in Berkshire and can include

  • Known archaeological sites and finds
  • Historic buildings
  • Designed and historic landscapes
  • Parks and gardens 
  • Scheduled monuments

Buildings are listed and given protection because of their special architectural or historic interest.

Buildings can be listed for a number of reasons including:

  • Age or rarity
  • Innovative building technique
  • Part of a picturesque group of buildings
  • Association with a famous person or notable event

Listed Building Consent is needed for changes to a building that would alter the special architectural or historic interest.

To see listed buildings use map search on the Historic England website national heritage list.

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