Principles of selection for listed buildings

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has published revised and updated principles of selection for listed buildings.

Applies to England


Principles of Selection for Listed Buildings

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This document sets out the statutory criteria and general principles applied by the Secretary of State when deciding whether a building is of special architectural or historic interest and should therefore be added to the list of buildings compiled under the terms of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990. It also sets out the circumstances under which the Secretary of State will consider granting a request for a certificate of immunity (CoI) from listing in respect of a building under the terms of the 1990 Act.

Published 1 March 2010
Last updated 19 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updates: -Summary to note updated principles of selection. -Body abridgement to further note updates to principles and brief description. -Changed the attachment to the updated principles of selection pdf. -Specified that this guidance is England only. -Redirected SCO, WAL & NI users to relevant websites.

  2. First published.