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Planning Partner, Nigel Hewitson, Shares Top Tip For Listed Buildings

Davitt Jones Bould planning partner and listed buildings expert, Nigel Hewitson, has co-authored the sixth edition of Listed Buildings & Other Heritage Assets.

The book is a comprehensive overview of UK law as it related to the historic environment. In it he shares his top tips for private sector occupiers:

''You need to take advice before doing almost anything to a listed building. Any works to alter a listed building in a way that affects its special character (which could include works which, in an unlisted building, would be quite innocuous – like re-wiring or even, in some circumstances, re-decorating) require listed building consent and carrying out works without consent is a criminal offence carrying a maximum penalty of an unlimited fine and/or up to two years’ imprisonment!''


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