Plans and Elevations of the Building

The drawback of any Listed Building application is that although supposedly free to apply, you WILL need full sets of plans and elevations of the building.  

Generally, this means you need 3 sets of Existing plans and elevations, and 3 sets of Proposed plans and elevations.  These need to be accompanied by a location plan - which has to be from the official Ordnance Survey site, and of current data.  One architect I know recently submitted an application for Listed Building Consent with a location plan he photocopied from a map of the area dated 1890.  He was a bit surprised when the council concerned sent the application back to him.

Your plans will need to be at 1:50 and 1:100 scale, with location plans at 1:2500 and 1:500

For budgeting purposes you will need to allow at least £2500 for this exercise


Bear in mind that for timber framed buildings, you may well need to provide very detailed drawings of the frame, showing all the areas of damage to the frame, and proposed repairs, types of repair, joints to be used, materials used and so on.  The more detail you give, the more chance you have of getting the application approved.

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