Preparation of a Local List For the future the Council has in mind to prepare a Local List of buildings and structures of local architectural or historic importance. This proposal has arisen from a desire to recognise buildings and structures valued for their contribution to the local scene or for their local historical associations but which do not merit statutory listing where the emphasis is on national importance. Buildings on the Local List would not be subject to the same controls as those on the statutory list, however their special architectural or historic character would be taken into account in considering any planning applications that could affect them or their surroundings, with a presumption against their demolition. A key feature of the process of preparing the list would be consultation with local people and parish councils inviting suggestions of locally significant and distinctive buildings and structures in their area. The proposal is presently at an early stage but will be progressed as resources permit.
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