The application should include:

  •  a detailed description of the proposed works (including existing and proposed materials and finishes) together with details of those part(s) of the building likely to be affected.
  • the reasons the applicant thinks they are entitled to a Certificate of Lawfulness of Proposed Works i.e. why they think the proposed works do not affect the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building.
  • any other relevant information.
  • existing and proposed floor plans to a metric scale of 1:50 or 1:100.
  • existing and proposed elevations to a metric scale of 1:50 or 1:100.
  • existing and proposed sections to a metric scale of 1:50 or 1:100.
  • an Ordnance Survey based plan to a scale of 1:1250 with the application site edged red.
  • a statement as to the applicant’s interest (ownership, tenancy etc.) in the listed building(s) and any interest of any other person.
  • details of listed building grading – if not known, this information can be found in the National Heritage List for England, which is available on Historic England’s website. Any figured dimension must be given in metres and a scale bar should be included. Each plan should show the direction of North. The burden of proof in an application for a Certificate of Lawful Development lies firmly with the applicant and therefore clear and precise information, supported by sufficient evidence, must be provided to enable the council to make a complete and accurate assessment against current planning legislation.

Failure to submit all the required information may result in the refusal of your application.