Building Conservation Issues

We are able to offer comprehensive and expert advice where building conservation and environmental controls impose potential legal implications and constraints on residential and commercial development, particularly in respect of the following structures and landscapes:

  • Listed Buildings
  • Ecclesiastical Buildings
  • Scheduled Monuments
  • Conservation Areas
  • World Heritage Sites
  • Historic Parks & Gardens
  • Historic Battlefields
  • Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Sites of Special Scientific Interest
  • Special Areas of Conservation
  • Special Landscape Areas

Additionally, our services include: advising on issues relating to unlisted buildings of architectural or historic interest (e.g. locally listed buildings); submitting Heritage and Environmental Statements for planning application and appeal purposes; negotiating with local planning authorities and Historic England; undertaking asset appraisals based on architectural and historic merit, together with the presentation thereof to the requisite planning authority or the DCMS in support or against protective measures (e.g. de-listing, Certificate of Immunity from Listing, Building Preservation Notice, demolition of an unlisted building in a conservation area, etc) and; providing Conservation Plans for historic assets together with objective assessment of the consequences of development on the historic environment.

As a member of both the RICS and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, with considerable experience of the judicial process, we are also able to act as a Sole or Joint Arbitrator and provide an expert witness service pertaining to building conservation disputes at arbitration and litigation proceedings and public inquiries.

In respect of fees, we would be pleased to provide you with a quotation upon request.