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Epsom & Ewell has an important legacy of historic buildings and structures. Over 400 of these are listed by English Heritage.  This means that planning permission or listed building consent is required for works that could go ahead without consent if the building was not listed.

View our online mapping service To find out whether a particular building is listed and to read a description, view our online mapping service.
To find out whether work is likely to require consent, check the table below.

Is consent required for?...

Internal alterations and repairs

If the proposed work would “materially affect the character” of the building, Listed Building Consent is required.  Consult the Council at the earliest possible stage.

Re-roofing (no additions to roof)

If the proposed work would “materially affect the character” of the building, Listed Building Consent is required.  Consult the Council at the earliest possible stage.

Installation of solar panels which, in the view of the Council, do not project significantly beyond the roof slope

If the proposed work would “materially affect the character” of the building, Listed Building Consent is required.  Consult the Council at the earliest possible stage.

Cladding of external elevations (eg with stone, tiles, timber etc)

Listed Building Consent required.  Consult the Council at the earliest possible stage.

Repainting

If the proposed work would “materially affect the character” of the building, Listed Building Consent is required.  Consult the Council at the earliest possible stage.
Normal TV and radio aerials If the proposed work would “materially affect the character” of the building, Listed Building Consent is required.  Consult the Council at the earliest possible stage.

Satellite dishes

Listed Building Consent would normally be required.  Consult the Council at the earliest possible stage.

Replacement windows and doors

If the proposed work would “materially affect the character” of the building, Listed Building Consent is required. Consult the Council at the earliest possible stage.

Creation of a new window (which does not project beyond the existing house)

Listed Building Consent is required.  Consult the Council at the earliest possible stage.

Erection of a Porch

Listed Building Consent is required.  Consult the Council at the earliest possible stage.

Erection of an extension including a conservatory

Listed Building Consent is required.  Consult the Council at the earliest possible stage.

Erection of garden shed, summer house

Listed Building Consent would be required only if the proposed structure would physically touch any listed structure.

Planning Permission would be required if:
• The cubic content of the new structure would be greater than 10 Cubic metres
• Any part of the structure would be within 20 metres of a highway and in front of that part of the dwelling house that is nearest to the highway
• The height of any pitched-roof building would exceed 4 metres
• The height of any other structure would exceed 3 metres
• All extensions and other buildings including the proposal take up more than 50% of the “curtilage” (the area surrounding the house);

Loft conversion or the creation of a room in the roof involving the creation of a dormer window or rooflight

Listed building consent required.  Consult the Council at the earliest possible stage.

Creation of a hard standing for any purpose (eg parking)

No consent required unless it would physically affect any listed structure including walls and other outbuildings.

Erection of a wall or fence

Listed building consent required.  Consult the Council at the earliest possible stage.

Demolition of a building or structure

Listed building consent will be required. Consult the Council at the earliest possible stage.  Note that demolition of a building or structure within the grounds of a listed building may materially affect the character of a listed building and therefore require listed building consent.  Consult the Council at the earliest possible stage.

Demolition of a gate, fence, wall, railing or other means of enclosure

Listed Building Consent would be required.  Consult the Council at the earliest possible stage.

Conversion of house into flats

Listed Building Consent and Planning permission would be required.

Operation of a business from a dwelling

Planning permission would be required if the character of the use would materially change from that of a dwellinghouse. Listed building consent would only be required if physical changes were proposed to the structure.


It is a criminal offence to demolish, alter or extend a listed building in any manner that would affect its character.  On summary conviction, a prison sentence, fine or both may be imposed.

If urgent repairs have to be carried out to a listed building and there is no time to apply for listed building consent in advance, then this must be obtained retrospectively.

In order to avoid any possibility of criminal prosecution, a written notice must be provided to the council as soon as is reasonably practicable stating:

  • why the works were urgently necessary;
  • why the same result could not have been achieved by temporary support or shelter;
  • how the works were limited to the minimum measures immediately necessary.

You can apply for Listed Building Consent by downoloading the application forms from the Planning Portal.

    Local Listing

    The Council has locally listed a further 100 or so buildings which are of local architectural or historic interest.  These are afforded additional protection through local plan policy BE15.

    Index of Locally Listed Buildings (pdf - 60.5kb)
    Index of Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural Interest (pdf - 120kb)

    page updated: Wednesday, 16 April 2014 © Epsom & Ewell Borough Council 2014