Listed buildings

The Rural Planning Practice understands that owning a listed building may come with a set of unique challenges. Our specialists have an excellent track record in obtaining listed building and planning permission for changes to listed buildings, many that are in sensitive locations.

With our in-depth knowledge of historic buildings, this enables us to work with conversation officers to achieve satisfactory outcomes. Judith Norris has a particular interest in historic landscapes and their buildings. She is a member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation, with a Master’s degree in the Conservation of Historic Buildings and a Postgraduate Diploma in the Conservation of Historic Gardens at the University of Bath.

We can provide the following services:

Advise on proposed alterations, extensions or change of use to listed buildings

Listed building consent applications, de-listing proposals and heritage statements

Advice on listed buildings, scheduled monuments and register parks and gardens

Statements of heritage importance for listed buildings in accordance with national planning policy

Conservation management plans and area appraisals


We have a very good track record in achieving listed building and planning permission for changes to listed buildings, often in sensitive locations.

Recent successes include the development of new windows for a Grade I listed building together with a substantial new terrace.