Are buildings or structures that are included in the “Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest”, which is compiled by the Secretary of State. Items in the list are considered to be of national importance and are protected against inappropriate alteration or demolition.
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport, or DCMS is responsible listed buildings under the terms of the 1990 Act, which provides specific protection for them. The Government is in the course of reviewing the national listing procedure and is proposing amongst other things to give it entirely to a revamped English Heritage.
Locally Listed Buildings
Many buildings in the City do not meet the national criteria for inclusion in the statutory list and are still worthy of protection and conservation in their own right. The Council has compiled a list of these buildings in order to provide a measure of protection. We must thank Sue Whitehouse, the Council's Conservation Officer for her help in producing this section.