Historic Buildings of Local Interest

All around us are buildings that are historic and are of local importance. They set the context of our towns, cities, villages and rural areas and help make each place unique.

They may not have individual features or be of sufficient interest to mark them out as special, and therefore worthy of statutory designation as listed buildings, but their removal would be a loss to the community as well as to the potential of our tourism economy.  

Identification as a Historic Building of Local Importance allows such buildings to be understood and taken into account by the planning system. 

Also known as ‘local listing or ‘community listing’ the term was established in Northern Ireland in the Strategic Planning Policy Statement 2015 (SPPS)

We have published guidance for District Councils on the identification of such features and the development of associated planning policy.

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