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Find out how listed buildings are protected and what to do if you want to alter a listed building.

From 1 December 2011, all consents for listed building consent and conservation area consent will only last for 3 years. This brings them into line with planning legislation.

In addition, the period in which applicants can appeal against non-determination, refusal or conditions reduces to 3 months. Again, this brings it into line with planning legislation. Any applications currently in the system will still have 6 months to appeal against non-determination.

The appeal process will also be aligned with planning legislation and appellants will no longer have an automatic right to be heard at a public enquiry or hearing. The decision will be at the Reporter's discretion.

There are no changes to the advertisement regulations at present.