Listing affects the interior of buildings. Any object or structure fixed to the building such as panelling, chimney-pieces and wrought iron balconies are all examples included within the protection of Listing. It may even include such items as light fittings where these are fixed to the building and form part of its historic fabric.
You must, therefore, apply for consent to make any alteration, other than a minor ‘like for like’ repair. By discussing works with the Planning Services section in advance it is often possible to agree how works may proceed without affecting the building's character. For example, the position of services when installing a bathroom, kitchen or central heating system may be agreed to avoid important features such as beams, panelling or mouldings.