Government consultation on streamlining listed buildings consent process

By Lisa Cham

The government is currently consulting on draft regulations that will underpin the heritage elements of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013. The legislation aims to reduce the regulatory burdens faced by owners and developers while maintaining existing levels of protection for listed buildings. 

The government is seeking views on three sets of draft regulations that are to accompany the heritage provisions set out in sections 60 and 61 of Part 5 and Schedule 16 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (due to commence on 6 April 2014). 

The three sets of regulations contained in the consultation document prescribe procedures relating to listed building heritage partnership agreements, local listed building consent orders and certificates of lawfulness of proposed works, all of which aim to streamline the listed building consents process…

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