Monthly Archives: August 2021

Poor condition

The types of conditions which can be attached to a listed building consent are set out at section 17 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990. As the local planning authority in Bath found out recently at appeal they do not include ‘plans conditions’ (DCS Number 400-031-581).

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In too deep

Readers might recall when last year a statue of Edward Colston, the Bristol slave trader, was knocked off its plinth by protesters, rolled down to the harbour and dropped in the river. There Edward might have stayed but, given that the statue formed part of a listed structure, the city council hauled him back out. Subsequently, a replacement statue representing one of the protesters making a Black Power salute was placed on the plinth. This was immediately taken down, the council pointing out that there is a requirement to adhere to the proper procedures. Following non-determination of applications for planning permission and listed building consent, however, the applicants went to appeal (DCS Number 200-010-271).

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