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Coronavirus: Updates and information

Find out about available support and how to offer help. Our customer service centre is open to help you by email and phone. Please continue to follow official NHS and government advice.

Coronavirus update from the Greater Cambridge Shared Planning service

We have adapted some of our services in light of government advice with regards to social distancing. Click the link above for full information.

Pre-application charging for listed buildings and conservation

Charging applies to proposals that involve significant time from our conservation officers; while we still wish to encourage discussion of proposals at as early a stage as possible, it has become necessary to make a modest charge towards covering the costs of doing so.

Note: there are no charges for householder applications.

For pre-application advice about Listed Buildings, where the proposal involves planning pre-application advice as well, the PREAPP/PREAPH forms should be used (listed as Householder or Developer pre-application requests).

For Listed Building advice only, the PREAPL form should be used (listed as Listed Building pre-application request).

Both of these forms are available in the pre-application advice page. 

A guidance note [PDF, 0.1MB] and a schedule of charges [PDF, 33Kb] are also available for advice and information.

Pre-application charging for Listed Buildings is not intended to apply to requests for advice in a situation where for instance, urgent work needs to be carried out for safety reasons or situations where a site issue comes to light during approved works proceeding.  Our conservation officers can react flexibly and charges do not apply in such cases.

These pre-application charges came into operation on 1 October 2014.

Listed Building Consent remains a free application.