1082. Listed buildings.

The Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 provides for the compilation of lists of buildings of special architectural or historic interest1 and institutes a regime for the control of works affecting listed buildings2 and for the enforcement of the statutory provisions3. Provision is also made for the prevention of damage or deterioration to listed buildings4. The Act is covered in detail elsewhere in this work5.

Conserving and enhancing the historic environment is an important component of the National Planning Policy Framework's