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Certificate of Lawfulness of Proposed Works to a Listed Building

A lawfulness certificate confirms that the works described do not require listed building consent.

If you are the owner, or acting for the owner, of a listed building, you can now make an application to the Royal Borough of Greenwich for a lawful works certificate to confirm that proposed works to a listed building would be lawful.

If the proposed works are considered to be lawful, the Royal Borough will issue a Certificate of Lawfulness of Proposed Works to a Listed Building. This will confirm that the works described in it:

  • do not affect the character of the listed building
  • do not therefore require consent.

The proposed works deemed to be lawful in the Certificate, must be carried out within ten years of the date of the Certificate.

How to apply

Read the guidance note to find out what information you need to provide, complete the application form and return it to the Planning team.

Download listed building lawfulness certificate application form and guidance note

Applying for Listed Building Consent and lawfulness certificate

You may be submitting a separate application for Listed Building Consent - for works which you know or have been advised need consent.

If this is the case and you are in doubt about which application certain works should go into, you should include them within your Listed Building Consent application.

What happens next

The Royal Borough must give a written decision within six weeks, beginning the day after the receipt of a valid application, unless further time is agreed. There is no charge for this service.