Conservation and Listed Buildings
Mid Suffolk is home to some of the most important and distinctive listed buildings in the Country. Our historic environment is a precious and finite resource as well as a powerful reminder of the work and way of life of earlier generations. The beauty and unique character of many of our towns and villages are enhanced because of these listed buildings. Our district is also home to several Conservation Areas. We and our communities are rightly proud of our local heritage and wish to protect this.
The aim of the Conservation and Listed Buildings service is to provide assistance and guidance to owners of listed buildings to help them conserve and enhance our built heritage and to increase public awareness, appreciation and understanding of the historic environment.
Our Conservation and Listed Building Officers provide specialist, professional guidance to councillors, owners of listed buildings, agents, builders and anyone else involved in the development or care and repair of heritage assets. This normally involves pre-application negotiations, commenting on applications and agreeing details on schemes that have been approved.
We recommend you contact one of our professional team for specialist advice before starting any listed building project. Contact details can be found below.
What is a Listed Building?
A listed building is one which is deemed to have special architectural or historic interest. The vast majority of listed buildings are ancient buildings but there are some modern listed buildings too, such as the famous Willis Building in Ipswich which was listed in 1991.
For more information visit our Listed Buildings page
What is a Conservation Area?
A conservation area is defined as ‘an area of special architectural or historic interest, the character of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance’.
For more information visit our Conservation Areas page
01449 724527 or 724529
Officers are often out of the office or on site. Please use email to contact us