Buildings at Risk
Historic buildings which are known to be ‘at risk' through neglect and decay, or vulnerable to becoming so, are added to a Buildings at Risk Register.
The National Register containing listed buildings of the higher grades, I and II*, is published annually by English Heritage. The Suffolk County Register includes the same buildings plus those of grade II and is published every other year.
Most of the buildings and structures on the Registers are in poor to very bad condition, but a few in fair condition are also included, usually because they have become redundant making their future uncertain. Inclusion in the Register implies no criticism of the owners of the buildings concerned, many of whom are actively seeking ways to secure their buildings’ futures.
Mid Suffolk is working with several owners to tackle the issues on these buildings, including investigating the available options for grant aid. Unfortunately there are some buildings, which have significant problems and for which stronger measures need to be taken. Under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990, Councils can take a variety of steps to ensure such buildings are repaired.
The joint publication by the County Council and the seven district councils which provides details of listed buildings in Suffolk known to be at risk through neglect and decay, or potentially vulnerable to becoming so is available to view on the Suffolk County Council website.Your Link
English Heritage first published a national list of Buildings at Risk in 1998. More details can be found on their website.
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