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Inform Friday: An Introduction to Listed Building Consent and the Planning System

Friday 9 December 2022


Event Description

What are listed buildings and conservation areas?

How do you find out if a building is listed, and what permissions do you need to make changes to these buildings?

In this Inform Friday session, our host Lila Angelaka will be joined by Steven Robb, from Historic Environment Scotland’s (HES) Planning, Consents and Advice team, to talk about Historic Environment Scotland’s role in the planning system.

Steven and Lila will look at the process of consent for historic buildings, such as listed building consent. They will also touch on conservation area consent and planning permission. They will then look at the sort of applications that HES comments on, from extensions and replacement windows to energy efficiency measures.

You’ll have a chance to ask Lila and Steven your questions. Please note our speakers won't be able to feedback on any specific planning applications.

How to join

The livestream event will be available for free on Facebook and YouTube starting at 12pm. The event will be available to watch after as a recording on these channels.

You won't need any prior knowledge about the subject, we'll cover the basics. To submit a question in advance, please email You'll also be able to ask questions during the livestream by logging into your Facebook or YouTube account.

There's no need to sign up in advance.

Friday 9 December 2022