Listed buildings

Page updated on: 18/08/2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Planning applications can be submitted as usual and are being processed as soon as possible; however, we would advise you to make online applications if able to as our offices remain closed to staff, resulting in significant delays for paper applications.

We are experiencing a backlog of applications due to lockdown which had an impact on service delivery, and saw a number of staff re-deployed to essential frontline services. Therefore, it may take a period of up to three months, on top of the usual delivery timescales, to determine applications.

The Planning Committee is currently meeting remotely twice a month in order to reduce the backlog as much as possible; and priority will be given to employment-related applications.

Site visits will only be carried out, where they are deemed necessary; along with the posting of site notices where practicable. Neighbour notification letters are being used where appropriate.

Enforcement complaints are being progressed where they are considered by officers to be of high or medium impact (for example, where there are health and safety implications) or matters that are able to progress in the absence of a site visit.

We would like to thank you for your patience during this period.

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Carmarthenshire’s Built Heritage Team provides expert advice on looking after all of the historic buildings in the County, including the 1,800 listed structures. It is our responsibility, together with Cadw, and the owners and custodians of listed buildings, to help to protect these valuable assets, and preserve the wonderful built heritage of West Wales for present and future generations.

We hope that the following webpages will give answers to all of your questions about Listed Buildings, including the consent process, maintenance, repairs and where to go to get more information.

If you would like advice on any ideas, or to check whether Listed Building Consent is required before any work commences, you can use our free pre-application advice service. Provide as much detail of your proposal(s) as you know including any drawings if you have them.

The Built Heritage Team at the Tywi Centre can support you with further information about:

  • What constitutes appropriate repair, maintenance, materials for a historic building
  • Finding the right people and information to support you in carrying out a project on a historic building.
  • How to make an application for Listed Building Consent
  • Undertaking a Heritage Impact Assessment – an essential component of an application