Sevenoaks District contains many historic and modern buildings, structures and open spaces which are of local architectural and historic interest or make a significant contribution to the character and appearance of our District.
These assets, while not on the statutory list of buildings (Grade I, Grade II*, Grade II), that are of national significance, already have legal protections and make a valuable contribution to what makes the District special.
The Local List Supplementary Planning Document is intended to raise awareness and enhance protection of the many unlisted sites which make up the historic environment of the Sevenoaks District. So far the Local List only includes sites within the area of Sevenoaks Town because the Sevenoaks Society have been our partners in the organisation and surveying of this area.
More information on the Local List can be found within the Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). This includes all you need to know about owning a locally listed building as well as providing more information on how the list is put together.
To view each asset and discover the reasons for their inclusion, please use our interactive map.
Local List Article 4 Directions
On 12 November 2021, we confirmed an Article 4 Direction on locally listed buildings and boundaries in Sevenoaks town.
Under the Town and County Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015, householders can carry out certain types of works to their property and land without the need to apply for planning permission. This is known as Permitted Development.
We withdrew Permitted Development rights for the demolition of locally listed buildings and boundaries (such as walls and railings) outside a conservation area and the demolition of boundaries under one meter facing a highway in a conservation area.
We want to give our locally listed buildings and boundaries the same level of protection as buildings and boundaries in conservation areas, which already have restrictions on their permitted development rights.
Having an Article 4 Direction placed on a property means if you want to demolish locally listed building or boundary treatment, you will need to apply for and receive planning permission.