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Historic Buildings and Energy Efficiency

Historic buildings have an unavoidable role to play in reducing our carbon emissions, as part of our journey to become a net Carbon Zero district by 2030.

Historic buildings can be warm, comfortable and healthy places to work, live and play. Their energy efficiency performance is often better than predicted, but there are many works to historic buildings which can be carried out to make them more sustainable.

When do you need permission?

Some historic buildings can be protected as Listed Buildings, or by inclusion in a Conservation Area. This might mean that additional permissions are needed before these works are carried out.

The Council has produced a guide for owners and occupants of historic buildings, to help them to make their historic buildings more efficient. This guide sets out what types of work can be done, when they need permission, the application requirements, and the general likelihood of receiving permission.


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