Architecture Update: Guidelines for listed buildings

NEW guidance on listed buildings places emphasis on the need to keep them in viable use. A note issued jointly by the Department of National Heritage and the Department of the Environment says that in future planning authorities must take into account the future use and financing of buildings considered worthy of listing. The note also emphasises the need for a more selective approach to listing and says priority will go to the best buildings of types currently under-represented. An announcement on the listing of post-war office buildings and factories will be issued in the autumn.