You must apply for and receive consent before a listed building is demolished, extended or altered in any way that affects its character, inside or out, including:
- changing windows or doors
- putting up satellite dishes and burglar alarms
- altering internal walls or sub-dividing rooms
- alterations to features like fireplaces and cornicing
Carrying out unauthorised work to a listed building is a criminal offence which can lead to a fine or prison sentence and you may have to revert the building to how it was.
Download Repairs and Alterations to Listed Buildings guidance (pdf)
Please contact the council’s conservation team for advice before starting work.
The majority of final decisions rest with CADW and a decision will be reached about 8 weeks after receipt of an application.
If consent is refused you have 6 months to make an appeal.
Listed buildings at risk
The council lists buildings at risk through neglect and decay.
View the Register of buildings at risk (2009) (pdf).
A Historic Building Grant of up to 25% of eligible costs to a maximum sum of £2,000 may be available from the council.
Eligible buildings must be of architectural or historic interest, download guidance on the Terms and Conditions of Grant Aid (pdf).
Apply by completing the Historic Building Grant application form (pdf)
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Newport City Council and ask for the conservation officer.