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Listed Buildings

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 16th June 2011.

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Photo of Guto Bebb Guto Bebb Conservative, Aberconwy

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether he has assessed the merits of introducing a right for property owners to be consulted before the awarding of listed building status.

Photo of John Penrose John Penrose Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)

Property owners are already consulted before a listing decision is made, except occasionally when there is an urgent or immediate threat to the building. This Department and English Heritage regard consultation as very important in ensuring that listed building decisions are based on the best evidence available as to the building's historic and architectural interest.

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