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Local heritage list

The local heritage list for Uttlesford covers buildings, structures and sites that are not already listed by Historic England but we think are worth preserving because of their quality, style or historical importance.

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The Uttlesford Local Heritage List is a list of structures which are considered to be locally significant, and contribute to the unique character and distinctiveness of the area.

They are different from those identified by Historic England and included on the National Heritage List.  These buildings are considered to be of national importance.

The list includes a wide variety of structures, from houses, school buildings and chapels to war memorials, telephone boxes and cast-iron finger posts.

Find if a building is locally listed

You can check if a building, group of buildings or other heritage structure are locally listed by searching our constraints maps (opens new window).

You can also search for all locally listed buildings and structures in Uttlesford on the PDF versions of our list:

Uttlesford local heritage list part one, October 2018 (PDF) [3MB]

Uttlesford local heritage list part two, April 2021 (PDF) [4MB]

Not listed buildings

Some properties and structures were considered for the list but were not included.

To find out why you can read the outcome of nominations for the Local Heritage List.

What it means if a property is on the list

If your property is included on the list, this does not restrict your permitted development rights, however, its inclusion will be considered as a material planning consideration. This means that when you apply for planning permission, the significance of the building will be taken into account as part of the decision making process to ensure that future proposals continue to preserve what is special about the asset.

If it is felt that what you are proposing will be damaging to the building, and the reasons for its inclusion on the Local Heritage List, it is likely that the proposals will not be approved.

Article 4 directions

If a property is already subject to an article 4 direction these constraints won't be affected, and the removal of permitted development rights will still apply.

Nominate a building

If you think there is a historic building or other structure worthy of note in the district, then you can suggest that it might be included in the next edition of our local heritage list.

Anyone can nominate a structure to be included in the local heritage list.

You will first need to check that your building has not already been designated as formally listed by Historic England. You do this by checking our constraints maps (opens new window) or by searching the National Heritage List (NHLE).

How to nominate a building

You can either nominate a building online or by downloading our PDF form.


Nominate a building or other strtucture for the Local Heritage List

Using our forms

You can also apply by completing and returning a PDF nomination form to us.

  Nominate a bulding or other strtucture for the Local Heritage List (PDF) [282KB]

Send your form by email to or by post to the Conservation Team, Uttlesford District Council, London Road, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 4ER.   

All nominated sites must be in the Uttlesford district

How are nominations assessed?

All nominations are assessed by our Assets of Community Value and Local Heritage List Committee.

The officer preparing the committee report uses a set of criteria to decide whether to recommend a building or structure should be included on the list.

The criteria include:

  • architectural and aesthetic interest
  • historic importance
  • group value
  • archival interest
  • archaeological interest
  • community and social value

Other factors such as completeness, rarity and the degree to which they may be thought to be typical of Uttlesford, such as the use of local building materials, will also be considered.

The nominated asset must meet at least 2 of the criteria to be included in the list.

You can read more about the assessment and selection process in our criteria for the Local Heritage List (PDF) [567KB] .


Additional information

►  You can find more information about local listing on the Historic England website

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