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Conservation and heritage

  • Planning, conservation and building control

Information on listed buildings, conservation areas, locally listed buildings, historic parks and gardens, and scheduled ancient monuments.

Barnet has a rich history of which we are proud. The challenge facing the Local Planning Authority is to ensure that new development respects its local context and distinctive character, whilst creating buildings and places that continue to make Barnet a successful London suburb.

There are 2,155 listed buildings in Barnet. These are buildings, objects or structures considered to be of special architectural or historic interest, which need to be preserved for future generations. Find out whether your property is listed, and how this affects you. Statutory listed buildings 

Conservation areas

There are 16 conservation areas in Barnet. These are areas of special architectural or historic interest that we believe should be preserved. Find out more about them and whether your property is in one.

Locally listed buildings
These are buildings considered by the council to be of importance to the borough's heritage and character. 

The English Heritage 'Register of historic parks and gardens of special historic interest in England', established in 1983, currently identifies several parks in Barnet to be of national importance. 

Scheduled ancient monuments
The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 provides for nationally important archaeological sites to be statutorily protected as Scheduled Ancient Monuments.

Registered battlefields
The Battle of Barnet was one of the most important battles fought during the English War of the Roses and the site has been placed on the English Heritage Register of Historic Battlefields. 


  • Re Ltd Planning Services
  • Barnet House, 1255 High Road, Whetstone, London N20 0EJ
  • Tel: 020 8359 3000
  • Email: planning.enquiry@barnet.gov.uk

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