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Selection criteria for locally listed buildings

This schedule is a listing of buildings of local interest (PDF) which significantly contribute to the Borough’s heritage and character.

It is produced by the Local Planning Authority in accordance with advice received from the Secretary of State for the Environment.

It supplements the statutory list of buildings of special architectural or historic interest (PDF) which is comprised of buildings of national importance.

The two lists therefore provide a comprehensive inventory of the Borough’s historic building fabric. 

Buildings included in the Statutory List benefit from a statutory protection beyond that of normal planning control. Buildings included in this schedule do not.

However, in exercising planning control, it is the Local Planning Authority’s intention to preserve and enhance these historic buildings wherever possible.

To this end the Council has adopted policies targeted at such buildings in its Unitary Development Plan which was adopted on 6th November, 1991.

Buildings included in the List have been proposed by the Secretary of State for the Environment, the London Borough of Barnet, local history and conservation societies and private individuals.

Criteria for local listing

It is updated and amended continually, each addition being assessed against the following Committee agreed criteria:-

1. Most buildings erected before 1840, which survive in largely original condition

2. Buildings erected after 1840 but before 1939 which fall into one or more of the following categories:-

  • Having special value within certain types, historic or architectural. For instance industrial buildings, railway stations, schools, civic buildings, cinemas, almshouses.
  • Displaying technological innovations or virtuosity. For instance, cast iron, prefabrication or early use of concrete.
  • Having group value (for instance squares, terraces or model villages.)
  • Illustrating social development and economic history
  • Of good design, reflecting period detail and style.
  • Designed by a well known architect of national or local reputation

3. Buildings which have an association with local characters or events.

4. Street furniture of special or unique design, or of local historic interest.

5. Statues, monuments and Mausolea which have local historic or architectural value

How to propose an addition to the local listing

Any person wishing to propose an addition to the local listing should write to the address below enclosing photographic evidence and supporting information wherever possible.

Head of Strategic Planning Property and Infrastructure
Re. Ltd.
North London Business Park
2nd Floor, Building 2 Oakleigh Road South, London N11 1NP

It is hoped that the local listing will afford a better appreciation of the quality of individual buildings of local interest within the Borough and stimulate a more general appreciation of the Borough’s heritage.


  • 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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