Locally listed buildings have been identified as positive elements within the local environment.
They are of historic or architectural merit but do not benefit from the same protection as statutory listed buildings.
They are however protected locally by planning policy. Designation is about recognising what gives the building its special interest and then managing its future. Good management of locally listed buildings can lead to better neighbourhoods, so the council will seek to ensure that their special character is protected and enhanced.
Local heritage listing allows for a community and a local authority to jointly identify heritage assets that are valued as distinctive elements of the local historic environment. It provides clarity on what makes them significant and identifies their location in the borough.
Following the approval of new selection criteria, an extensive survey of the borough was undertaken by volunteers and others to identify and record Barnet’s local heritage.
A selection panel of officers, councillors, heritage experts and local volunteers assessed the entries against the selection criteria. Consultation with owners and occupiers was carried out and the responses considered before finalising the list of entries.
The Local Heritage List was approved by the Council’s Policy and Resources Committee on 6 January 2020.
The selection criteria have been developed using national guidance in an attempt to recognise those heritage assets of local importance.
The criteria were subject to public consultation and have been formally approved.
Historic England provide a good practice guide for local heritage listing which explains why and how buildings are selected.
Find out more about local listing from Historic England.