Casework

Since 1971, the Georgian Group has been a national amenity society. We act as a statutory consultee in the planning process in England and Wales, when consideration is being given to proposals to alter or demolish listed buildings dating, in whole or in part, from between 1700 and 1840. This means that local planning authorities are required to consult the Georgian Group on relevant applications and we are notified of many thousands each year. The Group is a member of the Joint Committee of National Amenity Societies (JCNAS) and should be notified via its shared planning consultation database: JCNAS Online Casework Hub.

The Group has a similar role in the Church of England and Church in Wales faculty systems, and also advises the internal planning bodies of the Methodist, Roman Catholic, Baptist and United Reformed Church, on alterations to listed churches and chapels, including on the re-ordering or removal of historic fixtures and fittings.

Areas of Interest

  • Listed Building applications for works of alteration and demolition for buildings of all kinds containing fabric and fittings which date from between 1700 and 1840.

  • Applications for works significantly affecting the setting of buildings or structures constructed between 1700 and 1840 or those affecting the character of those parts of our historic environment with a primarily Georgian character.

  • The care and preservation of Georgian buildings.

  • Promoting good design in the setting of the Georgian built environment and Georgian parks and gardens.

  • Promoting a better understanding of eighteenth and early nineteenth century architecture and designed landscapes.

Getting in Touch

There are two ways of contacting us:

For Planning Applications

To notify us officially of an application, or to request pre-application advice, please email casework@jcnas.org.uk.

You can check to see whether your case has been received by the Group via the publicly accessible database. Click the ‘Public access’ button on this link to be taken to the search page; enter the details of your application and select ‘search’. Click the link to an application and if there is a green tick against the Georgian Group in ‘notified organisations’ your application has been sent to the relevant Conservation Adviser for their consideration.

Please note it can take a few days for notifications to be logged on the database.

For Buildings at Risk

We have limited resources and cannot take up all cases, however, if you think that the fabric of an important historic building is threatened by neglect or proposals for significant alteration please email consult@georgiangroup.org.uk to speak to one of our Conservation Advisers.

Please provide the full address of the building and advise whether it is currently subject to any Listed Building Consent applications; we are unable to respond unless this information is provided. Photographs of the building should also be provided where possible.

Before contacting us, please read the following list of issues that we are not able to help with.

Please note that the Georgian Group cannot give advice on the following

  • Works affecting the fabric or setting of buildings which entirely date from either before 1700 or after 1840

  • We cannot undertake structural surveys of buildings

  • Issues relating to tax or VAT and historic buildings

  • Archaeological issues

  • Green belt issues

  • We are unable to recommend contractors

Acknowledgements

The Georgian Group is grateful for the partial funding of its casework by Historic England (under their National Capacity Building Grant) and Cadw.