Local planning authorities are required to consult the Georgian Group on certain applications. The first point of email contact for statutory consultation is

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. We are notified of many thousands of applications each year.

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.

Contact our Conservation Advisers

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 1837.

  • Applications for works significantly affecting the setting of buildings or structures constructed between 1700 and 1837 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.

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 1837

  • We cannot undertake structural surveys of buildings

  • Issues relating to tax or VAT and historic buildings

  • Archaeological issues

  • Green belt issues