Locally listed buildings

A locally listed building (also known as a ‘Building of Townscape Merit’) is a building or structure which is not statutorily listed, but is recognised for its significance to the history and character of the local environment.

How buildings are chosen

Buildings of any type or age can be locally listed, even if they have been recently constructed.

Most locally listed buildings are found in one of our conservation areas and demolition of such a building will require planning permission.

Where a locally listed building is not within a conservation area, an applicant would need to ask for prior approval before any demolition takes place.

Download a full list of locally listed buildings(pdf, 721KB). The Teddington Society's Planning Group is working with the History Group to assemble a Directory of Buildings of Townscape Merit (BTMs) and Listed Buildings in Teddington.

We identify locally listed buildings by:

  • Monitoring plan policies
  • Survey work
  • Conservation area reviews

For a full list of criteria download the Buildings of Townscape Merit Supplementary Planning Document(pdf, 642KB); February 2011 amendment(pdf, 26KB).

Permitted development

Normal permitted development rights are not affected if a building is locally listed.

We may consider making an Article 4 Direction if minor types of external development could threaten the character of a locally listed building. This means you would need planning permission before you could carry out development.

Updated: 15 June 2017