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Historic Churches Committee

Under the Ecclesiastical Exemption Order 1994 churches and chapels in use for worship are exempted from some of the provisions of planning legislation subject to approved alternative controls and procedures being exercised by Church authorities. In general terms this means that the churches of the Catholic Church are exempt from Listed Building Control.

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Historic Churches Committees 60.00 kB
Contact information for the Historic Churches Committees

Ecclesiastical Exemption Downloads

Under the Ecclesiastical Exemption (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Order 1994 certain buildings in the ownership of the Roman Catholic Church are exempted from some of the provisions of planning legislation subject to approved alternative controls and procedures being exercised by Church authorities. It has long been recognised that the right to religious freedom includes the right to freedom of worship, and that this has implications for the care of buildings built for such worship.

Ecclesiastical Exemption: Directory (A4) 55.46 kB
Directory on the Ecclesiastical Exemption from Listed Building Control

Ecclesiastical Exemption: Directory (A5) 98.25 kB
Directory on the Ecclesiastical Exemption from Listed Building Control

Ecclesiastical Exemption: Guidelines Appeals 60.37 kB
Guidelines to appeal against a decision of a Historic Churches Committee