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ASHALL TOWN PLANNING

CHARTERED TOWN PLANNING CONSULTANT

Raymond Ashall BA Hons Dip EP MRTPI

Chartered Town Planner

Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute

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Royal Town Planning Institute Membership No: 31305 - Full Chartered Member of the RTPI since 1989

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Listed Building Consent

Any works, other than a like for like repair, require an application for Listed Building consent. This covers work which, on an unlisted building, would be classed as permitted development.

If you propose to carry out either internal or external alterations or extensions to a listed building which would affect its character, you will need to apply for Listed Building consent.

This procedure is similar to that for planning consent except that no fee is charged.

The work proposed may also require planning permission and the law requires two separate applications to be submitted; one for planning consent and one for Listed Building Consent.

Listed Buildings are classified as follows:

Grade I        These buildings are of exceptional interest.

Grade II*      These are particularly important buildings.

Grade II       The vast majority of Listed Buildings come into Grade II and includes a full range of buildings of all kinds.

The Healthworks Company

Bestwood Pumping Station, Nottingham


We were appointed as consultants by an entrepreneur who wished to operate a new health club with an associated bar/restaurant and children's creche at a former pumping station.


Located at Bestwood in Nottingham, a Victorian landmark designed by engineer and architect Arthur Hawksley, the Venetian gothic revival style building was built in 1869 and stayed in operation for nearly a century providing drinking water for Nottingham.


The listed structures on site include the pump house, two lodges and the 172 foot tower.


The Local Planning Authority and the County Highway Authority were against the development of the property, a grade 2 Listed Building located within the Adopted Green Belt, on Green Belt and traffic grounds.

Following a detailed evaluation of the planning history, Ashall Town Planning Consultants discovered an expired planning permission for a restaurant use, which the council were unaware of.


At a meeting with both planning and highway officers present, we produced this information and persuaded the authorities that this was extremely relevant should the planning and listed building applications be refused and an appeal be lodged.

Gradually, initial resistance to the scheme waned and Ashall Town Planning Consultants convinced all agencies concerned that the development would be a viable new use for a vacant listed building on the "Buildings at risk register". After months of sensitive negotiations, both planning permission and listed building consent were granted, thus securing it's long term future.  


The £2 million development involved  the formation of new fitness suites, function rooms, bars, banqueting facilities and the installation of a swimming pool, showers and changing rooms. With landscaped gardens, lake and island transforming it into a highly popular venue.






Planning Consultants for Listed Building Consent Applications and Appeals