New Additions to the Councils List of Locally Listed Buildings

Closed 23 Dec 2019

Opened 7 Nov 2019

Results expected 15 Jan 2020


The Council is consulting local residents and groups on additions to the Council’s List of Buildings of Local historic, architectural & social importance (‘the Local List’). The proposed additions to the List are nominations that have been made by local residents, amenity groups, Council Officers and Councillors over the last five years.

A list of the proposed additions can be found by clicking the following link:

Proposed Additions to the Local List

The proposed nominations have all been assessed against the adopted selection criteria and are identified as being of special local historic, architectural and social interest to the borough of Lewisham. Their significance is described in their list entry.

We are now seeking the community’s input on this list and invite you to submit further information to contribute to the understanding of how these buildings are historically, architecturally or socially significant.

What is the Local List?

A Local List comprises a list of buildings structures or features which are recognised for their contribution to the local character, identity and distinctiveness of the London Borough of Lewisham.

The purpose of a local list is to highlight the many buildings and features within the historic environment which, although do not meet national criteria for being “listed buildings”, do make a significant contribution to the historic, architectural and social character of the borough. Buildings that are on the Local List are considered as ‘Locally listed’ and in policy terms as ‘non-designated heritage assets’.

The List also provides clarity on the nature and extent of their significance so that this can be considered when assessing the impact of development proposals on the historic environment generally and on these assets specifically. 

The Local List will be of interest to:

  • Householders
  • Design professionals, in drawing up proposals
  • Development management officers, as a material consideration in assessing the suitability of applications
  • Statutory and non-statutory consultees and the public in commenting on planning applications
  • The Council, in determining planning applications and in upholding decisions at planning appeals

More explaniation and a copy of the current list can be found at the following link:

Lewisham Local List

What does it mean if a building is on the Local List?

As a non-statutory planning tool, the Local List does not afford any legal protection against demolition or alteration unlike buildings and sites that are Statutorily Listed. However the fact that a building or feature is on a Local List means that its conservation as a heritage asset is a material consideration when determining planning applications.  The decision maker must adopt “a balanced judgement having regard to the scale of any harm or loss and the significance of the heritage asset”.

Why your views matter

Through this consultation we hope to learn more about these identified buildings, and local residents and groups will often have invaluable information that may contribute to the final descriptions of buildings on the Local List. We would welcome any additional information including internal and external historic photos, records of significant events or uses or other information that would help to understand these buildings significance and history.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding these proposed additions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us directly at, or provide your feedback through this online consultation using the link below.

This consultation is entirely ‘Optional’ and you do not need to participate unless you choose to. Your personal information will only be viewed by members of the Strategic Planning team at London Borough of Lewisham, and will not be shared with any third party. Your details are required to authenticate your representation.

By submitting your contact details to this consultation, you are consenting to be added to the Strategic Planning team's consultation data base. The information provided will only be used to understand comments and opinions for this survey, The Strategic Planning database is retained and managed by the Strategic Planning team only, and we will not transfer any data to another territory outside of the EEA. We will hold this data for a maximum of five years, or until,  if you request to be removed from our consultation data base sooner. However we anticipate to only hold this information for one year for the purpose of this consultation.

If, at any point, you wish to be removed from our database, please contact

What happens next

After the consultation period, all representations received will be taken into consideration and a final revised Local List will be reported for adoption to Mayor and Cabinet in January 2020.

We will invite new nominations to the Local List in spring 2020.  Our intention is to review the list annually in future


  • Bellingham
  • Blackheath
  • Brockley
  • Catford South
  • Crofton Park
  • Downham
  • Evelyn
  • Forest Hill
  • Grove Park
  • Ladywell
  • Lee Green
  • Lewisham Central
  • Perry Vale
  • Rushey Green
  • Sydenham
  • Telegraph Hill


  • General public
  • Lewisham residents
  • Service users
  • Businesses
  • Visitors
  • Children and young people
  • Voluntary and community groups
  • Professional stakeholders (e.g. teachers, GPs, police etc.)
  • Carers
  • Staff


  • Arts and culture
  • Regeneration
  • Planning
  • Schools and education
  • Civic participation and democracy