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elvatthefarm
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Green deal Grant - Listed building consent

Post by elvatthefarm » Tue 15th Sep, 2020 9:23 pm

Hi - this is my first ever post on this forum (or any forum) so please forgive any protocol lapses! We’re buying a Grade 2 Listed farmhouse and farm buildings. We don’t expect to get the keys until mid November. The property has already undergone extensive renovation but there’s a little more work to do. We’re keen to try and use the Green Deal Grant but we’re conscious of timelines (to qualify, work has to be completed by 31st March 2021) and we’re concerned that if we have to apply for Listed Building Consent, we’ll miss the deadline. So it would be great to understand whether it’s likely that we’d need to apply for consent for the following: Insulation of loftspace in Farmhouse - it has already been partially insulated by the present owner. Installation of secondary glazing - all the windows have been replaced (with the necessary consents) within the last 5 years and finally installation of a ground source heat pump to heat the water for an annexe - the annexe has recently been converted from a Granary and has all the pipe work in place but it’s not connected to anything. Thank you.

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Re: Green deal Grant - Listed building consent

Post by MatthewC » Wed 16th Sep, 2020 8:22 pm

Hi elvatthefarm, welcome.

I don't know anything about the Green Deal Grant, but I'll tell you my gut feelings about your questions, based on my dealings with our CO 8-10 years ago (is it really so long?) - NB things do change, so I know I am out of date!

Insulation of loftspace in Farmhouse and Installation of secondary glazing - I wouldn't think that either of requires any permission, on the basis that they are (should be) reversible, although there are ways of doing damage with these items.

Installation of a ground source heat pump - probably needs both LBC and Planning consent (which of course are separate applications, even though one would think one application could do both) - and may need an expensive archaeologist if your place is in an interesting area!

If you have time, read my blog about my house - click the contact button on the right and select the blue button

Matthew

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Re: Green deal Grant - Listed building consent

Post by elvatthefarm » Wed 16th Sep, 2020 10:19 pm

Thank you Matthew. Your thoughts are the same as ours. I will definitely read your blog :D

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