Listed buildings and borough history

Locally listed buildings

The Council holds a list of buildings that are of architectural or historical interest at a local level.

These are not subject to the same controls as legally listed buildings that are listed by the Government, but their significance is nonetheless a material consideration in the planning process.

Download the Local List for Wandsworth.

Public consultation

As part of the preparation of the Historic Environment Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), adopted in November 2016, the Council consulted on the selection criteria for local listing.

The SPD sets out guidance on protecting, managing and celebrating Wandsworth's built and natural heritage. A review of local listing was started alongside the preparation of the SPD. The local list, which contains around 500 entries, dates from 1983 and since that time has only been added to as part of the review of conservation area strategies and management appraisals.

A borough-wide review was carried out during 2016 and 2017 in collaboration with local amenity societies. The candidate buildings, public spaces and artefacts were submitted to a Heritage Selection Panel chaired by the Council's Heritage Champion, Councillor Richard Field. The final list was then reported to the Council's Community Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 19 September 2017 and agreed at the Executive on 29 September as a basis for consultation.

A consultation with owners of local list nominations is being undertaken from 20 December 2017 to 31 January 2018. The consultation will be reported back to the Council's Overview and Scrutiny Committee in 2018.

View the candidate local list of heritage assets