Find out how listed buildings are protected and what to do if you want to alter a listed building.
Listed buildings are specially protected buildings of architectural or historic interest, which have been designated by the Scottish Government.
Most changes to a listed building, including certain changes to the inside of the building, will require listed building consent. The proposed demolition of a listed building will always require listed building consent.
Listed building consent is a separate procedure from planning permission, and many developments affecting listed buildings require both. The listed building consent process is solely concerned with protecting the listed building. Whereas planning permission takes into account a much broader range of considerations.
There is no application fee for applying for listed building consent.
You can find more general information about Listed Buildings on the Historic Environment Scotland website. Historic Environment Scotland details all listed buildings within West Dunbartonshire.