Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas

Learn about listed buildings and conservation areas to see if you need permission to make any changes to your traditional building. 

Listed Buildings categories in Scotland

Buildings of special architectural or historic interest are put into one of three listing categories according to their relative importance. In Scotland the listed building categories are:

Category A

Buildings of special architectural or historical interest which are outstanding examples of a particular period, style or building type.

Category B

Buildings of special architectural or historic interest which are major examples of a particular period, style or building type.

Category C

Buildings of special architectural or historic interest which are representative examples of a period, style or building type.

You’ll need Listed Building Consent to make changes to a listed building that your planning authority deems will affect its character. More information on listed buildings can be found on the Historic Environment Scotland website.

Listed buildings and Conservation areas in Stirling

Conservation Areas are areas of architectural or historic interest designated by the local authority in which additional planning restrictions apply. You can find information on the eleven conservation areas in Stirling City on the Stirling Council website.

If your building is listed and / or in a conservation area, repair or replacement works may need Listed Building Consent or Planning Permission. Maintenance which does not alter the materials or appearance of a building does not normally require consents.  You should contact the Stirling Council Planning Department for further information when considering works. If you live outside Stirling, please contact your local planning authority.