Local Listing &
Most people are familiar with Listed Buildings. They
are buildings which are judged to have significant
historical or architectural merit, placed on a
national register, and receive valuable added
protection from inappropriate alteration. But the
criteria for listing are strict and the more recent a
building the more difficult it is to achieve listing.
So, although Horsham has many Listed Buildings most
are of medieval origin, and despite the importance of
our Victorian buildings to the streetscene none in the
town are Listed.
In November 2009 The Society published proposals for a
local listing scheme along the lines of many others
across the country to draw attention to individual
buildings which, although not qualifying for national
listing, are important and worthy of protection. The
document also included proposals for five new
Conservation Areas to complement the three the town
To download this document in PDF format click
We are very pleased to report that
Horsham District Council has now approved the Local
List for Horsham town based on our original
here to view a copy.
After discussion with the Council’s
Design and Conservation Officer, in June 2012 we
submitted a further proposal for a new conservation
area for North Street. Click
to view a copy. We have recently agreed to take the
project to the next step, through the Horsham
Blueprint Neighbourhood Forum, to prepare a draft
conservation area assessment which will form the
basis for public consultation.
The Society is currently consulting
on potential additions to the Local List.