In this guide to the subject of listed buildings and conservation areas, the author explains how a building is listed, how far that listing extends, and considers the designation of conservation areas. He describes the various provisions regarding listed buildings in need of repair or alteration, and looks in depth at how planning controls apply to listed buildings - in particular if special consent is needed and the consequnces if it is not obtained. It includes relevant case law and takes account of the Local Government Act 1985, the Housing and Planning Act 1986 and regulations 1987, the General Development Order 1988, and makes frequent reference to the recent Department of the Environment Circular. Relevant case law and sample forms are included, and the text is augmented by flow charts and diagrams. It is of equal use to lawyers, local authorities and the owners of listed buildings.