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New Listed Buildings, Conservation Areas and Monuments Book Published

Fourth edition

Charles Mynors

".. a friendly and dependable guide through the complexities of the legislation .."

from the Foreword by Lord Justice Carnwath CVO

Listed Buildings, Conservation Areas and Monuments is now the standard reference work on this important area of law. It provides a comprehensive manual of the law and practice relating to historic buildings and areas throughout the United Kingdom. It explains how the key features of the heritage are protected, how planning controls apply to works affecting listed buildings and conservation areas, what powers there are to bring about repairs, the special rules relating to VAT and listed buildings, and what happens if works are carried out without consent.

This new edition has been fully updated and expanded. It covers more than 200 new decisions of the courts. It also deals with a large volume of new legislation, including the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, the various Appeals Rules of 2000 and Enforcement Rules of 2002, the Faculty Jurisdiction Rules 2000, and the Disability Discrimination Acts of 1995 and 2005.

There are new chapters on the international framework, the extent of listing, appeals and inquiries, VAT, enforcement, and prosecution. The rules for planning applications in historic areas have been integrated with those governing applications for listed building consent. Law and policy in Scotland and Northern Ireland is now fully covered, in addition to that in England and Wales. Appendices include updated versions of PPG 15 and PPG 16, and revised forms and precedents.

The book contains essential information for planning solicitors and barristers, local authority planning and legal departments, conservation organisations, surveyors, architects, major landowners, and all others involved with this field.

The author, CHARLES MYNORS FRTPI MRICS IHBC Barrister, is the author of a number of other books, including The Law of Trees, Forests and Hedgerows, as well as over 100 articles in the professional press. He was a local authority conservation officer for nine years, before being called to the Bar in 1988. He is now a member of the Chambers of Robin Purchas QC (shortly to move to Francis Taylor Building in the Temple), specialising in the areas of law that are the subject of his books. He is Chancellor of the Diocese of Worcester and sits as inspector at village green inquiries; and is Visiting Professor in the Faculty of the Built Environment at Oxford Brookes University.

Listed Buildings, Conservation Areas and Monuments was published in May 2006, and is available from specialist law publishers Sweet & Maxwell