Transport for London uses a carefully managed approach to the heritage structures it owns and works around in accordance with national policy guidance. This includes an internal heritage advisor on the Urban Design team
whose position is funded by English Heritage.
New design, building and refurbishments around transport infrastructure must respect the historic context as a matter of policy as well as good practice.
A building or structure is listed if it is included in the Statutory List by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport as being in his/her opinion (as advised by English Heritage) of special architectural or historic interest in the national context.
Buildings are generally listed in their entirety, e.g. internally and externally. The listing will cover everything at the time of listing, even if some features were included at a much later date than the building itself.
There are currently three grades of listed buildings:
: Buildings of exceptional interest and outstanding national significance.
*: Particularly important buildings which are of more than special interest.
Grade II: Buildings of special interest which justify every effort being made to preserve them.
Please refer to the following links for policy guidance:
Planning Policy Statement 5: Planning for the Historic Environment
The Government's planning policies on the conservation of the historic environment.
Historic Environment Planning Practice Guide
Practical guidance for PPS 5
Transport for London Streetscape Guidance