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PPS 6: Planning, Archaeology and The Built Heritage
Annex B: Control of Work to Scheduled Monuments

B4 Once a monument has been scheduled, the consent of the Department is required before any works are carried out which would have the effect of demolishing, destroying, damaging, removing, repairing, altering, adding to, disturbing, flooding or tipping on the monument. Consent can be granted only for detailed proposals and unlike planning permission there is no provision for the granting of outline consent. The Department also has powers to revoke or modify a consent. Class consents are currently being prepared by the Department which will enable owners to proceed with certain specified types of work without application for consent.
B5 Application forms for scheduled monument consent may be obtained from Environment and Heritage Service Opens link in a new browser window. Given the need for detailed proposals to be included in the application, it generally helps applicants to discuss proposals at the very earliest opportunity with Environment and Heritage Service, and also before making a planning application, where this is required.
B6 Normally applicants are notified by the Department of the proposed decision before it is formally issued, and have the right to ask for a hearing. In some cases a public local inquiry may be held in front of the Planning Appeals Commission Opens link in a new browser window before a final decision is reached. Where such a hearing or inquiry is to be held regarding a proposal which is also the subject of a planning inquiry, every attempt will be made to ensure that the two inquiries are held simultaneously.
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