Repair of windows - conservation areas / listed buildings
You do not need to apply for planning permission for repairs or maintenance, including minor improvements, such as painting your house or repairing existing windows.
However, if you live in a listed building, you may need listed building consent for repair works to your windows, if it would involve changing their appearance or pattern of glazing in any way, introducing new materials, introducing new opening mechanisms, replacing historic glazing (eg. original Crown or medieval glass), or installing double or secondary glazing. It is always best to get in touch with us for advice before embarking on works to a listed building.
There is also comprehensive advice available regarding how to look after your listed building from organisations such as The Society for the Preservation of Historic Buildings (SPAB) and Historic England. These two links will take you through to specific guidance regarding how to maintain and repair traditional timber windows:
Do I need planning permission?