GIS spatial data for Building Preservation Notices. Building Preservation Notices are represented by a polygon defining the extent of the temporary protection.
Local planning authorities may serve a Building Preservation Notice (BPN) on the owner and occupier of a building which is not listed, but which they consider is of special architectural or historic interest and is in danger of demolition or of alteration in such a way as to affect its character as a building of such interest (1).
If a BPN is served, an application to list the building must be made at the same time to Historic England.
A BPN takes effect immediately when it is served on the owner and occupier.
A BPN protects the building for a maximum of 6 months until either the Secretary of State (for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) lists the building or informs the authority that he does not intend to do so. Whilst the BPN is in place, the building is subject to the same protection as a listed building and any works to the building will require listed building consent. If works are carried out without listed building consent the local planning authority can take enforcement action or institute criminal proceedings.