What is a local list? 

Camden’s local list identifies historic buildings, spaces and features that are valued by the local community. They also help give Camden its distinctive identity.  

The list identifies parts of the historic environment that are not already designated in another way. For example an unlisted building which still adds to a sense of place, local character and civic pride.   

The local list: 

  • provides a list of non-designated heritage assets within Camden and describes what is important about them 
  • helps to develop a better understanding of what local communities consider to be important in their local historic environments 
  • celebrates the rich variety of features that give Camden its unique qualities 

The adopted local list 

The Local List was adopted on 21 January 2015.

All buildings on the local list must meet our selection criteria (PDF)

Search the local list

What does it mean to be on the local list? 

  • items on the local list are identified as non-designated heritage assets.  As such, their significance will be taken into account in planning decisions   
  • it will be presumes that  it is important to preserve the significance of a non-designated heritage asset, and this will be balanced against other material considerations when assessing a planning application  
  • being on the local list is not the same as being a listed building so listed building consent application will not be required  
  • inclusion on the local list will not affect permitted development rights. However, we may consider introducing an Article 4 direction to remove some or all permitted development rights  
  • applications for planning permission for works affecting an item on the local list will need to show how the significance of the asset has been taken into consideration in the design of the proposed works 


The published local list will be reviewed and updated from time to time. 


If you have any questions about the local list and its production or if you would like to contribute towards the project then please get in touch: 

Contact the local list team