Our Building Conservation Officer is involved in a wide range of activities relating to planning, including the re-use of buildings at risk, development control and planning and policy advice.

We have a Conservation Officer who can give you expert advice on maintaining and restoring important historic buildings. We currently do not have any grants available; however other bodies such as Historic England may be able to help you.

There is also an Archaeological Officer at Lincolnshire County Council who deals with more detailed archaeological work around the county. This can include planning applications that involve digging or disturbing the earth in areas that might have important remains. Lincolnshire County Council - Archaeology

It should be noted that doing work to a Listed Building without the correct consent is a criminal offence. In addition to this, disturbing, destroying or removing items and artifacts from the ground can also be a criminal offence.



Conservation Areas are areas identified as having special architectural or historic interest. A conservation area can protect against alterations to properties and also against damage to trees.
Draft Conservation Area Appraisals for Alford, Horncastle, Louth, Spilsby, Wainfleet and Woodhall Spa are available for you to download.
Each historic town or village has a character of its own. The identity of a place is the result of a mixture of landscape, building materials, building traditions and economic activity.
The list of buildings of Special Architectural or Historical Interest is a register of our built heritage.
The Sites and Monuments Record (SMR) is a computer index of all known archaeological sites in Lincolnshire. It contains roughly 15,000 records, which are cross-referenced to an archaeological archive. The SMR is also sometimes known as The Historic Environment Record (HER).