Listed Buildings & Conservation Areas content Listed Buildings At present there are around 900 Listed Buildings within the Dundee City Council area. These buildings are ‘listed’ by Historic Scotland for their special architectural or historic interest on behalf of the Scottish Government. The aim of listing such buildings is to protect or enhance their special character by affording them statutory protection. The principles for listing buildings are fairly complex and there is no right of appeal against the Scottish Governments’ decision to list a property. Listed buildings are listed in 3 categories - A, B and C. Category A listed buildings are of national or international importance. Category B listed buildings are of regional importance. Category C buildings are of local importance. A building’s listing covers its interior, exterior and “any object or structure fixed to a building” or which falls within the curtilage of such a building, forming part of the land since before 1 July 1948. Do I live in a listed building?Listed buildings are not always located within Conservation Areas. You can find out if a building is listed by visiting either Historic Environment Scotland or visiting Pastmap. Conservation Areas Dundee currently has 17 Conservation Areas, all of which have individual distinctive characters that Dundee City Council aim to protect or improve. A Conservation Area is defined by the Scottish Government as; “An area of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance.” In a Conservation Area it is the buildings and the spaces between them that contribute, along with a number of additional factors, to the individual personality of each designation. The purpose of a Conservation Area is to ensure that any new development/ alterations will not negatively impact on the existing character of the area. View details of all Conservation Areas within Dundee. Building Alterations (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas)More information on additional controls over building works that apply in Conservation Areas and on Listed Buildings Breaches in Boundary WallsAdvice on breaches of boundary walls in Conservation Areas or Listed Buildings Further Advice To view the boundaries of all Conservation Areas and identify listed buildings please use the links provided above. Should you require further advice regarding planning matters within Dundee, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to City Development, Dundee House, 50 North Lindsay Street, Dundee, DD1 1LS.