These pages offer information, advice and guidance for owners, prospective owners, architects, agents, builders and other professionals looking to undertake work on property that has some level of heritage protection.

The vast majority of applications we deal with are for works on Listed Buildings and/or in Conservation Areas.

Conservation Drop-in

Come and meet the conservation officers to discuss any queries you may have involving your listed building or building in a conservation area.

If we feel that the questions asked would benefit from more in-depth advice, we will direct you to our pre-application service where we can discuss complex proposals in more depth.

All advice given at the drop ins will be verbal. There will be no written follow up.

For both authorities each session will be restricted to between 10 and 20 minutes.

Sessions will take place at the following dates and locations:


Sessions will take place between 2.30 - 4.30pm at Lewes Town Hall and must be booked in advance.

Drop in sessions for 2023 will take place on the following dates:

  • Feb 07
  • Mar 07
  • Apr 04
  • May 02
  • May 30
  • Jun 27
  • July 25
  • Aug 22
  • Sept 19
  • Oct 17
  • Nov 14
  • Dec 12

To book a session please email with your query and as much information as possible, and you will be allocated a time slot to discuss your query. Please add Conservation Drop-in into the subject heading. If capacity is reached for your preferred session, we will email you to invite you to the next available session.

Please provide as much information as you can to help us give the most detailed feedback. This may include the age of construction, age of architectural features, plans, historic maps, building materials, etc.  Photos will greatly aid the discussion and should show relevant details such as close ups of window glazing bars or frames if discussing windows.


There is no requirement to pre-book a slot in Eastbourne.

Sessions will take place between 1-3pm in The Gather, Beacon Shopping Centre on the last Friday of the month.