The Conservation Team run monthly free drop-in sessions from 10am to 12pm to discuss any queries relating to conservation areas or listed buildings.
Eastbourne sessions run on the first Wednesday of the month from the Customer Contact Centre, 1 Grove Road, Eastbourne.
Lewes sessions run on the third Wednesday of the month from the Ground floor reception at Southover House, Lewes.
There is no need to book and the sessions run on a first come, first served basis.
Informal advice is available before making a full application by using the pre-application route. This allows ideas and designs to be shared and feedback sought at an early stage. It should help making a stronger full application at the appropriate time though the feedback received at this stage is not binding and cannot guarantee success further down the line. There may be a fee for this service.
Historic England provides further support and advice for the owners of listed buildings. They provide useful informational guides on matters such as energy efficiency and maintenance of historic buildings.