Hemsby and coastal erosion - frequently asked questions
Would the situation be different if Newport Cottages were listed buildings?
The Newport Conservation Area designation acknowledges the historic interest of the cottages (regional significance). For the cottages to be eligible for national listing, they would need to be of national significance and be in a reasonably unaltered state - including their interiors. The listing process is conducted by Historic England and anyone can put a building forward for listing.
In the unlikely event that the cottages were in the future designated as Grade II listed, it would put additional responsibilities on the owners rather than the local authority.
The links here provide further information explaining what listing means in terms of responsibilities etc.
- What are Listed Buildings? How England's historic buildings are protected from Historic England
- The upkeep and repair of historic buildings from GOV.UK