HC Deb 14 October 1991 vol 196 cc9-10W
Mr. Redmond

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will review the listing of the sate of Barnburgh hall, South Yorkshire; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Yeo

We have no plans to review the listing of buildings on the site of Barnburgh hall. The parish of Barnburgh was resurveyed for listing purposes as recently as 1986, and the listing in June 1968 of the dovecote and the outhouse at Barnburgh hall was confirmed at that time. The revised statutory list for the area was published on 11 April 1986.

If the owner of a listed building considers that it does not possess the special architectural or historic interest which has been identified, and can produce evidence in support of his case, we are always prepared to reconsider the matter, and will ask English Heritage, our statutory advisers on listing matters, to reassess the building. It is not a formal procedure: all the owner needs to do is to write to the Department with his evidence.