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North Trans-Pennine Line Electrification Consultation Concluded

Historic England held a consultation from Monday 18 December 2017 to Friday 19 January 2018 in advance of the electrification of the North Trans-Pennine railway line (NTPL).

From the second phase survey of the NTPL we selected 41 structures to receive a full assessment for listing, some of which were already listed and were re-assessed, using our published guidance.

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stone bridge over railway line
Technical solutions included this 'flying arch' bridge in Huddersfield, which spans between the walls of a cutting rather than resting on stone abutments. © Historic England

Notification of listing outcomes

Having considered our reports and recommendations, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has finalised their decisions.

Following the 41 full assessments for listing or amendment, the reports we supplied to the Secretary of State for DCMS are now available for download from the website as four PDF files, divided between the four local authorities crossed by this section of the Trans-Pennine Line between Stalybridge and Leeds.

After viewing any of the final reports, if you consider that a decision has been wrongly made you may contact DCMS within 28 days of the date you were contacted about accessing these reports to request that the Secretary of State review the decision. An example of a decision made wrongly would be where there was a factual error or an irregularity in the process which affected the outcome. You may also ask the Secretary of State to review the decision if you have any significant evidence relating to the special architectural or historic interest of the structures which was not previously considered. Further details of the review criteria and process and how to request a review are contained in the annex at the bottom of this page.

Final reports

Review criteria and process

A review will only be carried out in the following circumstances:

  1. There is evidence that the original decision has been made wrongly. Examples would include:
    1. Where there was a factual error, such as the wrong building being listed
    2. Where there has been some irregularity in the process which has affected the outcome, for example if relevant considerations were not taken into account or irrelevant considerations were taken into account
  2. There is significant evidence which was not previously considered, relating to the special architectural or historic interest of the building, as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990. An example would be where new evidence relating to the date of a building has been discovered which might make a material different to the architectural or historic interest of the building

Having conducted a review, the Secretary of State will either affirm or overturn the original decision. It's important to understand that the original decision will stand until the Secretary of State has made a decision on whether the original decision should be affirmed or overturned. If the original decision is overturned, this will not have retrospective effect.

How to request a review of a listing decision

Reviews are carried out by the DCMS and review requests should be made on the Department's 'Listing Review Request Form'. The Form is accompanied by guidance to assist you in making a review request. Both the form and the guidance can be downloaded from the DCMS website.

If you are unable to access the website please contact:

The Listing Review Officer
Heritage Protection Branch
Culture Team
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
4th Floor
100 Parliament Street
London SW1A 2BQ

Review requests should normally be made within 28 days of notification. Requests made beyond this period may be considered in exceptional circumstances.

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Paul Fox

Listing Coordinator

Listing Team North

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