Amenity society

In the United Kingdom, an amenity society is an organisation which monitors planning and development in a conservation area or other sensitive area.

National amenity societies

National amenity societies preserve historic art and architecture and operate at a national level. In England, the six principal societies are statutory consultees on alterations to listed buildings, and by law must be notified of any work to a listed building which involves any element of demolition.[1] These societies are:

In addition to the above societies, the Garden History Society is a statutory consultee in relation to planning proposals likely to affect registered historic parks and gardens.[2]

Local amenity societies

City of Westminster

In the City of Westminster, amenity societies are statutory consultees on planning matters including planning and listed building applications within their area.[3] Recognised amenity societies in Westminster include the Marylebone Association, Westminster Society, and Residents Society of Mayfair and St James’s.


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