Conservation professionals also often deal with buildings and places not controlled through listing and advise on where these or other policy measures or controls might be put in place to secure conservation to appropriate standards.
Their role includes helping to protect and enhance all forms of buildings including churches, windmills, lighthouses and residential properties. They report and advise on buildings, structures and areas of special historic, architectural or artistic interest.
They guide new developments in order to maintain the distinctive character of an area; up to a third of planning applications submitted involve conservation issues. They may also be involved in regeneration projects that have community, economic and environmental benefits.
Job titles vary and professionals may also be known as historic environment or building conservation professionals or specialists.