Glossary of terms

This page gives an explanation of the specialised terms and their meanings.


Key to building risk grade codes

The following status and risk grades are listed in the 'By District' register and the 'Grade I and II*' register.

A list of building risk status codes
StatusDescription
CAConservation Area
GVGroup Value
CAConservation Area
HERHistoric Environment Record
IStatutory List Grade
II*Statutory List Grade
IIStatutory List Grade
RPGRegistered Parks and Gardens
CAConservation Area
SMScheduled Monument
ULUnlisted
WHSWorld Heritage Site

Risk Grade 1

Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.

Risk Grade 2

Under repair or in fair to good repair, but no user identified; or under threat of vacancy with no obvious new user (applicable only to buildings capable of beneficial use).

Risk Grade 3

Slow decay; solution agreed but not yet implemented.

Risk Grade 4

Slow decay; no solution agreed.

Risk Grade 5

Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; solution agreed but not yet implemented.

Risk Grade 6

Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed.