Local listing is different to statutory listing; it does not provide further legislative controls. and does not affect when planning permission is required. However, when planning permission is required, the ‘special interest’ of a locally listed heritage asset will be taken into account. In 2013 the council asked for nominations for inclusion in the list; over five hundred submissions were considered. The Local List of Heritage Assets was adopted on 18th June 2015, it will be reviewed in 2020; other items in the current list can be seen here.
These two 1950s Shellmex petrol pumps in Bath Street might seem a surprising addition to the local listing of historically important landmarks, but they were nominated by residents for inclusion. It is believed that the petrol pumps were among the earliest in Brighton.
Richard Busse was the proprietor of Richard’s Garage, Bath Street, Brighton from around 1962; he died in 2011. The pumps were serving petrol until 2010; the garage is now a private house.