According to the English Heritage “Thatch And Thatching: A Guidance Note” (2000) listed building consent is only required for “a proposed change of material between water reed and straw, or any other botanically distinct species”. The crux of the discussion therefore is focussed on three key points:
- The botanical relationship between the commonly accepted cereal species used for thatching.
- Whether the use of Triticale to re-thatch properties will alter the appearance or the historical value of the cottages.
- Sustaining Heritage.