also known as: Historic buildings.
There are 69 conservation areas in Northumberland – find out where they are, what makes them special & why you need permission to make any changes within them.
Conservation areas are areas of special architectural or
historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is
desirable to preserve or enhance.
Northumberland conservation areas
There are 69 conservation areas in Northumberland. These can be
viewed by area below, or on the Interactive
digital map under the environmental tab.
Development in a conservation area
The council has extra controls in conservation areas to make
sure that change is managed so that the special character of the
area and its setting are preserved or enhanced. These controls are
not designed to stop change but to protect those features which
make the place special and desirable to live in.
Help and advice
Help and advice is available for residents who are carrying out
works on property within a conservation area.