Specialist Planning Services
also known as: Archaeology, Conservation, Ecology, Historic buildings, Marine conservation.
Northumberland is a county with a rich and varied natural and cultural heritage. The Council has a duty to protect and promote the natural and built heritage of Northumberland and maximise the benefits that it affords as a resource. These pages provide information about the Specialist Planning Services Team and the work we do in Northumberland's natural and historic environment.
What does the Specialist Planning Services Team do?
We work to conserve and enhance the special qualities of
Northumberland's environment. The team has experts in archaeology,
ecology, historic buildings and areas, and marine conservation, who
all offer specialist advice, help to set conservation and landscape
policy, and promote best practice.
We do this by advising on development management for
archaeology, ecology, listed buildings, conservation areas; giving
advice to the public on repair and maintenance of listed buildings;
identifying buildings which are at risk and initiating action to
ensure their survival; reviewing and assessing existing and
proposed conservation areas; applying for and administering grant
schemes for both conservation areas and listed buildings.
We also carry out conservation research projects and have
information resources that are available to all. Through our
conservation work we promote understanding and enjoyment
of Northumberland's natural and historic environment by local
people and visitors.
How do I find out more about specialist services in
The links below give more information about what we can offer
you, or you can contact the Specialist
Planning Services Team
Does anyone else provide conservation advice and
The Specialist Planning Services Team's work covers the whole of
Northumberland but certain areas in the County have their own
experts, for example the Northumberland
National Park, the North Pennines AONB, and the
AONB; they provide conservation advice and management services
and run community events and projects – to find out more follow the
Telephone: 01670 620305