Is your home or building listed?

Listed Buildings and properties within conservation areas are given additional protection in order to protect special architecture or historic interest and townscape.

Works that wouldn’t normally require formal consent could require listed building consent or planning permission because of this protection. You must get advice before carrying out any work on a listed building or in a conservation area. This should be submitted in writing with as much information about the proposed works as possible, including plans and/or photographs.

Submitting a planning application

Forms can be completed electronically, saved and emailed directly to [email protected] or printed out, completed by hand and returned by post.

Please note that all the required information and the fee, if applicable, must be submitted before we can deal with your enquiry.

Do I need planning permission – Request Form – Word .DOC File.

What type of work might need additional consent?

Certain minor alterations and small extensions to dwellings in conservation areas can be undertaken without planning permission but you will need to check beforehand as planning rules are stricter than elsewhere.

You will need listed building consent for any works which alter the special architectural or historic interest of the building. In this instance, ‘building’ can include any structure within the curtilage (boundary) of the site. Listed building consent must be obtained prior to works being carried out and any schedule of works should allow time for the application to be processed.

Additional consent

In some cases you may need additional consent before carrying out work to your building. For example, you will need additional consent to:

  • Alter the external appearance of the property
  • Replace or alter the windows, doors or roof lights
  • Alter the physical characteristics of the building, either internally (for listed buildings)or externally
  • Demolish any part of the building, including interior partitions in listed buildings
  • Extend the building
  • Paint previously unpainted surfaces
  • Add any type of cladding
  • Attach objects to a building, such as satellite TV dish, meter boxes, burglar alarm boxes, external lights
  • Replace or alteration of gates or boundary walls
  • Replace or roof covering, alterations to other buildings on the property (This list is not exhaustive so please seek advice before carrying out any work.).

Kirknewton Conservation Area Appraisal

Northumberland National Park Authority and Northumberland County Council are carrying out a consultation on the Kirknewton Conservation Area Appraisal. This consultation will commence with a Drop-in session at Kirknewton Village Hall on Wednesday 19th September 2018 between 2pm and 4pm, and will run for 6 weeks, until 31st October 2018.

The purpose of this draft Appraisal is to define and raise awareness and appreciation of the special interest of the Kirknewton Conservation Area. It is also to explain its importance to the built, cultural and natural heritage of the area. It will describe the distinctive character that has been shaped by natural and man-made influences and evaluate and record its special interests, qualities and significances.

The Appraisal is not an endpoint. It should contribute to the ongoing conservation and enhancement of the character and appearance of the Conservation Area, providing a baseline for decisions about the area’s future and for the management of change within the Conservation Area. The priority of this document is to understand and manage the areas of Kirknewton, particularly those that are at risk or vulnerable to risk.

The appraisal also provides the opportunity to review the boundaries of the Conservation Area and, where appropriate, propose amendments.

View a copy of the Kirknewton Conservation Area Character Appraisal.

If you would like to provide feedback or have comments on the Appraisal, please complete our feedback form and return this to us by email to [email protected]

Or return by post to Northumberland National Park Authority, Eastburn, South Park, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 1BS. Completed forms should be returned by 31st October 2018.