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.

Please read this advice from Historic England before carrying our any works to your listed building:

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

Historic England provides advice if you are considering buying an older building. This can be accessed here:

Thinking of Buying an Older Building? | Historic England

Historic England provides a useful guide for owners of Listed Buildings who are considering making alterations to their property. This can be accessed here:

Historic England provides valuable advice on seeking professional help to carry out work to an old building. This can be accessed here:

Finding Professional Help | Historic England

Submitting a planning application

Forms can be completed electronically, saved and emailed directly to 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 carried out a consultation on the Kirknewton Conservation Area Appraisal in the autumn of 2018. The consultation included a Drop-in session at Kirknewton Village Hall and letters were sent to all residents in the area inviting comment for 6 weeks, until 31st October 2018.

The Appraisal has been updated and defines the special interest of the Kirknewton Conservation Area. It also explains its importance to the built, cultural and natural heritage of the area. The appraisal describes the distinctive character of the area that has been shaped by natural and man-made influences and evaluates and records its special interests, qualities and significances.

The Appraisal is not an endpoint. It will 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.

View a copy of the Kirknewton Conservation Area Appraisal FINAL

Kirknewton Church