Heritage at Risk
Nationally there is a strong focus upon tackling Heritage at Risk, with a register being published annually by Historic England. This register previously focused specifically upon Grade I and II* Listed Buildings, but has been extended to include Conservation Areas, Registered Parks and Gardens, Registered Battlefields and Scheduled Monuments that are considered to be 'at risk'. The 2016 register for Newcastle contains 12 Listed Buildings, 1 Registered Battlefield, 2 Registered Park & Gardens and 2 Scheduled Ancient Monuments.
Following on from this national focus, Historic England continues to promote the requirement for a local 'at risk' register. This extends the concept of 'at risk' to all Grade II Listed Buildings.
Monitoring by the City Council of all 'Local Heritage at Risk' has taken place since 1990, with surveys undertaken periodically. This information allows a Local Authority register of all Grade II 'Buildings at Risk' to be maintained and inform future monitoring. It also forms vital baseline data for undertaking a future comprehensive review of 'Heritage at Risk'.