What is the Local List?

This is a list of buildings, structures, parks and gardens (including cemeteries and open spaces) that have special local architectural or historic interest which are an important part of your local heritage. They are different from Listed Buildings and Registered Parks and Gardens, such as the Theatre Royal or Leazes Park, which are recognised as being of national importance. Buildings and parks on the Local List may not be as important as those on the national list, but they are special to Newcastle.

Entries on the Local List were assessed using similar criteria to those used for Listed Buildings and Registered Parks and Gardens but from a local perspective.

Why do it? What does being on the List mean?

Unlike Listed Buildings or Registered Parks and Gardens, being included on the Local List does not provide any additional planning controls over those buildings or parks. However, it does recognise their importance and before any planning decisions are made their special local architectural or historic interest will be taken into account.

Locally listed buildings in Newcastle

If a site is Locally Listed it will also be flagged as a restriction on Newcastle City Council's 'Public Access for Planning' portal. If you are uncertain if your site(s) are Locally Listed please either our interactive map (below), or contact the Urban Design and Conservation Team for verification.

Below is our interactive map of the Local List.  You can zoom in and move around, click on the building or area for more information, and switch the aerial photography on or off.  Click the top left button to view the list of categories, and each address within it.  Click the top right button to open the map up in a bigger screen, including a text search facility to locate a specific address.

Newcastle Local List Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

On 21 September 2006 Planning & Transport Strategy Committee adopted the Local List of Buildings, Structures, Parks, Gardens and Open Spaces of Special Local Architectural or Historic Interest SPD.

The SPD encourages the retention and conservation of the City's local heritage assets. 

Supplementary Planning Document & Supporting Documents

Contact Ian Ayris, Urban Design and Conservation Team for further information.

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Page last updated: 
20 January 2017
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