Conservation Areas

What is a Conservation Area?

Conservation Areas are areas of special architectural or historic interest, which deserve careful management to protect that character.

The first conservation areas were designated in 1967 under the Civic Amenities Act, and there are now nearly 10,000 in England.


Conservation Areas In Newcastle

To date there are 12 conservation areas in the city, the boundaries of which can be accessed in the documents on this page, or through our interactive online map.

  • On the interactive map, you can zoom in and out to get a closer look of the area you're interested in.  Click-and-drag or use the arrow keys to move the move around.   Click a site on the map to display a pop-up box with more information on it.  There is an option in the top right corner of the map to switch the aerial photography on and off, and to choose which layers to switch on and off.

Each of the conservation areas has a different character and quality which has led to its designation. We have Profile Sheets for each conservation area which have basic information such as when it was designated and why, if it has been extended, how many listed buildings there are and if there are any extra planning controls.

Conservation Area Profile  Character Statement Management Plan
Brandling Village PDF (678kb) PDF (1.8 MB) PDF (1.7MB)
Central PDF (743KB) PDF (2.5 MB) (this refers only to the recent extension - South of Central Station) Under preparation
Framlington Place PDF (517kb) PDF (1.6 MB) PDF (1.8MB)
Gosforth PDF (808kb) PDF (3.7 MB) PDF (2.6MB)
Jesmond Dene PDF (872kb) PDF (3.0 MB)  PDF (2.9MB)
Leazes PDF (600kb) PDF (3.4 MB) PDF (2.3MB)
Lower Ouseburn Valley PDF (636kb) PDF (2.1 MB) PDF (3.8MB)
Northumberland Gardens PDF(523kb) PDF (3MB) PDF (1.74MB)
South Jesmond PDF (725kb) PDF (5.7 MB) PDF (2.1MB)
St. Nicholas Hospital PDF (714kb) PDF (0.78 MB) PDF (2.2MB)
Summerhill PDF (808kb) PDF (2.6 MB) PDF (3.3MB)
Walbottle PDF (538kb) PDF (4.8 MB)  PDF (4.5 MB) 

(These pdf files may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format. )

The Council operates a rolling programme of conservation area management which covers new designations, a review of existing conservation areas and their boundaries, and the preparation of conservation area management plans to help ensure that the special qualities of these areas are not lost through inappropriate development.



The team have produced a guide for residents Living in a Conservation Area . (pdf)

See our document for guidance on shopfronts and signage in the Historic Environment (pdf, 2mb)

We also have a Grainger Town Shopfront Design Guide (pdf, 2mb)

(These files may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format. )



Did you know?

2017 saw the 50th anniversary of the introduction of Conservation Areas in England.

There are 12 Conservation Areas throughout the City.

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