The Northumberland and Newcastle Society
Founded in 1924, the Northumberland and Newcastle Society works to protect valuable buildings and landscapes and to enhance the quality of life in both urban and rural areas.
The Society respond to Northumberland County Council's Preferred Options Consultation
The Society have now submitted a suite of documents in response to the consultation document. For more details, please see the County Planning Policy page. (26 Mar 2013)
Heritage Lottery Funding for Kielder Viaduct Project
The Kielder Water and Forest Park Development Trust is set to receive £34,500 for a six-month project focussing on the social and industrial heritage surrounding Kielder Viaduct. See BBC Tyne & Wear News for more details. (Mar 2013)
German owned Energiekontor are to appeal the Central Planning Committee's decision to refuse an application for five 126.5m turbines at Fenrother. Source: www.windbyte.co.uk (Mar 2013)
Northumberland Local Development Plan - Core Strategy Preferred Options. Second Stage
Northumberland County Council have issued a consultation document as part of the second stage to produce the planning policies for Northumberland. The Northumberland and Newcastle Society in partnership with the Northumberland Environment Policy Group (NEPG) has written to supporters asking them to respond with their comments. To see a copy of this letter (pdf) click here. Members can respond by email, online or by post. We have supplied a handy pre-formatted response form for postal use in pdf or word format. To view or download the full consultation document (pdf file) click here (Mar 2013)
Our urban and rural environments face many threats as well as offering new opportunities for enhancement. We care about our environment and work to ensure that any development is acceptable and sympathetic to its surroundings. Find out more about us.
We make a difference
As individuals we often feel powerless to influence decisions about planning matters that affect our quality of our lives. We work with other bodies at local and national level on major issues. To find out more, visit our caseload page.
We welcome new members
By joining us you will help to support our work and make sure that future generations can enjoy their surroundings. You can also enjoy a range of social events and you will receive the Society's quarterly magazine City and County. See our membership page for further details or contact us by email or in writing at the address below.