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Dunstanburgh Castle and Wind turbines from the sea

Train going over Kielder Viaduct

Bamburgh Castle Peter Phillips artwork

Iona Art Glass

La Sagesse site in Jesmond

Mitford Hall Garden Party 90th Anniversary

Duddo Stones

Aln Valley Railway

What is the Northumberland & Newcastle Society?

The Northumberland & Newcastle Society was founded in 1924 and is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year.

For the past 90 years the Society has worked to protect valuable buildings and landscapes in the north east of England and has a membership of several hundreds scattered throughout Northumberland, Newcastle and North Tyneside.

Through the work of several voluntary committees the Society examines planning applications and with the assistance of the part time Executive Director they make comment on applications and new builds with special attention being given to areas of exemplary conservation and architecture. We have been involved with many iconic buildings and landscapes over the years, and aim to preserve what is best of our heritage and encourage the best design for new buildings and developments.  We are looking for, and encouraging, the creation of listed buildings of the future.

We have been influential in guiding and highlighting planners, developers and Councils and the committees are made up of members who often have professional experience in architecture, planning or are very knowledgeable about aspects of town planning and landscape heritage. 

Our longevity gives an unique aspect and depth to our understanding of the challenges and dilemmas that our valued buildings and landscape are facing and we may find that we are monitoring buildings over decades not months.  

 

We Care

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.