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The Local List

The Local List is a list of buildings, structures, parks and gardens (including cemeteries and open spaces) that have special architectural or historic interest which is an important part of the Borough's heritage. The Local List is different to listed buildings and registered historic parks and gardens; it is not a statutory designation is not supported by any legislation. Under the NPPF locally listed heritage assets may be referred to as 'non-designated heritage assets'. The Local List does not include any historic buildings or sites which have national significance, only those which are significant to Gateshead.

Being included on the Local List does not introduce any new planning controls. It does recognise their importance and planning decisions are required by the NPPF to take into account their special local architectural or historic significance.

A list of the buildings, parks and gardens included on the Local List can be found in Icon for pdf Appendix 5 of the 2007 Unitary Development Plan [21.56MB].

Nominate a site for the new Local Heritage List

We're updating our Local List and would like you to nominate local important buildings, structures, sites and landscapes to be included on the new Local List.

Please nominate local buildings, structures, sites and landscapes you feel have community value and are worthy of being included..

Tyne and Wear is one of 22 regions across the country to be awarded funding from the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) to deliver the project.

How to make a nomination


We have joined up with South Tyneside and Newcastle City Councils to create a new website for nominations.

The site includes guidance to help support residents to nominate sites to be considered on their Local Heritage List.

Visit the website and make a nomination

In person

You can also make your nominations in person at two public engagement events at Gateshead Central Library:

  • Monday 9 May, 10am to 2pm in the Wailes Room
  • Monday 17 May, 10am to 1.45pm in the Wailes Room

Members of local history groups and heritage experts will be available to support visitors with the criteria, lists of current sites and interactive maps of the area.

The deadline to make a nomination is 30 June 2022. 

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