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What makes our area special? Nominate your favourite buildings and sites for our 'Local List'

Gateshead Central Library

We're working with Newcastle and South Tyneside councils to update our Local Lists of buildings, structures and places that are recognised as being important heritage assets at a local level - even if they don't meet the criteria for national listing by Historic England.

A Local List identifies unlisted and non-designated heritage assets which have special local architectural or historic interest and contribute to the character of the area. Assets included in a Local List are given special consideration in the planning process.

We want your views on which local buildings, structures, sites and landscapes you feel have community value and are worthy of inclusion on their Local List.

Claire Embree-Lalonde, project manager for updating the Local Heritage Lists, who is leading the drive to update the lists for Gateshead Council, said:

"This is a fantastic opportunity to refresh our listing of the sites people consider most worthy of recognition in their local area.

"The lists for all three boroughs have not been updated for over a decade, so it's important to ensure we have a proper understanding of all the valuable assets we have, and to celebrate their significance for the local area.

"So we are asking local communities to nominate what they would like to see recognised as a local heritage asset, what they feel should be preserved and protected for the future.

"That could be anything from a garden, landmark or landscape to even street furniture such as a post box, statue or lamppost."

We have linked up with Newcastle and South Tyneside to review all our Local Lists this year, with the launch of a new interactive website giving guidance and supporting residents to nominate sites to be considered on their Local Heritage List.

Gateshead residents can also make their nominations in person at two public engagement events on:

  • Monday 9 May, from 10am to 2pm, at Gateshead Central Library, Prince Consort Road
  • Monday 16 May, from 10am to 1.45pm, at Gateshead Central Library, Prince Consort Road

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

The closing date for nominations is Thursday 30 June.

The nominations will then be assessed and considered by an independent panel of experts, before being taken forward for adoption on the Local List later in the year. Successful local list nominations will also be included on the Tyne and Wear Historic Environment Record.

The Local List for each area will be used a reference document to be consulted alongside each authority's Local Plan.

Successful nominations will join a wide range of assets already included on the three authorities' Local Heritage Lists.

To check whether a building or structure is already on the Local List, or for further information about the consultation or eligibility criteria, visit our webpage or attend one of the public engagement events.

Nationwide, 22 local authorities have been awarded funding from the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) to deliver a Local Heritage List project.

Gateshead Central Library
03 May 2022

We're working with Newcastle and South Tyneside councils to update our Local Lists of buildings, structures and places that are recognised as being important heritage assets at a local level - even if they don't meet the criteria for national listing by Historic England.

A Local List identifies unlisted and non-designated heritage assets which have special local architectural or historic interest and contribute to the character of the area. Assets included in a Local List are given special consideration in the planning process.

We want your views on which local buildings, structures, sites and landscapes you feel have community value and are worthy of inclusion on their Local List.

Claire Embree-Lalonde, project manager for updating the Local Heritage Lists, who is leading the drive to update the lists for Gateshead Council, said:

"This is a fantastic opportunity to refresh our listing of the sites people consider most worthy of recognition in their local area.

"The lists for all three boroughs have not been updated for over a decade, so it's important to ensure we have a proper understanding of all the valuable assets we have, and to celebrate their significance for the local area.

"So we are asking local communities to nominate what they would like to see recognised as a local heritage asset, what they feel should be preserved and protected for the future.

"That could be anything from a garden, landmark or landscape to even street furniture such as a post box, statue or lamppost."

We have linked up with Newcastle and South Tyneside to review all our Local Lists this year, with the launch of a new interactive website giving guidance and supporting residents to nominate sites to be considered on their Local Heritage List.

Gateshead residents can also make their nominations in person at two public engagement events on:

  • Monday 9 May, from 10am to 2pm, at Gateshead Central Library, Prince Consort Road
  • Monday 16 May, from 10am to 1.45pm, at Gateshead Central Library, Prince Consort Road

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

The closing date for nominations is Thursday 30 June.

The nominations will then be assessed and considered by an independent panel of experts, before being taken forward for adoption on the Local List later in the year. Successful local list nominations will also be included on the Tyne and Wear Historic Environment Record.

The Local List for each area will be used a reference document to be consulted alongside each authority's Local Plan.

Successful nominations will join a wide range of assets already included on the three authorities' Local Heritage Lists.

To check whether a building or structure is already on the Local List, or for further information about the consultation or eligibility criteria, visit our webpage or attend one of the public engagement events.

Nationwide, 22 local authorities have been awarded funding from the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) to deliver a Local Heritage List project.

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