The Berwick-upon-Tweed Conservation Area Advisory Group (CAAG) was created in 1999 to oversee a range of partnership projects in the borough’s conservation areas. It has delivered a number of heritage regeneration schemes since then through a combined grant programme using English Heritage, County and Borough Council funds. This includes repairs to individual buildings, streetscape enhancements and the further study of the town’s unique heritage.

The group has evolved over time to meet the demands and pressures placed on the historic environment and now exclusively deal with the Berwick, Tweedmouth and Spittal conservation areas as part of a much larger focus on a Regeneration Strategy for the town. Ever keen to promote the significance and value of these neighbouring conservation areas, CAAG is made up of passionate individuals from across the three communities that all care deeply about their unique heritage.  

With representatives from resident’s associations, Berwick Civic Society, local Development Trust, Chamber of Trade, elected Members, Heritage Champions and officers from the field of conservation and archaeology, the group feeds directly into the planning process. As an independent group from across the public and private sector it is able to offer...


Berwick upon Tweed Civic Society

CAAG response to Draft NPPF Consultation

This letter is the formal response of the Berwick-upon-Tweed Conservation Areas Advisory Group, (hereafter CAAG) to your consultation of the draft version of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). The Berwick-upon-Tweed CAAG is an independent advisory group convened by Northumberland County Council (NCC) that has a geographical remit of three conservation areas...

Berwick Upon Tweed Chamber of Trade and Commerce


Kilns, Sewerage and Gardens - 119-125 Marygate

Excavations at 119-125 Marygate, Berwick-upon-Tweed (the former Paxton and Purves drapers and tailors shop) in 2007 have revealed a sequence of activity from the 13th century through to the present day and recovered a large assemblage of archaeological material, including ceramics, animal bone and carbonised macroplant remains...