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Our Townscape

Our aim in Berwick is to preserve the past, enjoy the present and build for the future.

Berwick has more buildings listed as being of special architectural importance than any other town of comparable size.

Berwick’s townscape comprises elements of English, Scottish and Continental architectural styles.

The predominant period represented is Georgian, when the port and town enjoyed a brief period of prosperity in the period from about 1750 until the end of the Napoleonic wars.

The town centre is a Conservation Area and is protected by strictly applied policies incorporated in written Policy Statements.

The town does not intend to be set in aspic. Redevelopment is encouraged on suitable sites, providing this is of the highest quality.

For example, new workspace units being built in Walkergate were designed by an award-winning architect.