Conservation, Planning & Heritage Management

The Conservation, Planning and Heritage Management of Hadrian's Wall aims to protect and, where possible, enhance the significance of the Roman frontier.  This significance is set out in the Statement of Outstanding Universal Value (SOUV)

This Delivery Group's  remit is to seek to promote best practice in the management of the Hadrian’s Wall WHS by:

  • Providing a forum to share experience and lessons learned from both conservation and development-led projects

  • Disseminating the results of management works both within the professional heritage management and planning community and with the wider Wall community

  • Engaging with, and feeding into, the wider management of Hadrian’s Wall, including in the review of the WHS Management Plan, as appropriate



The membership of this Delivery Group consists primarily of the lead archaeological advisors for each local authority along the World Heritage Site, together with representatives from the planning system (representing their colleagues in the North West and North East) and the academic sector.

  • Chair - Mike Collins - Historic England
  • Chris Hardman - Carlisle City Council
  • Daniel Puttick - Northumberland County Council
  • Mark Brennand - Cumbria County Council
  • Chris Jones - Northumberland National Park Authority
  • Sara Rushton - Northumberland County Council
  • Eleanor Kingston - Lake District National Park Authority
  • Ian Ayris - Newcastle City Council
  • Richard Hingley - Durham University


Contact Details

For queries about individual planning applications on Hadrian's Wall you should normally contact the relevent local planning authority.  For queries about the work of this delivery group, please contact Mike Collins on 0191 2691212 or


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions about the management of Hadrian’sWall


World Heritage Site Case Studies

In this section you can find a selection of case studies on planning and conservation issues, for interested parties to draw on


​Outstanding Universal Value and General Planning Issues


Managing Earthwork Monuments: A guidance manual for the care of archaeological earthworks under grassland management


Meeting Minutes


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