Response to an application to List and petition to save the building
A Historic England spokesman says:
“We can confirm we have received an application to list New York Forge in North Tyneside which we are currently considering. We are also aware of a petition calling on Historic England to stop the closure and potential demolition of the forge.
"While we are sympathetic to local concerns, Historic England can only take into account the architectural or historic special interest of a building, when we are considering it for listing. A decision regarding demolition would be for the local authority to determine."
19 May 2016