Northumberland's Belsay Hall
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"Disney-fication" fear over English Heritage plan

4 April 2014 Last updated at 21:08 BST

Plans to turn English Heritage into a self-financing charity could lead to the "Disney-fication" of historic sites, it has been claimed.

As part of a proposed reorganisation, the group's government funding is set to be phased out.

Supporters say establishing charity status would help it secure its long-term future and aid the preservation of important properties.

But critics claim it would have a negative impact on their upkeep.