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Design and Conservation in the historic environment in a period of diminishing resources.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 at 9:30AM - 4:15PM
International Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne,
Prices start at £95
RTPI North East

Changes being introduced to heritage legislation and the protection and management of the historic environment present opportunities to those in the public, private and third sectors.  Can the new measures provide appropriate protection to heritage assets whilst stimulating and supporting growth?  How can new community-led planning and development activities protect the best buildings and townscapes in local neighbourhoods?

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    9.30 am            Registration and refreshments

    10.00 am          Chairman’s Introduction – Iain Rhind, Senior Director & Head of Heritage, Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners

    10.10 am          The Fundamentals of Conserving and Enhancing the Historic Environment; What is Significance?

    Jules Brown, Conservation & Planning Manager, North of England Civic Trust.

    10.50am           The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 and the Historic Environment, a new Regime.

    Catherine Dewar, Principal Inspector of Historic Buildings and Areas, English Heritage North East

    11.45 am          Refreshments


    12.00 am          How Neighbourhood Plans Can Preserve the Historic Environment and Support Economic Development

    Dave Chetwyn, Managing Director, Urban Vision Enterprise CIC and Chair of the Historic Towns Forum

    12.30 pm          Open Forum (with Morning Speakers).

    12.40 pm          Lunch


    1.40 pm            Robust Heritage Decisions - Barnwell and Penshurst: a presumption in favour of refusal?

    Grant Lock, Senior Heritage Consultant, Nathaniel Lichfield & Partner

    2.20 pm            Changing practices and perspectives – a Local Authority view.

    Ian Ayris, Historic Environment Manager, Newcastle City Council

    3.00 pm            How the Community Can Save our Heritage – Portland Works, Sheffield, Case Study

    Emma Green, Portland Works, Sheffield

    3.40 pm            Open Forum (with Afternoon Speakers

    4.00 pm            Finish             


The RTPI NE would like to thank Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners for their support in the provision of this event.