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Balancing Heritage and Planning HYBRID Seminar

This is a hybrid event - virtual delegate bookings available
09 November 2022 at 10:00 AM - 04:30 PM / South West England / Online

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09 November 2022 at 10:00 AM - 04:30 PM
The Guildhall, Guildhall, High Street, Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom, BA1 5AW
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RTPI South West | [email protected]

This event has been POSTPONED from the 13 September. Virtual places and some in-person places are available. Enquiries to [email protected] 

RTPI South West are delighted to welcome you back to their popular in-person CPD series, designed to help you further your knowledge, connect with the wider built environment profession and encourage discussion around some of the key issues in planning. 

This one day seminar in conjunction with the Chartered Institute of Archaeologists invites you to explore the importance of heritage assets above and below ground. The seminar will discuss how we can protect and enhance heritage while delivering development and meeting the Governments climate reduction aims. Furthermore, this seminar explores how can we use heritage as an asset to revitalise our high streets and businesses.

Speakers and Topics

Key note: How understanding place can put heritage at the heart of future development
Wayne Hemingway, Hemingway Design

Heritage as a Catalyst for Regeneration: Lessons from the Trowbridge Urban Room    
Pepper Barney and Anna Sabine from BiBO

Plymouth High Street Heritage Action Zones
Simon Hickman, Historic England

Masterplanning in a World Heritage city
A case study of Bath’s Milsom Quarter Masterplan. Including an overview of the new heritage evidence that underpins the approach.
Cleo Newcombe Jones, Regeneration Manager at Bath & North East Somerset Council and LucyBarron, Associate at Donald Insall Associates    

Workshop – Historic Building and Area Reports for Planning
There are a variety of terms used for reports dealing with heritage assets in the planning process - Heritage Statements - Heritage Assessments - Statements of Significance - Historic Environment Desk-Based Assessments but essentially, their purpose is the same which is to present an understanding of the significance of the asset and assess the potential impact, if any, of development proposals on it.

The aim of the workshop is to share examples of good practice through planning context case studies to outline how historic environment practitioners address the questions of ‘what is significant about a building and/or area?’ and ‘how will development impact significance?’. We will look at the core principles for drafting a fit for intended purpose targeted robust report to accompany a planning application, and evaluate examples.
Esther Robinson Wild, Robinson Wild Consulting
Jeremy Lake

How you access something for substantial harm and what is the difference between listed building consent and a planning application?
David Morgan at The Planning Inspectorate

Assessing Harm - Recent appeal cases to illustrate what can and cannot be considered a ‘public benefit’ in balancing in harm
Nick Bishop, Avalon Planning and Heritage

Above and Below – A holistic approach to the assessment of the archaeological resource in the development context
Southwest Case studies: Site in Exeter & Tintagel Castle, Cornwall.
Focusing on case studies of sites, both urban and rural, situated within highly sensitive and complex historic environments, the talk will address how we assess the significance of archaeological deposits, both designated and non-designated, and the potential direct and indirect impacts of development on significance. It will further explore through reference to other examples how we manage the planning process, advise on mitigating impact and the range of public benefits which can derive from the development context
Gerry Wait, GW Heritage / Esther Robinson Wild, Robinson Wild Consulting -

How the historic environment can help address the climate emergency and deliver sustainability through the planning system: Historic England’s latest research and advice for plan-makers and decision-takers. (virtual)
Katie Parsons from Historic Englands Climate Change Adaptation Team

Optional walking tour – Milsom Quarter
Cleo, BANES and Joanna Robinson, Bath Preservation Trust