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Heritage in Practice HYBRID Seminar

In conjunction with IHBC South West
26 September 2024 at 10:00 AM - 04:30 PM / England / South West England / Wales / West Midlands / United Kingdom / Conference / Online

26 September 2024 at 10:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Blackfriars Priory, Ladybellegate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom, GL1 2HN
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RTPI South West | [email protected]

RTPI South West welcomes to you their CPD Seminar series for 2024. This is a HYBRID Seminar so you may opt to attend in-person or virtually. We hope this enables the event to be as inclusive as possible.

Why do we conserve historic buildings and places? What is their value to wider society, particularly in the context of climate change? With this seminar in conjunction with IHBC South West we explore keeping the past alive and reusing historic buildings with sympathetic design. Join our expert speakers and the heritage specialists with their practical advice on topics including: how we take account of ‘significance’ in the decision making process, and adapting historic buildings to combat climate change.

Speakers and topics

  • Welcome to Historic Gloucester
    Kate Biggs and Ullin Jodah-McStea, Conservation Officers at Gloucester City Council

  • Impacts on Significance
    Simon Hickman, Principal Inspector of Historic Buildings and Areas for South West, and Development Advice Team Leader at Historic England

  • Decision Making
    The Planning Inspectorate

  • Workshop - Setting
    Ken Sabel, Associate Director Environment at AtkinsRéalis

  • Case law update
    Including heritage provisions within the LURA, recent changes to the framework for planning and heritage in Wales and the latest case law.
    Charles Mynors, Lawyer; co-author, Listed Buildings and Other Heritage Assets

  • Emerging policy and legal issues for climate and heritage
    Michael Netter, Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance Director

  • The realities of climate change vulnerability and retrofit
    Morwenna Slade, Head of Historic Building Climate Change Adaptation at Historic England

  • Case Study: Retrofitting Listed Buildings in Bath
    Alex Best, Bath and North East Somerset Council

Please note that the programme is still in draft stage. We reserve the right to update and amend the programme accordingly. We will do our best to keep the event programme current and reactive to any key legislation or guidance changes. 


Please follow the booking links below.

If you wish to complete a group booking for one or more events / people then please contact [email protected] 

RTPI South West are also happy to support RTPI Members and Students who are unemployed or financially precluded from attending local CPD events. Please contact us to discuss opportunities. 


Speakers needed

If you would like to speak at this or other events, please do get in touch.

Sponsorship opportunities

RTPI South West have a range of sponsorship opportunities for a number of events in the year, so please do get in touch to discuss. As well as supporting events which raise the profile of planning, they are a great way of aligning to your organisation values and goals. 

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