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SW Tourism and Heritage

Thursday, 28 September 2017 at 8:00PM -
Saturday, 30 September 2017 at 12:00PM
St Pierre Park Hotel, Rohais, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 1FD
RTPI South West

Conference Information
This conference will consider the economic benefits of a variety of heritage assets. In addition the role of tourism planning in economic and spatial planning will be explored.

The conference will commence on the evening of the 28th with a drinks reception hosted by the States of Guernsey. The conference takes place on the Friday with speakers including:  

  • Guernsey Heritage 2025 – Where is the Past heading?
    Dr Jason Monaghan, Guernsey’s Museums Director at the Committee for Education, Sport and Culture

  • Managing Change to Guernsey's Historic/Tourist Buildings
    Alun White, Principal Conservation and Design Officer, States of Guernsey

  • Ecological constraints and opportunities: considering the costs and benefits of wildlife at Heritage sites

    Jim Gillespie, BSG Ecology

  • Social and economic value of the historic environment and the importance of distinctive destinations
    David Stuart, Historic Places Adviser South West

  • UNESCO World Heritage – the implications and achievements of working within a global system - Tony Crouch, City of Bath World Heritage Site Manager

  • Planning for heritage and tourism in Guernsey – the successes, opportunities and challenges. Jim Rowles, Director of Planning, States of Guernsey

  • Tourism Law and a review of the Airbandb model
    Claire Smith, Senior Associate Ogier

  • The Tourism Screening Panel and Planning
    Andrew Emery, Resort Development & Strategic Planning Manager, Bournemouth Borough Council

  • 'Building Britain's Ocean City' an insight into place making.
    Amanda Lumley, Chief Executive at Destination Plymouth and Director of the Tourism Management Institute.

On Saturday 30th morning there will be a variety of walking tours.


A: Starting at Town Church, take in the medieval High Street and Town Centre and then visit the Georgian ‘New Town’. This is the easiest walk and will take about one hour to an hour and a half.

B: Starting at St Peter Port Harbour, visit Les Cotils, Cambridge Park, Victoria Tower, Candie Gardens and Museum, then the High Street, The Arcade and Clifton steps. This is a slightly more strenuous walk and will take about 2 hours.

C: Starting at St Peter Port Harbour/Castle Cornet/Bathing Pools, visit Fort George, Village de Putron, Fermain Bay and return to Town using a scenic route. This walk is fairly strenuous and will take around three hours. There will however be an option for delegates to have lunch at Fermain Bay and to use the public bus service to return to Town.

More information will be available on the Thursday evening.

Venue & Accomodation
The Conference takes place at St Pierre Park Hotel near St Peters Port.  The accommodation is £117  for the singles per night, Bed & Breakfast and for the doubles/twins is £159 per night, B&B.

You need to mention you are attending Royal Town Planning Institute on 28th September 2017 to get the special rate subject to availability.

Please contact the hotel seperately to book and pay:

St Pierre Park Hotel and Golf, Rohais, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 1FD

Tel: 01481 728282

If fully booked, then you will need to find alternative accomdation - there are other hotels and B&Bs close by.


Direct flights from Exeter, Bristol, Cardiff, Southampton, Manchester, Nottingham and London.

According to Skyscanner (11th May) Direct flights from Exeter are currently £87 return, Southampton £60 return and Bristol £120 return.

Ferries run from Poole and Portsmouth.

How to book

  • Individual RTPI member places are at £90
  • Individual RTPI non-member places are at £110
  • Concessions at £41
  • Student places at £31

As VAT is not applicable at the conference, please contact to book your places and an invoice will be raised.

Exhibitor Opportunities
We now welcome exhibitors to showcase their firm, recent developments and to further engage with RTPI Members and professionals in planning. Please contact for further information.


0207 929 8190