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Heritage Significance in Place Shaping

Wednesday, 24 October 2018 at 5:45PM - 7:30PM
Room UG05, The Learning Centre, R28, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2FG, UK
RTPI West Midlands

The historic environment is a defining aspect of many places. Many heritage assets have statutory protection and all have a material weight in decision-making.

Recognising what makes heritage assets significant is key to planning sustainably, both in avoiding conflict and pitfalls and ensuring opportunities are taken advantage of. Management of the historic environment is increasingly aligning with development agendas, recognising that change brings new opportunities to promote the role of heritage assets in place-shaping; improving economic vitality, health and wellbeing, amongst other agenda.

Those attending this workshop will receive an introduction and overview to the principles and practices of planning for the historic environment and guidance on identifying, understanding and articulating heritage significance within the planning process.

The workshop will be delivered by Adam Partington and Jack Hanson of Locus Consulting, a heritage & planning consultancy working across the United Kingdom that has recently opened a new office in Birmingham. Locus champion heritage-led regeneration through constructive conservation, and have a portfolio of projects ranging from individual development sites, to large urban extensions, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Locus provide strategic planning and heritage advice to developers and local authorities, and won the national 2016 RTPI Award for Excellence in Planning for Heritage for the Nottingham's Heritage Strategy.