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Planning for the past: sustainable approaches to archaeology and heritage

Wednesday, 20 May 2020 at 10:00AM - 4:00PM
University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA
RTPI South West

This event, in conjunction with CIFA, will provide an update on recent policy and practice relating to archaeology and the historic environment. The day will focus on three areas relating to the historic environment. In the first session, we will have a presentation refreshing us all on how archaeology fits into the planning process and a second presentation of interesting archaeology-based case studies that highlight the benefits of collaboration. Climate change is a key issue for planning and how it can be addressed in the historic environment will be explored through case studies of managing energy efficiency retrofitting in historic buildings and how flood risk and coastal change affects heritage preservation.  The afternoon will focus on cultural heritage and its challenges and opportunities in the planning process, including reflections on Plymouth’s museum extension project (The Box) which is opening in 2020 as part of the Mayflower commemorations.

Speakers and topics include:

Current issues in Archaeology: How does archaeology fit into the planning process and what does it all mean?
Peter Hinton BA, MA, MCIfA
Senior Archaeologist for the Cornwall Archaeological Unit at Cornwall Council

Archaeology & Climage Change case study
Speaker TBC from CIfA

Energy efficiency in listed buildings
Speaker TBC

Assessing risks to heritage/ archaeology from sea level rise and coastal change in Cornwall
Peter Dudley BA, MA, MCIfA, Senior Archaeologist at Cornwall Archaeology Unit and Peter Herring, Policy and Partnerships Lead, Strategic Historic Environment, Cornwall Council

The ‘Box’ as heritage regeneration: strategies and challenges
Peter Brookes, CEO, The Box

Delegates pick from option A or option B

Option A: Walking Tour (limited numbers)

Mayflower 400 tour to include The Box and Barbican Trail and also taking in The Elizabethan House, Mayflower Steps and public realm improvements.
This tour is approximately 1.5 hours.
Hannah Pooley, Engagement Officer at Destination Plymouth    

Option B: Discussion session and tour of The Box
This will be in two parts. First delegates will engage in a discussion on managing heritage in the design process with Simon Hickman, Principal Inspector of Historic Buildings and Areas at Historic England, Matt Coombe, Urban Designer at Plymouth City Council and TBC, Architect

Delegates will then proceed over to The Box for a self-guided tour

Supported by

CIf A Logo Cmyk

We are delighted that this professional body supports the programme and are marketing the event to their members. We hope this event has a cross sector/professional audience to widen the discussions on the day.

Delegate fees and how to book
We are pleased to offer early bird rates with 15% off all delegate fees until 28 February.

To take advantage of this offer please book online and pay with a credit/debit card by following the online booking prompts below.

Those purchasing tickets in excess of £500 plus vat may request an invoice. Please get in touch to request this.

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


Book Here

RTPI Member early bird £82.60 + VAT: £16.52
Non Member early bird £104.35 + VAT: £20.87
Retired RTPI Member early bird £35.65 + VAT: £7.13
Student Member early bird £26.96 + VAT: £5.39
CIFA Member early bird £82.60 + VAT: £16.52