The setting of heritage assets

10 July 2012

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM


The RIBA, 66 Portland Place


This seminar will examine implications of policies on setting in the new National Planning Policy Framework and the National Planning Policy Statements. The session will look at guidance recently published by English Heritage, and the heritage values enshrined in their Conservation Principles Policy and Guidance. In Wales where Cadw is the guardian of the heritage environment, this seminar will also consider Cadw's Conservation Principles.

The seminar will explain:

  • how to establish the scope of historic setting in the context of a proposal
  • how to assess and describe the historic significance of historic places within that scope
  • how local and national planning policies may inform that assessment
  • how to use the assessment in the design process
  • how to present your assessment in terms that others will understand, consistently
  • how to address and resolve differences of opinion

The course will be illustrated with appeal decisions influenced by matters of setting, and examples of new development that has successfully accommodated the setting of heritage assets.

Speaker: Steven Bee, Urban Counsel 


RIBA/CIAT Members: £66 (£55 +VAT)
RIBA CPD Club Members: One delegate included per Club Ticket
RIBA Student Members: £18 (£15 +VAT)
Others: £96 (£80 +VAT)


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Contact Emma Livingston-Jones for information or booking.
020 7307 3681


RIBA London

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