Planning in the Historic Environment

03 March 2010

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Armada House Conference Centre, Bristol


This seminar will cover the new PPS (in the consultation phase as of August 2009) as well as:

• The definition of 'heritage asset' and how to research historic significance

• What to do to ensure your application for heritage consent is validated quickly

• Energy efficiency and the historic environment – does the planning system have a valid role?

• Re-use of redundant buildings – is the planning system poor at recognising reasonable


• Accessibility in the historic environment – has the planning system struck the right balance?

• The economic situation: how best to argue 'enabling development'.


Philip D Waddy RIBA FRSA,
West Waddy ADP has over 20 years of experience as a Partner or

Principal in private practice. Experienced at steering complex developments through to completion, he

has particular abilities in the role of project management. Philip is a member of the RIBA National

Planning Group and is Chair of RIBA South.

Geoff Huntingford BSc (Hons) MA MRTPI IHBC,
Conservation Planner at West Waddy ADP, has

considerable local authority experience in respect of listed buildings and conservation area work,

including grants, design guidance, character appraisals and enhancements. Geoff advises the

architectural and planning team at West Waddy ADP on conservation and historic building issues.

A local Conservation Officer will also be present and give a public sector view of the issues:

3 March, Bristol: Ian Lund
heads up the conservation team at Bath & NE Somerset Council dealing

with listed building applications, designated conservation areas, archaeology and the historic

environment record. Ian is a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and a member of the National

Council of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation.

14 July, Exeter: Kathy Metcalfe
, Exeter City Council - After studying Building Design and Construction

Management, Kathy completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Architectural Conservation and worked as

the Conservation Assistant at a local council dealing with listed building applications. She moved to

Exeter City Council 7 years ago, where she is involved in major projects, writing development plans for

historic areas, dealing with buildings at risk and writing conservation area appraisals.

At both events, Andrew Crooks of jhai will give a very brief history of building control. He will re-assert

and clarify the requirements of the building regulations emphasising their sympathetic application within

the historic environment.

CPD record:
3 hours of formal CPD

CPD: Construction Skills; Statutory Requirements


Fees (per seminar) – 17.5% VAT applies

RIBA members £55.00 + VAT (£64.63) Students members £27.50 + VAT (£32.31)

Non-members £65.00 + VAT (£76.38) Students non-members £48.75 + VAT (£57.28)


Michelle Taylor
0844 800 2767


RIBA Wessex

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