The Setting of Heritage Assets

25 October 2012

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM


MADE, 7 Newhall Square, Birmingham B3 1RU


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 are 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 is a chartered town planner with unusually extensive and particular experience.

He is a Director of the Academy of Urbanism and a member of the Executive Committee of the Historic Towns Forum. He is a member of the CABE Planning Advisory Committee and a member of the Urban Design Group.

He is now the Principal of Steven Bee Urban Counsel, a consultancy providing advice, guidance and expert support to those engaged in changing places through development.


Registration from 1.30pm, CPD starts at 2pm


RIBA/CIAT Members - £55 + VAT 
Others - £80 + VAT
RIBA Student Members - £15 + VAT 
CPD Club Members - One place per club ticket


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Alternatively you can contact RIBA West Midlands using the details below.


RIBA West Midlands
0121 233 2321


RIBA West Midlands

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