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RSAW Planning and the Historic Environment CPD North Wales
Talks and lectures

Wales Future Practice Programme 2017: Planning and the Historic Environment - North Wales

​A CPD session in the form of an update on the impact of the Historic Environment (Wales) Act and the use of Heritage Impact Assessments. While aimed primarily at architects, the session is open to all disciplines and we particularly welcome planning colleagues to join us.

This half-day seminar will attempt to answer the question ‘What do we mean by historic context?’ in relation to the planning process.

It will cover the background legislation surrounding changes within historic context, and also discuss how the system for assessing heritage impact is different in Wales, with reference to the new Act. The seminar will also cover best practice in terms of minimising heritage impact with reference to several case studies.

To attend the seminar, download the booking form below.

Course programme:

2pm - Welcome and registration

2.15pm - Session 1: Background and scene-setting

What do we mean by the historic context in relation to the planning process and why does it matter?

A review of the background legislation, especially the Historic Environment (Wales) Act; and a breakdown of what the ’historic context’ can include and how do we describe it.

3pm - Refreshment Break

3.15pm - Session 2: Heritage Impact Assessments

What are Heritage Impact Assessments and how has the system changed in Wales in relation to the new Act?

When are HIAs required and how are they used to inform planning decisions? A review of guidance documents and best practice.

4.15pm - Q&A session and discussion

4.30pm - Close

Speaker: Edward Holland, Holland Heritage - Edward has over 25 years’ experience of heritage work in central and local government, and in major heritage conservation charities.

RIBA core curriculum key topics: Compliance and Context


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