Assessing Heritage Significance, Court Room, Thursday, 19. September 2019

Assessing Heritage Significance
Understanding the value and potential of heritage assets in planning

Free CPD course as part of the Historic England ‘Essentials’ training programme.

The concept of ‘heritage significance’ is the foundation for heritage-led regeneration and the sustainable development of the historic environment. This hands-on course introduces a key method for assessing the value of heritage assets and highlights the issues and opportunities that historic significance presents to planners and heritage professionals. The course provides an overview of relevant legislation and policy, and highlights good practice through a series of case studies. 

Courses are for local authority planning officers and early career postgraduate heritage professionals working in the public sector only.
Essentials courses are not open to individuals working in the private sector.
Skills introduced are essential for development managers, strategic planners, heritage managers and those looking to establish a grounding in planning for the historic environment.

When booking onto this course, please ensure you use your professional email address.

Course Programme (subject to amendment):
09:30 - Registration and refreshments
10:00 - Welcome and introduction
10:10 - Historic Significance: what is it and why do we need it?
Introduction to the legislative and policy framework that underpins significance in the planning process
10:45 - The Heritage Values: Identifying and articulating significance
A framework for identifying and articulating significance in planning with heritage assets
11:15 - Refreshment Break
With opportunities for networking and discussion with heritage experts
11:25 - An asset led approach to Value and Significance
Investigating the value and significance of heritage assets typically encountered in development management
12:00 - Exercise : Assigning Value and Signficance
Practical exercise using the ‘Heritage Values’ as a way of expressing historic significance
12:25 - Site Practical
Investigating heritage values and historic significance in the local area
13:15 - Lunch
With opportunities for networking and discussion with heritage experts
14:00 - Workshop : The Heritage Values in Practice
Discussion-based workshop using the results of the site practical
14:40 - Assessing Significance in Planning Practice
Proportionate assessment of historic significance in development management, including key advice, policy and planning documents
15:10 - Break
15.20 - Workshop : The Heritage Values in Practice
Exploring how assessment of significance should manifest itself within submissions for planning consent
15:50 - Working with Values
Case study led presentation demonstrating the potential of historic significance in sustainable development
16:15 - Summary and discussion
16:30 - Close


Terms and Conditions
Booking is essential for all courses as places are limited. 
Please note, these training events are provided free of charge by Historic England, and places are at a premium. You can send a replacement or notify us by e mail if you book and then can’t attend. Non-attendance will incur a fee of £150 unless you contact us at least 5 days in advance.
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Thursday, 19. September 2019, Court Room, Assessing Heritage Significance

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