HTF Events and Seminars

Neighbourhood Planning – how to do it with heritage 13 August, Oxford

There are now around 1,000 Neighbourhood Plans being prepared around the country and heritage is a significant issue for many of them. HTF Chair, Dave Chetwyn, will facilitate a practical workshop to show how to deal with heritage through the Neighbourhood Plan process. Dave is Managing Director of Urban Vision Enterprise, Planning Advisor to Locality, author of the Locality Neighbourhood Planning Roadmap Guide and he has acted as a neighborhood plan independent examiner. 
Dave will be joined by speakers from DCLG and local case studies now putting their plans into practice.
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Historic Built Environment Seminars Oxford 2014 – October 14 – FREE EVENT

The New Towns Agenda – Masterplanning for new towns, garden cities and urban extensions in the historic environment – theory, practice and examples

The Historic Towns Forum, the Association of Small Historic Towns and Villages, and Kellogg College are pleased to announce the inaugural series of Historic Built Environment Seminars. Beginning in 2014, these seminars will address current and contentious topics within the historic built environment, fostering academic dialogue, professional practice, and providing an arena in which the public, private, civic and academic sectors can engage in heated and healthy debate about all aspects of the topic in hand. The seminar series will be accompanied by published proceedings each following year.

The first of these took place on 25 February, and was a full house, and a resounding success, featuring David Lock, of David Lock Associates (and ex- Milton Keynes Development Corporation Chief Planner) on New Towns and Masterplanning. This was followed on June 03 by Elain Harwood from English Heritage, on The building of the English New Towns, and was a riveting and lively canter through the history of the New towns movement.

Seminars begin with wine and nibbles at 7pm, followed by the seminar and discussion at 7.30pm. The event will finish at 9pm. The remaining seminars are as follows:

14 October Peter Larkham, Birmingham City University, on Conserving the post-Second World War reconstruction: a contentious idea

These are free events. Register here or register online
Please do join us!
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Forthcoming Historic Towns Events – October - tbc

We are currently planning a Retail and Tourism in Historic Towns event in Wyre, for October, with support from VisitEngland, English Heritage, Wyre Council and Revive & Thrive. Ask for details here

Annual Conference – November – Chester - tbc

Our Annual Conference this year will be held in Chester in November, and will focus on Growth Issues in Historic Towns. Ask for details here