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Engaging businesses and communities with the tourism economy in historic towns – How to work with BIDs, Neighbourhood Plans, and the USP of your area.

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About

The Historic Towns Forum has long seen the value in working with retail, tourism bodies councils, private companies and local communities in order to help practitioners within historic towns make the right connections to develop, promote, and understand what works within their town centres.

Working with several proactive and innovative bodies from within the sector, this July 31 and August 01 we are offering an event in conjunction with the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce, the Town Council, Visit Herefordshire, Herefordshire College of Technology and new HTF partners ASHTAV. The event will focus on how to engage businesses and communities with the tourism economy, how to set up BIDs, make the most of neighbourhood planning, and importantly, how to work within current legislation using best practice and knowledge sharing case studies.

31 July

Reception at the Herefordshire College of Technology

19.00Buffet and wine reception 
19.30Welcome from The Mayor tbc 
19.50Welcome from Director, HTF 
20.00Reception continues with entertainment TBC 
21.00Finish 


1 August

Programme at the Town Hall Assembly Rooms

09.00Registration/coffee 
09.30Welcome and IntroductionNoël James, HTF Director
09.35Welcome to Hereford – a forward thinking historic cityMike Ashton, Chief Executive, Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce
  
 Session 1: BIDs and tourism economy
10.00How to engage communities with the tourism offer – the national perspective Jason Freezer, Head of Destination Management, VisitEngland
10.30Cambridge’s approach to Tourism and recently approved Business Improvement District Emma Thornton, Head of Tourism and City Centre Management -The Tourist Information Centre Peas Hill Cambridge
10.50Keynote: Lead Councillortbc
11.20Q and A 
11.40Tea/coffee/Networking 
12.00BIDs panel with AMT, ATCM, Visit Hereford, others above and Chamber of Commerce – debate and discussion session 
12.30Q&A from the floor 
12.50Lunch/Networking 
  
 Session 2: Community engagement – ways forward
13.30The practicalities of grassroots Neighbourhood Planning and Community Engagement – real case studiesJohn Romanski, Senior Neighbourhood Planning Advisor, Planning Aid England, Royal Town Planning Institute
13.55Keynote, Neighbourhood Planning 18 months on: the Government / Community interfaceCharlotte Dring, Direct Engagement, Decentralisation & Neighbourhood Planning Team, DCLG
14.20Community Engagement and Neighbourhood Planning discussion panel with above speakers, councillors and other expert speakers inc Neighbourhood planning case study groups from other areas. Q&A from floor 
15.00Tea/Coffee/Networking 
  
 Session 3: Engaging with the physical space
15.30Infrastructure and Public Realm of Hereford – a different look at planning within an historic cityBarrie Sheldon - West Merica Deputy Police Crime Commissioner and
Paul Daykin - Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design specialist TKNC
16.00Guided tour of historic Hereford 
17.00ends 
   

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£65 - businesses, students, community groups
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Community Engagement – it’s real, it’s now and it’s happening. Sharing good practice from within our cities, towns and Neighbourhood Areas.

in partnership with:

supported by:


About:

Community Engagement and Neighbourhood Planning are happening. Despite cynicism around the effectiveness and dissemination of, as well as egagement with,  the Localism Act, communities are doing just that - engaging effectively and siezing the opportunities that Government has handed to them. Just over 18 months on from the passing of the Act we examine in detail those proactive communities who are leading by example, and take a look at some of the first neighbourhood plans, as well as at some community groups' particular brand of 'muscular Localism'. Come along and learn what is being done, how to do it, and meet those groups who are leading the way. The opportunities are there. Take them while you can!

Who should attend?

Local Authority elected members and officers from all disciplines; community leaders and representatives of community groups, civic and amenity societies; professionals concerned with all aspects of planning, conservation, tourism, traffic management, urban design and economic development.


Sunday 19 May

Reception:

Museum of St Albans,Hatfield Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3RR

19.00Buffet and wine reception 
19.30Welcome from The Mayor, the Right Worshipful the Mayor of the City and District of St Albans, Councillor Eileen Harris. 
19.50Reception continues including view of current exhibitions 
21.00Finish 

Monday 20 May

Venue:

The Town Hall, Market Place, St Peters Street, St Albans, AL3 5DJ

Programme:

09.00Registration/coffee 
09.30Welcome and IntroductionNoël James, HTF Director
09.35Welcome to St Albans – a forward thinking historic cityJames Blake, Chief Executive Officer, St Albans City and District Council, with Cllr Beric Reid, Portfolio Holder for Community Engagement and Localism
10.00The practicalities of grassroots Neighbourhood Planning and Community Engagement – real case studiesDave Chetwyn, Managing Director, Urban Vision Enterprise / Chair, Historic Towns Forum /Planning Advisor, Locality
10.30Look! St Albans – Community Engagement Case StudyVanessa Gregory, Community project manager for Look! St Albans / Member Historic Towns Forum, with Angela Koch, Director, ImaginePlaces, on behalf of the Prince's Foundation
10.50Rounding our Community Engagement and Neighbourhood Planning – bottom up – what does it actually mean for you?Steve Graham, Director, Civic Voice tbc
11.20Q and A 
11.40Tea/coffee 
12.00How to engage communities with the tourism offer – the national perspectiveJason Freezer, Head of Destination Management, VisitEngland
12.20Presentation on St Albans Visitor StrategyCharles Baker, Tourism & Cultural Hub Manager, St Albans City & District Council
12.40St Albans Museums Community Engagement ProgrammeKate Warren, Museums Manager, St Albans Museums, St Albans City and District Council
13.00Cambridge’s approach to Tourism and recently approved Business Improvement DistrictEmma Thornton, Head of Tourism and City Centre Management The Tourist Information Centre Peas Hill Cambridge
13.20Q and A 
13.40Lunch 
15.00Keynote, Neighbourhood Planning 18 months on: the Government / Community interfaceTom Walker, Deputy Director, Decentralisation & Neighbourhood Planning Team, DCLG, tbc
15.30Infrastructure and Public Realm of St Albans – planning within an historic citySimon Rowberry, Interim Head of Planning & Building Control, St Albans City & District Council
16.00Blue badge guided tour of historic St Albans 
17.00ends 

Accommodation: if you would like to access accommodation deals please contact Charles Baker, Tourism & Cultural Hub Manager, St Albans City & District Council, Tel: 01727 819275 Email: c.baker@stalbans.gov.uk

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If you are a student and wish to attend, please contact us on the above number.

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£129
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Planning Legislation update – The NPPF, Neighbourhood Planning, Taylor Review, and the Red Tape Challenge. Where are we, exactly?

in partnership with:

supported by:

 

About the seminar

18 months after from the Localism Act and one year on from the National Planning Policy Framework the Historic Towns Forum invites you to join our panel of experts to find out exactly where we are now in relation to planning, historic towns, and law.

In addition to learning the lessons from a year of practical neighbourhood planning, we look at the Red Tape Challenge, the Taylor Review and where we stand in relation to historic planning and government guidance.

With speakers from Bircham Dyson Bell, the Department for Communities and Local Government, Locality, English Heritage, the Historic Towns Forum, Planning Consultants CgMs, and with prices from as low as £50, can you afford not to join us?

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Venue:

Bircham Dyson Bell, 50 Broadway, London SW1H 0BL

Who should attend?

Local Authority elected members and officers from all disciplines; community leaders and representatives of community groups, civic and amenity societies; professionals concerned with all aspects of planning, conservation, tourism, traffic management, urban design and economic development.

Programme:

13.00Registration/lunch 
13.45Welcome and IntroductionNoël James, HTF Director
13.50Changes and updates to Planning LawMark Challis, Partner, Bircham Dyson Bell
14.20The NPPF and the Taylor Review – Government Planning Practice Guide and Heritage GuidanceRichard Morrice, Senior Heritage Protection Reform Advisor, English Heritage
14.50Government overviewGareth Bradford, Policy Lead, Neighbourhood Planning, Department for Communities & Local Government tbc
15.20Q&A 
15.50Tea/coffee 
16.10Neighbourhood Planning – lessons learnedDave Chetwyn, Chair, Historic Towns Forum/Locality Facilitator
16.40The applicant’s perspective – are  the Government changes to the English planning  system and heritage guidance going to help developers and investors deliver new homes and jobs?Mike Straw, Director Planning, CgMs Consulting with Laurie Handcock, Senior Historic Building’s consultant, CgMs Consulting
17.10Q&A 
17.30Plenary 
17.45Drinks reception 
18.30Finish 

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Rebooting historic centres: public/private engagement and post recession success - 9 November

Session One: Context, Policy and Planning

Is planning really a block to large-scale development? (812KB)
Steven Bee, Principal, Steven Bee Urban Counsel

Recent developments in Government Planning Law and Heritage (177KB)
Mark Challis, Partner, Bircham Dyson Bell

Government agency planning position post Localism, Portas, and the NPPF (381KB)
Steve Carr, Head of Economic Development, Homes & Community Agency

Session Two - Recent Case Studies and the Heritage Context

Regeneration on a European scale - redeveloping Kings Cross St Pancras – pitfalls and progress
Robert Evans, Director, Argent

Retail development then and now – engaging with the past while planning for the future, Canterbury and Exeter (4.70MB)
Nick Davis, Development Director, Land Securities

Compulsory Purchase Orders, the NPPF and Silver Hill (4.52MB)
Martin Perry, Director of Retail Development, Henderson Global Investors

Session Three – London/Kings Cross/St Pancras – background and study tour

Keynote: Planning for public and private commercial success - how do you do this in a recession? (579KB)
Stuart Robinson, Executive Director, CBRE

Managing change and the role of the design team in historic towns (1.40MB)
Iain Rhind, Director, Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners

Rebooting historic centres - 9 November 2012

Session 1: The National Planning Policy Framework: policy and practice

The NPPF, the National Heritage Protection Plan, and where is PPS5? (858KB)
Charles Wagner, Head of Planning and Urban Advice, English Heritage

Preparing the NPPF Historic Environment Practice Guide (415KB)
Brian Human, Consultant, BRH Associates and HTF Executive Committee Member

The NPPF, growth and the protection of the historic environment (248KB)
Haydn Morris, Director, Terence O’Rourke Ltd

Session 2: Cathedral City case studies and how they relate to other historic towns and cities

Cathedral Cities: a special case? (4.77MB)
The Very Reverend Nicholas Frayling, Dean, Chichester Cathedral

Winchester: the Local Authority perspective (1.7MB)
Steve Tilbury, Corporate Director (Operations), Winchester City Council

Winchester and its setting: should it curb growth? (1.51MB)
Richard Baker, Retired Architect, City of Winchester Trust

Salisbury: the Maltings redevelopment project (6.2MB)
Richard Deane, Vice Chairman, Salisbury Civic Society

 

The National Planning Policy Framework - 20 June 2012

Session 1: The National Planning Policy Framework: policy and practice

The NPPF, the National Heritage Protection Plan, and where is PPS5? (858KB)
Charles Wagner, Head of Planning and Urban Advice, English Heritage

Preparing the NPPF Historic Environment Practice Guide (415KB)
Brian Human, Consultant, BRH Associates and HTF Executive Committee Member

The NPPF, growth and the protection of the historic environment (248KB)
Haydn Morris, Director, Terence O’Rourke Ltd

Session 2: Cathedral City case studies and how they relate to other historic towns and cities

Cathedral Cities: a special case? (4.77MB)
The Very Reverend Nicholas Frayling, Dean, Chichester Cathedral

Winchester: the Local Authority perspective (1.7MB)
Steve Tilbury, Corporate Director (Operations), Winchester City Council

Winchester and its setting: should it curb growth? (1.51MB)
Richard Baker, Retired Architect, City of Winchester Trust

Salisbury: the Maltings redevelopment project (6.2MB)
Richard Deane, Vice Chairman, Salisbury Civic Society

 

Community Asset Transfer - 31 May 2012

Speakers' Presentations:


Why Transfer? (254KB)
Dave Chetwyn, Managing Director, Urban Vision Enterprise CIC, and Vice Chair, Historic Towns Forum

Community Asset Transfer and the Localism Act - what this means for you (224KB)
Mark Challis, Partner, Bircham Dyson Bell

Asset Transfer Guidance (574KB)
Karen Mellanby, Director of Programmes, Asset Transfer Unit

The Local Authority experience – theory and practice (660KB)
Julian Read, Regeneration Manager, Stoke-on-Trent City Council

How to become a Buildings Preservation Trust and facilitate the Asset Transfer process (1MB)
James Moir, Director, Association of Preservation Trusts

Prince's Regeneration Trust (533KB)
Ros Kerslake, Chief Executive, The Prince's Regeneration Trust

The Churches Conservation Trust (2MB)
Neil Rushton, Conservation Project Manager and Isabel Assaly, Regeneration Officer

Oxford Preservation Trust (948KB)
Debbie Dance, Director and HTF Chair

The National Policy Planning Framework: planning for growth in our historic towns and cities - implications, instigation and information

Salisbury
20 June 2012

 

Supported by:

About the seminar

This one day seminar will look in detail at the implications of the recent National Planning Poilcy Framwork for our historic towns and cities, and how they will be affected by growth, the change in planning law, and accompanying legislation.

Venue:

The Lecture Hall, Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum, The Kings House, 65 The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2EN

Who should attend?

All interested in the NPPF: Local Authority elected members and officers from all disciplines; community leaders and representatives of community groups, civic and amenity societies; professionals concerned with all aspects of planning, conservation, tourism, traffic management, urban design and economic development.

Programme:

10.00 Registration/coffee  
10.25 Welcome and Introduction Noël James, Director, Historic Towns Forum

Session 1: The National Planning Policy Framework: policy and practice
10.30 Government focus and direction tbc CLG/LGA
11.00 The NPPF, the National Heritage Protection Framework, and where is PPS5? tbc English Heritage
11.30 The NPPF, growth and the protection of the historic environment Haydn Morris, Director, Terence O'Rourke Ltd
12.00 Q & A  
12.30 Lunch and networking  

Session 2: Cathedral City case studies and how they relate to other historic towns and cities
13.30 Cathedral Cities: a special case? The Very Reverend Nicholas Frayling, Dean, Chichester Cathedral
14.00 Winchester: the Local Authority perspective Steve Tilbury, Corporate Director (Operations), Winchester City Council
14.30 Winchester and its setting: should it curb growth? Richard Baker, Retired Architect/Planner, and City of Winchester Trust
15.00 Salisbury: the Maltings redevelopment project Richard Deane, Vice Chairman, Salisbury Civic Society
15.30 Q & A  
16.00 Plenary and future action  
16.30 Tea/Coffee and networking  
17.00 Ends  


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Alternatively, if you would prefer to book over the phone, please call 0117 975 0459, 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday.  Methods of payment for telephone bookings - cheque or bacs only.

  HTF Members Non Members
Delegate 1 £109 Early bird fees available until 11 June
£129 Early bird fees available until 11 June
Back to non-Members' page
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£89 Early bird fees available until 11 June
 
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Community Asset Transfer

London
31 May 2012

Supported by:

About the seminar

HTF in conjunction with Bircham Dyson Bell will be hosting a one day seminar looking at the practicalities for community groups, Preservation Trusts, and other interested parties in light of the right to bid element of the Localism Act and how this will affect those organisations interested in acquiring historic buildings for their local communities from Local Authorities.

Topics covered will include the Localism Act, community right to buy, the process, partnership funding, care, new uses for your building, and how to make it a sustainable project. Speakers will include lawyers from Bircham Dyson Bell, funders, neighbourhood planning experts and case study examples.

Venue:

Bircham Dyson Bell, 50 Broadway, London SW1H 0BL

Who should attend?

Local Authority elected members and officers from all disciplines; community leaders and representatives of community groups, civic and amenity societies; professionals concerned with all aspects of planning, conservation, tourism, traffic management, urban design and economic development.

Programme:

10.30 Registration/coffee  
10.55 Welcome and Introduction Noël James, HTF Director

Session 1: Community Asset Transfer – what is it and how do you? Policy, practice and guidance
11.00 Why Transfer? Dave Chetwyn, Managing Director, Urban Vision Enterprise CIC, and Vice Chair, Historic Towns Forum
11.15 Community Asset Transfer and the Localism Act - what this means for you Mark Challis, Partner, Bircham Dyson Bell
11.35 Asset Transfer Guidance Annemarie Naylor, Head of Assets, Asset Transfer Unit
12.00 The Local Authority experience – theory and practice tbc
12.25 How to become a Buildings Preservation Trust and facilitate the Asset Transfer process James Moir, Director, Association of Preservation Trusts
13.00 Q&A  
13.30 Lunch and networking  

Session 2: Three different Community Asset examples – good practice and useful lessons
14.30 Prince's Regeneration Trust Ros Kerslake, Chief Executive
14.45 The Churches Conservation Trust Neil Rushton, Conservation Project Manager and Isabel Assaly, Regeneration Officer
15.00 Oxford Preservation Trust Debbie Dance, Director and HTF Chair
15.15 Q & A  
15.45 Tea/Coffee  

Session 3: Workshops – bring your own project ideas for discussion and planning
16.00 Break into groups for workshop discussion and planning – groups led by key speakers
17.00 Summing up and moving forward Dave Chetwyn, Managing Director, Urban Vision Enterprise CIC, and Vice Chair, Historic Towns Forum
17.30 Final Q&A  
17.45 Ends  


BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE
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Alternatively, if you would prefer to book over the phone, please call 0117 975 0459, 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday.  Methods of payment for telephone bookings - cheque or bacs only.

Payment must be received before the event. The only exceptions are Local Authorities, County Councils and Universities who provide a purchase order number.

  HTF Members Non Members
Delegate 1 £119
 
£139
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£99
 
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Retail, the high street review and the revivification of historic cores - 23 March 2012

Speakers' Presentations:


Government focus and direction (104KB)
Philip Cox, Director, Regeneration and European Programmes, Communities and Local Government

The BIS and LEP perspective (no PowerPoint presentation available)
Davina Tanner, General Manager, Chapelfield Shopping Centre, Norwich; New Anglia LEP

The Portas Review, the 10 point manifesto, and what happens next? (127KB)
Ojay Mcdonald, Research and Policy Manager, ATCM

Retail trends and the review (1.04MB)
Matt Corrigan, Chief Executive, Lincoln BIG

Destination Management, historic cores and the tourism perspective (335KB)
Jason Freezer, Destinations Manager, VisitEngland

The English Heritage perspective (129KB)
Tim Brennan, English Heritage

An introduction to the planning perspective (428KB)
Mike Straw, Director, CgMs

Does retail design have a place in an historic setting? (749KB)
Judith Kelly, Project Manager – Retail Delivery, Land Securities
Sara O'Rorke, Founder, CORD Ltd

The private/public development relationship (257KB)
Tony Wyatt, Director, +Plus Urban Design Ltd

The parking perspective: Park it! - Sensibly and with Sensitivity' (394KB)
Kelvin Reynolds, Director of Operations and technical Services, British Parking Association

Keynote speech - Alternative high street (173KB)
LGA publication: Alternative high street - rethinking the towncentre challenge (835KB)
Councillor Mike Haines, Vice-Chair, Local Government Association, Economy and Transport Board

Retail publication update (1.34MB)
Peter Bishop, Director, Allies and Morrison Urban Practitioners