The NPPF Decoded: Plan Making
- Who should attend?
- Why should you join this course?
- Course Outline
- Meet the tutors
- Course venues and booking
Who should attend?
Anyone engaged in writing or reviewing a Local Plan - especially Local Authority and Policy Planners.
Why should you join this course?
This course will provide an opportunity to hear from sector experts from the Planning Inspectorate and Historic England on good practice in drafting heritage policies and site allocations in Local Plans, and how to address common problems. It will give delegates the chance to receive advice on specific queries, along with putting the expert advice in to practice through worked case study examples.
At the end of this course delegates should:
- Understand where common problems occur in heritage specific policies
- Learn what evidence is needed to draft sound policies
- Appreciate how such evidence is best linked to policy
- Take the opportunity to bring technical queries to Historic England and sector experts
- Practice writing a site specific policy for an allocation affecting an heritage asset/s
- Read: Historic Environment Good Practice Advice in Planning, Note 1 - The Historic Environment in Local Plans
- Submit any site specific/policy specific queries to Historic England in advance of your course via helmbookings@HistoricEngland.org.uk stating the date and location of your course in the subject line.
10:15 Heritage Policy in Local Plans - A view from the Planning Inspector
11:00 Historic England overview and NPPF requirements
11:45 Gathering and applying evidence
12:15 Developing a positive strategy for conservation and enjoyment of the historic environment
13:30 Technical queries - open discussion
14:00 Policy Detail - including Development Management policies
14:45 Case Study exercise
15:45 Wrap-up and final Question and Answer
Meet the course tutors
Course lead Victoria Thomson has over twenty years’ experience in planning policy and conservation work, primarily in local government, but including stints in central government and academia. She is currently the Head of Planning Advice and Reform at Historic England. She is a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and of the Institute for Historic Building Conservation.
Victoria will be joined by specialist speakers from Historic England Legal, Government Advice and Regional Planning Advisers and the Planning Inspectorate (to be confirmed).
Course venues and booking
01/11/2018 National Justice Museum, Nottingham
08/11/2018 Central London, venue tbc
06/12/2018 The Storey, Lancaster
17/01/2019 Armada House, Bristol
07/02/2019 The Maltings, Ely
Booking details for the following location will be released later:
28/03/2019 Yorkshire Region
Also of interest...
See our advice on drawing up Local Plans that make provision for historic buildings and sites in their area.