Heritage Values and the Assessment of Significance
Significance is now a core concept within our planning process. Its assessment is a key part of management and of development within the historic environment. This course will introduce the process, show you what is involved in preparing assessments of significance, teach you how to read and judge such assessments, and explore the ways in which they can be used. At the end, you should be convinced about the value of significance as a planning and management tool!
Wednesday 25 September 2019
9.15am Registration and coffee/tea
10.10am Definitions and Overarching Concepts
10.25am Does Heritage Matter?
11.15am Coffee/tea break
11.35am Does Heritage Matter? (continued)
11.50am Assessments of significance - why, what and how?
12.30pm Class exercise - establishing the scope of an assessment of significance
2.00pm Group working on case study - developing an assessment of significance
3.30pm Coffee/tea break
3.50pm Group working on case study - developing an assessment of significance continuation
4.45pm Public engagement issues relating to heritage assessments
5.30pm Discussion of issues from the first day
Thursday 26 September 2019
9.00am Review of groups' assessments
9.30am Group exercise - critique of some heritage statement examples
11.00am Coffee/tea break
11.20am Resume of what has been learned
11.30am Key issues to be considered in preparing assessments of significance
12.40am Settings and views
2.00pm Group working on a case study involving the setting of a designated asset and key views
3.15pm Coffee/tea break
3.45pm Group working - using the assessment to develop principles to guide and manage change within the historic environment
5.00pm Exercise and discussion on substantial harm
Friday 27 September 2019
8.30am Depart Rewley House for site visit to Bletchley Park
1.45pm Structured discussion on issues arising from site visit
2.45pm Coffee/tea break
3.10pm Impact assessments
4.30pm Discussion of outstanding issues from course
4.45pm Course disperses
Accommodation for this three-day course is at Rewley House for Wednesday and Thursday nights only.
Depending on availability it may also be possible to extend your stay, please enquire at the time of booking for availability and prices.
All bedrooms are modern, comfortably furnished and each room has tea and coffee making facilities, Freeview television, and Free WiFi and private bath or shower rooms.
Tuition (includes coffee/tea): £460.00
Baguettes - Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: £14.70
Dinner on Wednesday & Thursday Evening: £40.00
Hot Lunches - Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: £42.00
Single B&B Wednesday & Thursday Nights: £158.40
Payment of fees must be made in full at the time of booking. Please note that businesses and organisations can be invoiced on provision of a Purchase Order and completed application form. These can be emailed to the CWHE Programme Administrator, email: email@example.com
Stephen Bond runs heritage consultancy Heritage Places, providing advice relating to the historic environment and its conservation for national and local government, public sector funding bodies, property management, development and institutional clients, charitable trusts, and other professional advisors. He is joint author of Managing Built Heritage – the role of cultural values and significance, the second edition of which was published by Wiley‐Blackwell in 2016.
Director of the programme in Conservation of the Historic Environment, Reading University.
Henry Russell is a member of the Church of England’s Buildings Council and Chair of Gloucester Diocesan Advisory Committee.
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Closing date for booking is Friday 13 September 2019.