Law and the Historic Environment
Anybody conducting or planning investigations of the historic environment will be confronted by a wide range of issues that may have legal consequences. This course provides an introduction for all who need to gain a broad understanding of the main legislative, regulatory and policy regimes for the historic environment, the ways in which those regimes are being applied at present, and the implications in practice for those working in the area.
The course is designed for those responsible for the supervision and conduct of historic environment investigations, whether in the professional or voluntary sectors. This will include those holding, or working towards, supervisory or higher levels of responsibility within professional practices, as well as those in curatorial or consultancy roles.
The course will cover the law of England and Wales only. Health and Safety will not be covered in this course.
WEDNESDAY 6 MARCH 2019
09.00 Registration and coffee
09.30 Welcome and Introduction
09.45 Law and the Historic Environment: introduction & overview
10.00 What the law protects
- Listed buildings/the extent of listing
- Scheduled monuments
- Conservation areas
- World Heritage Sites
- Non-designated assets
11.30 Development control and the Historic Environment
- Planning applications
o The National Planning Policy Framework
o Environmental Impact Assessment
o Planning Conditions/Section 106 Agreements
o Development affecting heritage assets/setting
o Demolition in conservation areas
- Listed building consent
- Scheduled monument consent NH
14.00 Archaeological Investigations: Things to be aware of (1)
- Protected species and habitats
- Landscape designation (AONBs/SSSIs etc)
14.30 Archaeological Investigations: Things to be aware of (2)
- Human remains
15.00 Practical exercise
16.00 Feedback from practical exercise
16.15 General discussion and questions
16.45 Course ends
Accommodation is not included in the price, but depending on availability it may be possible to stay at Rewley House before the course. Please contact our Residential Centre on +44 (0) 1865 270362 or email email@example.com for details of availability and prices.
Accommodation in Rewley House - 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): £216.50
Hot Lunch: £14.00
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nigel Hewitson, Consultant at Gowling WLG. Nigel Hewitson was Legal Director of English Heritage from 2001-2006 and is joint author of ‘Mynors and Hewitson’ (Listed Buildings and Other Heritage Assets, Sweet and Maxwell (5th edn), 2017), the standard reference work for lawyers, planners and all others working in this area on the law concerning the protection of listed buildings and other heritage assets in the UK.
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