Heritage and NPPF: enhancing historic environment in a pro-development world

Organiser: Bev Watson, Royal Town Planning Institute
Location: BDP, Manchester
Phone: 0161 604 7799

This event will explore the impact, if any, of the NPPF on heritage. Policy discussion will focus on the nuances of the NPPF heritage policy and the impact that other policies might be having. Is heritage now at the bottom of the pile in this pro-development and recession impacted era? Case studies will be used locally and nationally to explore this question and understand mechanisms for protecting and enhancing heritage, such as Heritage Partnership Agreements. The wider issue of whether heritage is perceived as a barrier to development will also be explored.

NPPF and Heritage – how did we get here? Eddie Booth, Conservation Studio

NPPF, Growth and the Protection of the Historic Environment: Haydn Morris, Terence O'Rourke Ltd

Local Authority Capacity for the NPPF: Owain Lloyd-James, English Heritage

Case Study, Local Lists: Paul Hartley, Stockport Council

Enabling Development Post NPPF: Mark Challis, Bircham Dyson Bell LLP

Heritage Works – The use of historic buildings in regeneration: John Cooper, Deloitte

Heritage Partnership Agreements: Katie Wray, The Co-operative Group

The Future of the Heritage Protection Regime: Henry Owen-John, English Heritage

Chairman: Kirsten Ryan, Stephen Levrant Heritage Architecture


  • 9.30am Registration & refreshments
  • 10am Welcome and introduction
  • 10.10am NPPF and Heritage – how did we get here? Eddie Booth
  • 10.40am The NPPF, Growth and the Protection of the Historic Environment, Haydn Morris
  • 11am Coffee break
  • 11.30am Local Authority Capacity for the NPPF, Owain Lloyd-James
  • 12 noon Local Lists – a case study, Paul Hartley
  • 12.30pm Discussion Panel
  • 12.45pm Lunch
  • 1.30pm Enabling Development Post NPPF, Mark Challis
  • 2.00pm The Use of Historic Buildings in Regeneration, John Cooper
  • 2.30pm Heritage Partnership Agreements, Katie Wray
  • 3pm The Future of the Heritage Protection Regime, Henry Owen-John
  • 3.30pm Discussion Panel
  • 3.45 pm Close

Booking your place

Please contact at the address below, indicating payment method preferred.

RTPI members – £95 +VAT (£114.00)

Non-RTPI members – £100 +VAT (£120.00)

Retired RTPI members – £47.50 +VAT (£57.00)

Limited subsidised places are available for unwaged members and students on full time RTPI accredited courses – £30.00 +VAT (£36.00)

Cancellations must be received at least 7 days before the event or may be subject to a £20 cancellation fee. No refund will be given for non-attendance but substitutions are acceptable at any time.

  • Ring Bev Watson on 0161 604 7799
  • Email
  • Or post it to: Bev Watson, RTPI NW Regional Co-ordinator, 2nd Floor, Emerson House, Albert St, Eccles, Salford, M30 0TE