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Assessing Heritage Significance

Assessing Heritage Significance

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Chester Town Hall

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Assessing Heritage Significance

Understanding the value and potential of heritage assets in planning


Free CPD course as part of the Historic England ‘Essentials’ training programme.


The concept of ‘heritage significance’ is the foundation for heritage-led regeneration and the sustainable development of the historic environment. This hands-on course introduces a key method for assessing the value of heritage assets and highlights the issues and opportunities that historic significance presents to planners and heritage professionals. The course provides an overview of relevant legislation and policy, and highlights good practice through a series of case studies.


The course is aimed at local authority planning officers and postgraduate heritage professionals currently working in the sector. Skills introduced are essential for development managers, strategic planners, heritage managers and those looking to establish a grounding in planning for the historic environment.

When booking onto this course, please ensure you use your professional email address.


Course Programme (subject to amendment):

09:30 - Registration and refreshments

10:00 - Welcome and introduction

10:10 - Historic Significance: what is it and why do we need it?

Introduction to the legislative and policy framework that underpins significance in the planning process

10:45 - The Heritage Values: Identifying and articulating significance

A framework for identifying and articulating significance in planning with heritage assets

11:15 - Refreshment Break

With opportunities for networking and discussion with heritage experts

11:25 - An asset led approach to Value and Significance

Investigating the value and significance of heritage assets typically encountered in development management

12:00 - Exercise : Assigning Value and Signficance

Practical exercise using the ‘Heritage Values’ as a way of expressing historic significance

12:25 - Site Practical

Investigating heritage values and historic significance in the local area

13:15 - Lunch

With opportunities for networking and discussion with heritage experts

14:00 - Workshop : The Heritage Values in Practice

Discussion-based workshop using the results of the site practical

14:40 - Assessing Significance in Planning Practice

Proportionate assessment of historic significance in development management, including key advice, policy and planning documents

15:10 - Break

15.20 - Workshop : The Heritage Values in Practice

Exploring how assessment of significance should manifest itself within submissions for planning consent

15:50 - Working with Values

Case study led presentation demonstrating the potential of historic significance in sustainable development

16:15 - Summary and discussion

16:15 - Close


Terms and Conditions

Booking is essential for all courses as places are limited.

Please note, these training events are provided free of charge by Historic England, and places are at a premium. You can send a replacement or notify us by e mail if you book and then can’t attend. Non-attendance will incur a fee of £150 unless you contact us at least 5 days in advance.

Please also be aware photography or filming may take place at events for promotional use.

We use the Eventbrite online booking service to make it easier for you book onto our events. If you don’t want to book online using this service, please contact one of our programme delivery Officers to request a booking form (email: Essentials@historicengland.org.uk)

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