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Are we doing enough to protect the historic built environment?

10 November 2015

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On Wednesday 11 November, the House of Lords Select Committee on National Policy for the Built Environment holds two evidence sessions. The first focuses on the historic built environment; the second on community engagement and participation.


Wednesday 11 November, Committee Room 4, Palace of Westminster 

At 10.10am:

  • Ros Kerslake, Chief Executive, The Prince's Regeneration Trust
  • Henry Russell, Chairman of Spatial Planning Advocacy Group, The Heritage Alliance
  • Duncan Wilson, Chief Executive, Historic England

At 11.15am:

  • Carole Reilly, Head of Neighbourhood Planning, Locality
  • Sophia de Sousa, Chief Executive, The Glass-House Community Led Design

Possible questions

  • Does the NPPF have adequate regard for the importance of the historic environment? How can the historic environment be better incorporated in built environment policy?
  • Are there general problems with local planning policy and its implementation in relation to the historic environment?
  • How can the need for conservation and preservation of the historic environment be reconciled with demand for growth and new development?
  • What are the main opportunities and challenges associated with neighbourhood planning? How is the neighbourhood planning process working in practice?
  • What is the relationship between local and national policy for the built environment? What measures could be taken to ensure the two are better integrated? How might the devolution agenda help in this regard?

Further information

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