Mon 1 Jan 0001 - Thurs 21 Sep 2017, local events
July 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Civic Amenities Act 1967 that saw the introduction of Conservation Areas in the UK.
The town of Stamford, Lincolnshire, was the first to be designated as a Conservation Area and, in recognition of this, Bidwells is working with South Kesteven District Council to mark the event with a one-day conference on Thursday 21 September 2017 in the Arts Centre in Stamford.
The day will bring together a range of speakers who represent different professions and stakeholders whose life or work is influenced by the existence of Conservation Areas. The speakers will draw out what lessons have been learnt over the last 50 years and how the application of legislation has affected the way our environments have grown.
Dr Jonathan Foyle, Architectural Historian and broadcaster
Dr James Simpson OBE, Simpson & Brown Architects
Tom Dyckhoff, Architectural Historian and broadcaster
Deborah Lamb, Historic England
Valeria Passetti, RIBA
Harry Burchill, RTPI
Clive Fletcher, Historic England
Chris Surfleet, Head of Heritage, Bidwells
Conference 09:30-16:00 (Lunch included)
Session 1: Stamford and its Conservation Area
Session 2: Success and failure/ the legacy of Conservation Areas
Session 3: The way forward / Lessons for policy-making
Guided Walk 16:00-17:00
Drinks in Ballroom with a toast to Conservation Areas proposed by Dan Cruickshank, Art Historian and broadcaster 17:00-18:00