Heritage, architecture and planning

The Sheffield office of DLP (Planning) Ltd recently hosted a lunchtime networking and CPD event on heritage architecture and planning with Time Architects and Women in Property (WiP).

Attendees enjoyed a ‘Made in Sheffield’ lunch of local produce and had the opportunity to mix before an insightful presentation from Mike Leigh of Time Architects on legislative changes affecting Heritage Assets.  This highlighted some useful case studies and focused on how to define the extent of protection of a Listed Building.  Laura Holland of DLP then discussed St George’s Campus and the Heartspace project as an example of one of the heritage assets the University of Sheffield is investing in.  This was followed by a walking tour of the Campus.

This was the first WiP event in Sheffield for a while and it was well received.  Members and non-members attending represented companies from a range of disciplines, including; architects, planning consultants, solicitors, acoustics consultants, housebuilders, developers, ecologist, estate manager and community consultation specialists.

Sarah Wills, Senior Planner at DLP and WiP Committee Member said, “Thank you to all the attendees who took part in the CPD event.  The presentation highlighted the importance of the date of Listing, past and present ownership and how to test if a structure is ancillary to the building.  The event culminated in some interesting discussions whilst on the site visit about the most significant features of listed buildings.  We hope to see many of you at the next event in Sheffield in September.”

John HelyarHeritage, architecture and planning