EVENT POSTPONED: Scotland Branch CPD: 50 Years of Conservation Area Planning

We are obliged to postpone this CPD until later this summer due to unexpected circumstances.

13 June 2017
Ayr and Maybole

Programme of the day

10.00     Arrival at Ayr Committee Room in Ayr County Buildings, Wellington Square, Ayr, KA7 1DR.

10.30     Background by Catherine Parish of South Ayrshire Council to Ayr Conservation Area, (designated 1969), and current planning issues in the burgh.

11.00     Patrick Dunne of Ayr Renaissance on the strategy for Ayr High Street that involves major townscape surgery within the Conservation Area to deliver a masterplan.

11.30     Charles Strang – conservation area issues in Ayr in the 1970s. (Charles worked for Kyle and Carrick District Council in the 1970s.

12.00     Walking tour of the main part of Ayr Conservation Area, looking at the buildings by the river targeted by a completed THI, the new masterplan area, other town centre work and areas of interest

1.00        Lunch and travel to Maybole, by car share or train (Ayr to Maybole 13.29 (11 mins) to see the town before the impact of THI/ CARS investment just announced in 2017

2.15        Colin Love of South Ayrshire Council talk and tour of Maybole Conservation Area, (designated 1974) and the community’s ‘Maybole Regeneration’ project including Maybole Castle

4.00        Approximate finish time. Disperse or return to Ayr by train (16.09 to Ayr) or car-share.

Trains from Glasgow Central: 8.30; 8.38; 9.00; 9.04; 9.31 (this last arrives in Ayr at 10.18)

Ayr to Glasgow Central 16.23; 16.27; 16.54; 1706; 17.24

The nearest free parking is on Queens Terrace Lane opposite the Horizon Hotel.

COST:    £30 – IHBC Members/Affiliates/Associates and students £40 – non-members.
Pay on the day, or ask for invoice when you book with Anna.Grant@edinburgh.gov.uk
Delivers 6 hours CPD. Certificates on request.

Further reading: PAN 71; Ayr Central Conservation Area Appraisal ; Maybole Conservation Area Appraisal ; Civic Day on 17 June marks 50 years of conservation areas, introduced by the Civic Amenities Act in 1967. IHBC Scotland will celebrate this the preceding Tuesday, in one of the first conservation areas to be designated, “Ayr Number 1”, in 1969. On 27 September we will have a day marking six conservation areas designated in Aberdeen in July 1968, thus covering two opposite ends of the country. IHBC will also partner Scottish Civic Trust in its annual conference on 50 Years of Conservation Areas in Scotland. And finally the question remains – which was the first Conservation Area to be designated in Scotland?  Discuss!