Conservation Areas: What makes them special and keeping them special

06 October 2017
Cressing Temple Barns

2017 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Private Member’s Bill that first introduced the concept of Conservation Areas.  The first of this pair of lectures will examine understanding place, and how to undertake Conservation Area Appraisals.  The second lecture will consider the tools available to Local Authorities to preserve or enhance the character and appearance of their Conservation Areas.

The lectures will be given by David Grech, a retired architect who, after spending 25 years in general practice, chose to focus the latter part of his career on historic building conservation.  In 2003 he was appointed Principal Conservation Officer at South Cambridgeshire District Council.  In 2008 he joined English Heritage (now Historic England) as a Historic Areas Adviser and subsequently worked as the Historic Places Adviser for the East of England Region.  He retired in 2016, but continues his interest in architectural education and the historic environment though Cambridge University’s institute of Continuing Education at Madingley Hall.

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