IHBC’s FREE CPD Boost via HE+IHBC’s ‘easy access’ Webinar, 13 Dec: Enhancing conservation areas & townscapes with S.215s – Numbers limited so book now!

publication coverFollowing on from the success of the last Historic England (HE) & IHBC Webinar on S.54 notices the next Webinar will be taking place on 13 December, on using Section 215 (S.215) notices to enhance conservation areas and wider townscapes, so find out more and book.

Sophie Norton from Historic England said: ‘Thanks to those IHBC members who joined our recent webinar on the use of Urgent Works Notices in Liverpool.  Historic England was delighted about how Chris Griffiths’ perspective was so useful to delegates.’

‘Now we look forward to our second speaker, Nicola Duncan-Finn, sharing her experience of using Section 215 Notices in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.’

Kate Kendall, IHBC LETS Officer, said: ‘The last session was very well received, and feedback was very positive.’

‘It was great to hear from Chris Griffiths and his extensive experience in this particular area of listed building enforcement. Everyone found it very informative and the case studies highlighted a range of critical issues and imaginative approaches.

The next session will take place on the 13 December and remembering that numbers are strictly limited,  book your place early.

Historic England writes:

The owners of listed buildings are under no legal obligation to maintain their property in a good state of repair; even though it is in their interests to do so. When negotiation fails, local authorities have a range of statutory enforcement powers at their disposal including section 215 Notices, a power provided by the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. Historic England sets out details about this useful and relatively straightforward tool on page 16 of its Stopping the Rot guidance.

In this webinar, we will hear from Nicola Duncan-Finn, Senior Estates Manager at the English Heritage Trust. Nicola will draw on her experience of using Section 215 Notices to enhance conservation area buildings and wider streetscape appearance in Wisbech when in post as a Conservation Officer at Fenland District Council. There will be ample opportunity to ask Nicola questions about implementing the process and to discuss particular successes.

See more on the Webinar

As part of the pre-course information you can see a short master class in how to approach a challenging area of conservation: Bob Kindred’s screencast here which covers Listed Building Enforcement Notices.

To enhance CPD context see the suite of IHBC Guidance Notes

For more background see the IHBC NewsBlog

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