Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas

Course Description

Conservation Areas can be created where a local planning authority identifies an area of special architectural or historic interest, which deserves careful management to protect that character. A listed building is a structure of particular architectural and/or historic interest deserving of special protection. There are various conservation areas in Northamptonshire and many listed buildings both of which require special attention when considering planning applications. This course will explain what a conservation area and listed building is and how they affect planning applications.

This is an interactive course and offers the opportunity to network with Clerks and Councillors from Councils across Northamptonshire to share best practice and ideas. 

Key areas covered in this course include

What is a listed building and how it is designated

What is a conservation area and how it is designated

How to find conservation areas and listed buildings

What the relevant planning policies, law and regulations are

The role of residents, property owners and the local authority in conservation

What requires planning permission

How to consider a planning application for a listed building/in a conservation area

Trees in a conservation area

What is a Heritage Statement and when it’s needed

Who Should Attend
All clerks and councillors should attend this course to give them the knowledge required. 

£42 +VAT Members
£84 +VAT Non Members

Course tutor

Lance Wiggins

Director, Lion Planning 

Over 30 years’ professional planning experience, of which 17 years was spent at local authorities in development control and enforcement. Lance has worked in a number of emerging areas of planning including affordable housing, waste related developments and energy efficiency, together with planning policy work including Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessments and Local Development Documents as well as being heavily involved in neighbourhood planning since its inception. 

Related Courses

Once you've attended this course, you may wish to attend: 

Planning Nuts and Bolts 

Responding to Planning Applications

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and S106

Training & Events: Terms and Conditions