WHGT Planning Seminar
Planning to save Heritage Landscapes
Glyndŵr University, Wrexham
Thursday December 1st, 10.00 - 4.00
Booking fee £25
This WHGT seminar is designed to share best practice in the development and management of the historic landscape. All concerned with the conservation and maintenance of heritage landscapes should find the seminar informative and interesting. Saving these landscapes can be difficult as they are increasingly vulnerable to the impacts of modern life and pressures for development.
Gardens and designed landscapes contribute to the quality of our environment, forming a record of cultural, social and economic change. These landscapes offer rich and varied habitats for wildlife, are important repositories for rare or champion trees and plants and are important for environmental education. They also contribute to the tourist economy as a source of enjoyment and relaxation.
The speakers will share their experiences in conservation of heritage landscapes in relation to the planning process and the many challenges concerning their protection and management. It is important that changes in these landscapes are planned, considered and managed sensitively to maintain the interest and value of these sites for future generations.
Speakers: Simon Bonvoisin of Nicholas Pearson Associates, specialist historic landscape consultants;
Richard Sumner, landscape architect of Wrexham BC;
Ros Laidlaw, conservation officer of Welsh Historic Gardens Trust.