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19 September 2018 6-7.45pm

Heritage Debate: National and Local

21 Mann Island, Liverpool L3 1BP  |  FREE

Heritage Debate: National and Local with Dave Chetwyn

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In a port city that has always adapted and thrived from change throughout the ages Liverpool is in a unique and unusual situation in the 21st century. How much can preservation of the wonderful groundwork structure of the area still encourage growth and what features can we add to instead of replacing? How much has the mindset changed over the years and what influences can we gain from various similar example sites around the country?

Dave Chetwyn will give a presentation to Merseyside Civic Society guests to ask questions around the development of Liverpool and pose two viewpoints and perspectives to the debate.

Dave authored ‘Conservation Professional Practice Principles’ which was published in 2017 by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation, the Historic Towns and Villages Forum and Civic Voice. The book will be referenced and debate will focus around national deliberation around planning and heritage. This overarching argument will be applied to the current debate about Liverpool’s World Heritage Site. Other waterfront areas will be referenced and the question will be posed; what can Liverpool learn from others? Or what can others learn from Liverpool about World Heritage Site conservation and growth?

Liverpool’s role as one of the world’s great maritime cities contributes hugely to its historic and contemporary character and raises issues and opportunities for preservation, development and the balance of the two. Join us to explore recent and current debates within the city with comparisons to the plans and strategies being developed in other coastal and waterfront areas.

Dave Chetwyn is Managing Director of Urban Vision Enterprise CIC and D2H Land Planning Development, Chair of the Board of the National Planning Forum, an Associate of the Consultation Institute and a Design Council Built Environment Expert. His former roles include Head of Planning Aid England, Chair of the Historic Towns Forum, Chair of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation and a team leader in local Government. Dave has also acted as a neighbourhood plan independent examiner and is author of Locality’s Neighbourhood Planning Roadmap Guide and various other guides, including parts of British Standard BS7913.

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