A Historic Core Zone - the solution to traffic management in a Historic Town?

Bradford on Avon - 10 June 2010


About the conference

More than 12 years since the original HCZ project, historic towns are still finding that the principles put forward then are just as relevant today.

Heavy traffic can have a very detrimental impact on towns and city centres and this problem is amply demonstrated in the pretty Wiltshire town of Bradford on Avon.

But Wiltshire Council, the Town Council, Colin Buchanan and HTF are working together to find a solution, and the feasibility study for the creation of a Historic Core Zone will be shared with others facing these challenges.

This event offers the opportunity for those working in historic towns and facing traffic management challenges to visit Bradford on Avon, to see the problems and the proposals, and to discuss the issues with experts and fellow practitioners.

This conference will carry CPD certification

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supported by:
Bradford on Avon Logo
Wiltshire Council Logo

Who should attend

This conference is aimed at anyone with an interest or involvement in managing Historic Towns and Cities. This is likely to include Town Centre Managers, Planning Consultants, Urban Designers, Conservation Officers, Traffic Engineers, Transport Managers, Urban Designers, Developers



St Margaret's Hall, Bradford on Avon, BA15 1DE


The Programme 

Thursday 10 June 2010

9.15 Registration / coffee    
9.45 Welcome and Introduction   Chris Winter, Director, HTF
10.00 Historic Core Zones - the background and the principles   Ian Poole, St Edmundsbury Borough Council and former Chair HTF
10.25 Strategic overview - traffic management and development in a small historic town   Allan Creedy, Transport and Development Manager, Wiltshire Council
10.50 The impact and integration of development in small historic towns: The Kingston Mill development   Edward Nash, Senior Partner, Nash Partnership
11.15 Coffee / tea    
11.45 Welcome to Bradford on Avon and introduction to the challenges faced by the town   Cllr Malcolm Hewson, Chair of Bradford on Avon Area Board
12.10 The HCZ proposal for Bradford on Avon   Keith Firth, Director Traffic Engineering, Colin Buchanan
12.35 Q and A    
13.00 Lunch    
14.00 Walking tours of Bradford on Avon
  • The proposed HCZ area
  • Kingston Mill development
  Lead by speakers
15.00 Tea / coffee    
15.30 Workshops: Exploring the challenges & solutions    
16.30 Plenary / summary   Ian Poole, St Edmundsbury Borough Council and former Chair HTF
16.45 Ends    


Representatives of
Bradford on Avon
Town Council and Bradford on Avon Amenity Groups
HTF Members Non-Members
Seminar - to include refreshments, lunch and site visits £45 £70 £95
Special fee:
for an Officer and an Elected Member attending from the same Local Authority one place is offered at half price


Bradford on Avon offers a range of Hotels and Guest Houses.
Visit - www.visitwiltshire.co.uk/site/where-to-stay or

Map and Directions

For directions to Bradford on Avon please visit: http://www.bradfordonavon.co.uk/information.html
The longterm carpark at Bradford on Avon railway station is 5 minutes walk from the venue

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