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HTF News - June 2009
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Retail development - a time for reflection?

Retail development continues to be an issue which challenges historic towns & cities - large & small. The current economic situation, although in many ways exacerbating the problems, could also be seen ...

New Members

For further details Members can visit the Directory of Members in the Members Area.

HTF welcomes the following new members:

Bath Preservation Trust

The Chichester Society

Highworth Community Partnership Group

Newmarket Town Council

Penzance Town Council

Wells City Council


Gray Baynes & Shew LLP

Andrea Pellegram

BURA awards for best practice in regeneration

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Planning for Non-Planners

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HTF is sponsored by:

Colin Buchanan
Land Securities

HTF in the Republic of Ireland

Kilkenny Castle In July a small group representing the Forum will take part in a conference in Kilkenny Castle sharing good practice on Placemaking, using case studies in Cork, Youghal and Waterford, as well as exploring Kilkenny.

Heritage protection

There has been widespread disappointment about the implementation of the Heritage Protection Review, but we are assured by ...

Capturing Smarter Growth - Quality in our time


Becoming smarter means we need to learn and, in the case of urban growth, learn from the past.

April 2009 and Cambridge were the right time and place to consider how in the early 21st century we capture
smarter growth.

Parking and Park & Ride: Winchester conference report

delegates on the bus Working with RPS (see report below), HTF was keen to collect up to date information and to disseminate this, and other expertise at this event. The City of Winchester also offered an ideal
location in ...

The Effectiveness & Sustainability of Park & Ride

RPS conducted research on behalf of the Historic Towns Forum relating to the effectiveness of Park and Ride. For this research a survey was sent out to a number of Local Authorities to ascertain their experience of operating Park & Ride. Following analysis of the data a summary of the results can be seen here

Back in the easy chair

Although the Heritage Protection Bill didn't make it into the Parliamentary timetable last year, it is understood that English Heritage have made progress on providing a long awaited up-date on Heritage advice to ...

World class places

We need to create places where people want to live and work ....

That statement could have been made by HTF at any time over the past two decades. In fact it's from World Class Places, the Government's new strategy...

Scotland - after the dissolution of HEACS - what next?

At the closing conference of the Historic Environment Advisory Council of Scotland (HEACS) in Edinburgh on 20 May, concerns were expressed regarding future representation and support for those working in the historic environment in Scotland....

Goodbye to the Civic Trust

The Forum was as surprised as everyone else at the recent announcement of the demise of this respected institution. We have joined with many other organisations to offer support ...

CABE Scholarship

Former Chair of the Forum, Ian Poole, was awarded a CABE Space Travel Scholarship in 2008. The copiously illustrated, initial report of his study of design and maintenance of streetscape through eight European countries can be seen here (1.85MB).

Colin Buchanan appoint Jeremy Edge

Colin Buchanan is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeremy Edge as Director of Development Planning.

Bircham Dyson Bell John Lewis Partnership

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