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HTF News - February 2009

Retail ‘summit’ a great success! - with news on the anticipated PPS Delegates at Leckford

A high level meeting between representatives of Local Authorities, a leading retailer and representative of the Government Office took place on 2nd April to discuss the impact of the expected Planning Policy Statements on our high streets. Read the report

HTF seeks New Chair

As agreed at the 2008 AGM, the HTF is seeking to appoint a Chair with effect from 1 November 2009 Further details


Sustainability and Park & Ride - good bedfellows?

Transport and traffic management has always been a challenge in historic towns.....

Planning for the upturn Accordia

- Housing Growth

'Smarter Growth' is the focus of the conference in Cambridge ...


- Retail Development

The Forum is looking upon the economic slow down as an opportunity ......

Breakfast in Bath

The first of its kind, this networking event raised some interesting points of discussion ....

Moving on from ‘English…'

Extending the Forum’s membership to Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, has given us the opportunity to ....

Moving on to Scotland

Continuing the expansion of the Forum's working relationships, the Director has convened a meeting in Glasgow ....

Conservation Areas at Risk

HTF is developing a partnership project with English Heritage to support the implementation of the ‘Heritage at Risk’ focus on Conservation Areas at risk, launch date - 23 June.

Back in the Easy Chair

Is this really the right time to talk about “Prosperity”? Is there anything positive historic towns can take from the current economic situation? Well, a certain amount of reassurance...

Progress on decluttering!

For many years the Forum has campaigned for a reduction in signage and street clutter. This has become a growing lobby and now the Department for Transport is undertaking a Review of Traffic Signs. .

Pursuit of quality

With house building firmly becalmed in the doldrums, people could be forgiven for hoping that just something will begin to......

Learning from the past

Winston Churchill once wrote: “We shape our buildings and our buildings shape us.” The failure of so many post-war housing developments and the parallel breakdown in society suggests...

Community planning to deliver rewards for hard hit Councils

It's becoming harder and harder for many councils to sustain development projects while they are facing tough financial times....

Using technology and design tools to address
climate change

Over the past few years our ability to build three dimensional computer models for the built environment has increased significantly. These models are now able to....

Environmental capacity in historic towns

The government agenda for growth cannot be delivered without relying on the expansion of existing towns and cities...

While much has been done to assess the environmental capacity of urban areas to expand, these studies tend to concentrate on ...

New Members

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

Frome Town Council

Keighley Town Council

Youghal Town Council

Urban Aspect

Urban Projects Limited

Lindsay Lennie

EAHTR to visit Vilnius

This is a unique opportunity for EAHTR members to visit Vilnius - one of Europe's most important historic capitals, to see how they manage their historic environment and discuss the challenges with Mayors and senior officials and participate in the City's Capital of Culture 2009 celebrations.
Booking form

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