Community Asset Transfer

31 May 2012

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About the seminar

HTF in conjunction with Bircham Dyson Bell will be hosting a one day seminar looking at the practicalities for community groups, Preservation Trusts, and other interested parties in light of the right to bid element of the Localism Act and how this will affect those organisations interested in acquiring historic buildings for their local communities from Local Authorities.

Topics covered will include the Localism Act, community right to buy, the process, partnership funding, care, new uses for your building, and how to make it a sustainable project. Speakers will include lawyers from Bircham Dyson Bell, funders, neighbourhood planning experts and case study examples.


Bircham Dyson Bell, 50 Broadway, London SW1H 0BL

Who should attend?

Local Authority elected members and officers from all disciplines; community leaders and representatives of community groups, civic and amenity societies; professionals concerned with all aspects of planning, conservation, tourism, traffic management, urban design and economic development.


10.30 Registration/coffee  
10.55 Welcome and Introduction Noël James, HTF Director

Session 1: Community Asset Transfer – what is it and how do you? Policy, practice and guidance
11.00 Why Transfer? Dave Chetwyn, Managing Director, Urban Vision Enterprise CIC, and Vice Chair, Historic Towns Forum
11.15 Community Asset Transfer and the Localism Act - what this means for you Mark Challis, Partner, Bircham Dyson Bell
11.35 Asset Transfer Guidance Annemarie Naylor, Head of Assets, Asset Transfer Unit
12.00 The Local Authority experience – theory and practice tbc
12.25 How to become a Buildings Preservation Trust and facilitate the Asset Transfer process James Moir, Director, Association of Preservation Trusts
13.00 Q&A  
13.30 Lunch and networking  

Session 2: Three different Community Asset examples – good practice and useful lessons
14.30 Prince's Regeneration Trust Ros Kerslake, Chief Executive
14.45 The Churches Conservation Trust Neil Rushton, Conservation Project Manager and Isabel Assaly, Regeneration Officer
15.00 Oxford Preservation Trust Debbie Dance, Director and HTF Chair
15.15 Q & A  
15.45 Tea/Coffee  

Session 3: Workshops – bring your own project ideas for discussion and planning
16.00 Break into groups for workshop discussion and planning – groups led by key speakers
17.00 Summing up and moving forward Dave Chetwyn, Managing Director, Urban Vision Enterprise CIC, and Vice Chair, Historic Towns Forum
17.30 Final Q&A  
17.45 Ends  

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Payment must be received before the event. The only exceptions are Local Authorities, County Councils and Universities who provide a purchase order number.

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£99 £119
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This course carries CPD certification
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