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Coastal Development Projects and the Historic Environment

This course is primarily aimed at heritage and non-heritage professionals in Local Authorities, as well as contractors, who are involved in coastal development projects. It will be of particular benefit to those with responsibility for the historic environment as a national or local curator so that they understand the pre-application and examination processes for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs).

Who should attend?

This course is primarily aimed at heritage and non-heritage professionals in Local Authorities, as well as contractors, who are involved in coastal development projects. It will be of particular benefit to those with responsibility for the historic environment as a national or local curator so that they understand the pre-application and examination processes for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs).

Why should you join this course?

This course will provide a forum for training about coastal development projects and in particular Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIP), with an opportunity to discuss the overlap between terrestrial and marine planning, and the role of National Policy Statements in the examination process.

Outcomes

At the end of this course:

  • Delegates will understand the drivers and trends in coastal regeneration/development projects, the planning and legislative background, and working with those who develop coastal development projects and NSIPs
  • Delegates will understand the potential implications of development projects for the marine historic environment, and the action that can be taken to promote an integrated approach to land and sea
  • Delegates will be able to mitigate against the impact of major infrastructure and development works in the maritime historic environment, by applying a fuller understanding of how the historic environment comprises a meaningful component in the assessment and decision-making processes
  • Delegates will be able to access and analyse sources of evidence for the maritime historic environment when considering major development projects and post-consent delivery
  • Delegates will be able to evaluate and adopt proactive strategies to mitigate and adapt to the impact of an NSIP or major development project on the coastal/marine historic environment
  • Delegates will be able to fully appreciate and integrate the coastal and maritime historic environment into the pre-application assessment and examination processes for major development projects, including NSIPs

Course outline

Pre-course learning

  • Coastal Development: Drivers, Trends and Planning Background (Screen cast)  time to be confirmed
  • Coastal Development: Implications and Approaches (Q&A / discussion webinar) time to be confirmed

Face-to-face Course *

10:00 Welcome
10:10 The Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) Process
10:30 The Maritime Historic Environment and the Decision-Making Process
10:50 Q&A
11:00 Break
11:15 Finding the Historic Environment at the Coast: Information, Survey techniques and Methods
11:45 The ES and inclusion of cultural Heritage
12:10 Discussion: Incorporating the historic environment into NSIP design and pre-application
12:40 Examination and Post-consent strategies
13:00 Lunch
13:45 Evaluating and adopting proactive strategies
14:05 Introduction to Group Exercise
15:15 Group Exercise: Assessing coastal infrastructure projects
15:00 Break
15:15 Discussion: NSIP Delivery - drawing it all together
15:45 Summary of the day, final Questions and Close
14:00 Close

  *timing of individual elements may vary though start and end times will remain the same.

Chris Pater is head of Marine Planning at Historic England. He has extensive experience in working with coastal and marine planning as it impacts on the historic environment.

Course venue and booking

Click on the link to book via Eventbrite.

18/09/2018- Chatham Historic Dockyard

Photograph of Chatham Docks, taken across the Medway from Upnor Castle.
Chatham Docks, taken across the Medway from Upnor Castle, Kent © Historic England, Patricia Payne, image reference DP187773

Learning resources

  • Coastal Development: Drivers, Trends and Planning Background (Screen cast)  time to be confirmed
  • Coastal Development: Implications and Approaches (Q&A / discussion webinar) time to be confirmed

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