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Heritage Online Debate

These are the pages where conservation and heritage experts debate the topics uppermost in their minds. Read on for a lively exchange of views for and by those interested in understanding, presenting and caring for England's rich and diverse historic environment.

Replacing our print publication Conservation Bulletin, which was published twice a year, our themed heritage debates are published online four times a year.  

Number 2: The Northern Powerhouse 

The Northern Powerhouse initiative was developed to address issues around economic growth and productivity in the North of England. It aims to rebalance the UK's economy away from the domination of London and the South East.

The Northern Powerhouse covers the North-East, North-West and Yorkshire. It's the birthplace of the industrial revolution which is evident in its rich heritage.

So how can heritage strengthen the delivery of the Northern Powerhouse objectives? In this edition of Heritage Online Debate we consider this and other questions. To start the debate we invited some prominent people to share their insights with us. We hope that you'll contribute to this debate too. Not only on the articles below, but also with your thoughts on how to progress this agenda within the heritage sector.

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