The Localism Act 2011 seeks to make the planning system clearer, more democratic and to place more influence in the hands of local people.

But will it enable communities to understand and conserve valuable local heritage?

And will it maximise the contribution of the historic environment to create high quality places?  English Heritage and Bristol City Council have come together to explore what the localism agenda means for the heritage sector.

The morning session, ‘New Approaches and Partnerships’, will be opened by Baroness Andrews, Chair of English Heritage. This will be followed by three case studies illustrating the new ways local authorities are working with their communities to understand and conserve their local heritage assets.

The afternoon session, ‘Local Placemaking’, will focus on the experience of local placemaking in Bristol. It will also provide an opportunity to discuss new technologies aimed at broadening the understanding of local heritage, such as Bristol City Council’s ‘Know Your Place’.

This event is free of charge and funded by Bristol City Council and English Heritage.
There are limited places available so booking is essential.

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