Hi, you are logged in as , if you are not , please click here

Understanding & Creating Statements of Significance

More Info

Course Information


Understanding & Creating Statements of Significance

A 2 day CPD course to be held at the University of Leicester on the 4 & 5 September 2017. The course is intended to help participants understand the importance of significance in assessing heritage assets.

Course Code


Course Dates

4th September 2017 – 5th September 2017

Course Leader

Peter Alfano

Course Fee

Course Description

A two day CPD course, on the 4 & 5 September focused on understanding the value of significance for assessing heritage assets. Featuring speakers from Historic England and independent consultants the two day course will offer guidance to people new to assessment, as well as guidance for those with more experience. By the end of this course delegates will be better able to: 1. Understand the concepts of heritage values and heritage significance as set out in EH Conservation Principles (2007); 2. Assess how setting contributes to the significance of a heritage asset; 3. Appreciate the notion of 'substantial' and 'less than substantial' harm to significance with reference to specific cases; 4. Evaluate a statement of the significance of a particular heritage asset or group of assets. The course will be delivered by Dr Andy Brown, Planning and Conservation Director for Historic England in the South-East, and Michael Taylor, town planner and former Senior Buildings Conservation Officer at Leicester City Council.