CIfA and RTPI new town heritage event

Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust CEO and former CIfA Board member Dr Paul Belford took part in an online seminar on Wednesday 25 August, hosted by RTPI South East.

The seminar is one of a series of events that CIfA has delivered with RTPI to share knowledge between the archaeology and planning professions. You can also visit RTPI’s YouTube channel where you can view some of these past seminars. Future CIfA - RTPI are listed below. 

In last month’s seminar, the focus was on heritage and conservation in 20th-century new towns, and discussion focussed on the role of heritage and the historic environment as guidance for future redevelopments.

The 1946 New Towns Act led to the creation of over 20 new towns to meet post-war housing shortages in London, Liverpool, Birmingham and elsewhere. Speakers discussed the planning, policy and legal aspects of heritage conservation in new towns. Dr Belford discussed how archaeology helps us understand what was there before a new town, provides evidence for their design and construction, and provides insights about life in a new towns, both then and now - and for the future.

Future CIfA / RTPI events 

CIfA and RTPI East Midlands 

Making the most of heritage assets in the East Midlands

28 September at 2.00PM


CIfA and RTPI North East

Reinforcing the case for conservation - from strategy to delivery

18 October at 12.30PM


CIfA and RTPI London 

November. Details to follow.