Development and Design of Heritage Sensitive Sites: Strategies for Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Development and Design of Heritage Sensitive Sites

Strategies for Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas, 1st Edition

By Kenneth Williamson


204 pages

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This is the first book to provide readers with the skills to assess development potential from a holistic standpoint. Until now, architectural books on conservation matters have focused on preservation at a strategic level and restoration at a technical level. This book offers the architect, developer or planner the rules and tools needed to gauge development prospects in an objective and comprehensive manner.

Written by an expert in the field it provides the reader with:

  • the latest legislation relating to heritage in the UK
  • insight into local planning authorities and government advisory boards
  • basic strategies for approaching developments
  • an understanding of the options available for developing a heritage site
  • illustrative case studies to highlight strategy successes.

This book is a one-stop-shop for any professional or student working in, or learning about, development in heritage environments.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Controlling Principles 1. Planning Hierarchy 2. Listed Buildings 3. Conservation Areas 4. Other Relevant Designations 5. Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas under the Planning Process 6. Listed Building Issues 7. Conservation Area Issues 8. Benefits of Development Part 2: Assessment 9. Historical Background 10. Identification of Heritage Assets 11. Special Interest of a Listed Building 12. Setting of a Listed Building 13. Character and Appearance of a Conservation Area 14. Impact of Development on Heritage Assets 15. Environmental Impact Assessment 16. Benefits of Development Part 3: Case for Consent 17. Heritage Statement 18. Cases for Consent 19. Design Part 4: Case Studies Caltongate, Edinburgh. Notre Dame Campus, Bearsden near Glasgow. House of Fraser Store, Buchanan Street, Glasgow

About the Author

Kenneth Williamson is a partner in the Hurd Rolland Partnership, an architectural practice located in London, Manchester and Scotland. He is in charge of a specialist consultancy section dealing with listed buildings and built heritage issues and has provided strategic advice in relation to a number of urban regeneration projects throughout Scotland. He has wide-ranging design and contractual experience encompassing projects for local authority, central government and private sector clients.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Historic Preservation / General