Conservation and Planning by Edward Hobson

By Edward Hobson

Holding ancient structures keeps to excite and inflame opinion. The technique of retaining such constructions and components are good validated yet often undergo an absence of wider realizing. Conservation and making plans takes an in depth examine the way in which those approaches have advanced and their use at the present time through coverage makers and native choice makers.This publication provides unique examine into how nationwide and native decision-makers build and enforce conservation of the outfitted surroundings. The findings during this e-book problem a few of the assumptions aiding conservation.

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The progress of this early legislation regarding ‘town schemes’, from 1909 to 1932, is traced in detail by Delafons (1997a). Town schemes were a very early forerunner of a development plan, whereby local councils could start to set out land-use policies for designated areas if they so wished. It is here that the statutory phrase ‘special architectural, historic or artistic interest’ was first used to define those features which could possibly be identified as worthy of protection under a such a scheme.

With over 120 action points between the two documents, only those points of greater relevance are highlighted. Many priority areas in Power of Place were ignored completely in A Force for Our Future, such as: • • • • • • • setting funding targets for EH and local authorities to clear the backlog of repairs to buildings at risk; placing a statutory duty of care on owners of listed buildings; producing regular surveys on the state of the historic environment; using Best Value to encourage local authorities to maintain high-quality historic environment services; developing with local authorities an integrated information system for dealing with the historic environment cases; giving conservation plans and management agreements statutory force – further work was considered necessary on these points; and applying Best Value to local authorities’ management of their historic environment.

Smith 1974). Comprehensive development created social amnesia, a loss of identity and place – a traumatic experience comparable to bereavement (Marris 1993). In attempting to maintain a veneer of social responsibility, planners increasingly adopted natural and social science theory to assist planning policy and theory. However, as the planning profession strove for a non-political role, rather than informing and enlightening planning’s values the social sciences were used more to furnish greater theoretical technicism and legitimise planning’s decisionmaking processes (Kirk 1980).

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