Conference: Empowering Local Authorities and Communities

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The Prince's Regeneration Trust in partnership with the Institute of Historic Building Conservation and the Civic Trust for Wales held a conference in Wales on Thursday 26th March 2009 9.30-4.40 St George’s Hotel, Llandudno.

For those whose responsibility it is to manage Wales’ heritage at a local level there are often complex issues and significant difficulties to be overcome in bringing redundant historic buildings back into use. However, a proactive approach to historic buildings at risk can deliver important economic, environmental and social benefits.

Attendees at the conference saw how a successful project can be delivered and how statutory powers can be more effectively used to maximise the potential of historic assets.

Speakers included:

  • Alun Ffred Jones, AM Minister for Heritage (keynote address) 
  • Marilyn Lewis Director, Cadw
  • Ros Kerslake, Chief Executive, The Prince’s Regeneration Trust
  • Dr Tim Williams regular contributor to Regeneration and Renewal magazine
  • Charles Mynors author of Listed Buildings, Conservation Areas and Monuments
  • Bob Kindred MBE Operational Manager, Conservation and Urban Design, Ipswich Borough Council
  • Liz Davidson Project Director, Glasgow Merchant City Townscape Heritage Initiative
  • Simon Robertshaw Conservation Manager, Monmouthshire County Council