Pete Hinton was a speaker at an RTPI online seminar on Monday, 18 October.
The events looked at reinforcing the case for conservation - from strategy to delivery. Other speakers included Martin Hulse, Heritage and Culture Project Manager at The Tyne and Wear Building Preservation Trust and Tim Wickens, chair of the Tyneside Committee at the Northumberland and Newcastle Society.
Tim and Martin talked about heritage strategy in Newcastle and about the conservation of three buildings in Sunderland. Pete talked about what to do when heritage assets cannot be conserved, how examining them through archaeology can and should create public benefit even though the fabric is lost and how this approach can be applied by planners in the North East region.
Questions from online seminar attendees included, Can you tell me the one thing that planners can do to help archaeologists achieve the best possible outcomes? Pete replied that conditions can really help including a reference to public engagement, that it helps to retain the services of an archaeological advisor and that predetermination work before decisions are made is critical.
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.
We are currently planning a number of future events with RTPI and we will post details as they become available.