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Heritage Impact Assessment webinar

August 10, 2023 Published by Alex McCoskrie

New Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA) guidance for UNESCO World Heritage Sites has recently been published.*

World Heritage UK and ICOMOS-UK jointly present a series of webinars that explains the aims, methods and benefits of HIAs for cultural World Heritage Sites.

This webinar series explains methods/processes, obligations, benefits, scales, and timings of HIAs in the context of identifying sustainable options for cultural World Heritage Sites.

Jointly organised by WHUK and ICOMOS-UK, these webinars are suitable for Planning Officers, Property Managers, World Heritage Site Coordinators, Consultants, Developers, Architects, Chartered Institutes, Planning Inspectorate, Planning Committee members and others who may benefit from a wider understanding of the new guidance and how it might most beneficially be used.

*Guidance and Toolkit for Impact Assessments in a World Heritage Context, UNESCO, ICOMOS and ICCROM, 2022

The first webinar is Wednesday 13 September, 10am to 11.45am. This webinar will be for WHS Coordinators/Managers and Local Planning Officers.

  • 10.00 – Welcome and introduction by WHUK Chair Paul Simons
  • 10.05 – HIAs with Susan Denyer, ICOMOS-UK; Susan will cover: tools available – processes and timeframes; attributes of OUV; UNESCO processes; using tools available – HIAs, EIAs; planning processes; scale and scope of HIAs
  • 10.35 – A planner’s perspective, with Cadw’s Senior Planning Officer Neil Maylan
  • 11.55 – A coordinator’s perspective, with one of the Cornish Mining coordination team
  • 11.15 – Q&As and wrap from Susan
  • 11.45 – finish

Tickets are £10 for ICOMOS-UK/WHUK members, or £20 for non members.

Book your ticket here.

If you are a developer, consultant or similar, and would like to attend the 15 November webinar, please express your interest by emailing Helen at ICOMOS-UK on admin@icomos-uk.org, thank you.