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Building in Context Training Programme Expanded

How do you ensure that new developments fit in and are sensitive to their historic area? Building in Context is a training programme for local authorities run jointly by English Heritage and the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE). Training events are run to provide local authorities with advice on managing change to our historic built environment and the decisions taken at local level on individual applications for development,, exchanging best practice through case studies to improve decision making.

From today, a more flexible model, both in where training events are run and in the content itself, is launched, opening up the training events to a wider audience.

Previously the Building in Context training events and toolkit were aimed primarily at councillors, specifically Heritage and Design Champions, involved in making planning decisions. Now the audience is being widened to local authority officers. 

In addition to widening the audience, the way training events are run is also changing. If local authorities want a workshop run in their area, or to run a training event themselves, it is now easier to arrange through the revised website. Training events can be requested, resources downloaded and more information found via the website, www.building-in-context.org. The revised version of the website is now live.

For further information, contact either your local architecture centre or English Heritage regional office who will be able to help plan an event. Alternatively, you can email Champions@english-heritage.org.uk.

For further press information, contact Katharine Grice, English Heritage, on 020 7973 3293