Peter Murray
EVENT - Talk

Thursday, 20 July, 6:30 - 8:30

Continuing our programme of London Icons, we look at Conservation areas in the capital.  There are over 1000 in the Greater London area; 50 percent of Camden is conversation area, while Kensington and Chelsea make up 70 percent.

Rosemarie MacQueen (Historic England Commissioner and former head of planning at Westminster), Frank Kelsall (architectural historian and former London Society Chairman), William Filmer-Sankey (architectural historian and archaeologist at Alan Baxter Ltd, previously Director of the Victorian Society) and Paul Velluet (architect, formerly of English Heritage) explore how Conservation Areas have been both a restraint on inconsiderate proposals and an encouragement to thoughtful design.

Rosemarie MacQueenRosemarie is a Historic England Commissioner and has over 44 years’ experience of urban planning, conservation, heritage management and regeneration. She has provided expert evidence on conservation issues to parliamentary select committees and her voluntary roles include 20+ years of service on the Georgian Group Executive Committee and as London Chairman of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation. 

Frank KelsallFrank is an architectural historian, working in London from 1964 to 1986 and then in the North West until he retired from English Heritage in 1998. He acted as casework adviser to the Ancient Monuments Society until 2010 and in 1999 established the Architectural History Practice of which he is now non-executive director. He is a past-president of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain, a former chairman of the London Society, and from 2005 to 2016 a trustee of Wilton’s Music Hall.

William Filmer-SankeyIs an architectural historian and archaeologist, responsible for historical research and analysis on projects involving buildings, landscapes and archaeology. Before joining the Practice he was Director of the Victorian Society. He has a particular knowledge of planning policies relating to the historic environment.  He is a Member of the Institute for Archaeologists and is a former visiting Fellow at the Department of Archaeology, University of York.

Paul VelluetFormer Chairman of the Richmond Society (1984-1988), as a former Principal Urban Design and Conservation Officer with Westminster City Council (1976-1991), as a former Regional Architect and Assistant Regional Director for English Heritage, London (1991-2004), and as an architect working primarily on projects relating to historic buildings and areas (from 1975 onwards and still currently.


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