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Jonathan Thompson


Owning Heritage: Asset or Nightmare?

This seminar will look at how well the heritage protection and consent system works – or often fails to work – and how you can navigate your way through to achieve outcomes best for both the building and your business.

About Jonathan Thompson

Jonathan Thompson MA MBA DipM has been advising CLA members on heritage since 2006. He is an Oxford University history and economics graduate. He qualified as a chartered surveyor, worked in property management and development, ran the commercial operations and 200 historic buildings of the Landmark Trust, and was chief executive of the Architectural Heritage Fund. He has been involved in the detailed development of heritage policy and legislation in both England and Wales since 2006, and sits on the Historic Environment Forum, Heritage 2020, the Heritage Alliance’s Rural and Planning Groups, and the Historic Environment Protection Reform Group. He advises on listed buildings, unlisted heritage buildings, conservation areas, scheduled monuments and archaeology, parks and gardens, getting consents, heritage at risk, and other heritage issues.