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In addition to helping our work in protecting the special landscape and built heritage of Suffolk, joining SPS also gives members access to our special programme of events. This includes visits to some of the most impressive houses in the county, talks from eminently qualified speakers and training events.

For a taste of what to expect see our Gallery of Recent Events. Details of forthcoming events can be found below:


2017

Design Training for Consultees - 21 November, 11am – 3pm

Stella Peskett Millenium Hall, Southwold, IP18 6BE

Design is a material consideration in planning and high quality design is a principle of sustainable development. But too often the quality of design is mediocre. Over the next 15 years, 70,000 new homes will be built in Suffolk. What they look like, where they are sited, how they are landscaped will transform our towns, parishes and countryside. The purpose of this workshop is to provide communities with the tools they need to influence the quality of design for the better.

The programme is delivered by Peter Dawson, a professional urban designer and landscape architect who helped write the adopted the Neighbourhood Plan for the Suffolk village where he lives. The day will consist of a lecture, local site visit and interactive small group sessions facilitated by local architects. Light lunch will be served.

Free to Parish Councils and Societies which are members of SPS/ CPRE (max 2 delegates) or £40 for up to 2 delegates from non member groups.

Please contact Linda Cockburn at the SPS Office to book your places Tel: 01787 247179 Email: sps@suffolksociety.org


2018

Heritage Training - for Parish Councils and Amenity Groups

20 March, 10am – 1pm, Haughley Park Barn, Haughley, IP14 3JY

This seminar will inform on best practice when responding to heritage related planning applications, provide essential advice and skills to those facing the challenge of protecting Suffolk's Heritage. Our speaker is Bob Kindred, a founding director of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation and a casework panel member for the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings and a Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

Free to Parish Councils and Societies which are members of SPS/ CPRE (max 2 delegates) or £40 for up to 2 delegates from non member groups.

Please contact Linda Cockburn at the SPS Office to book your places Tel: 01787 247179 Email: sps@suffolksociety.org


The Evolution of Suffolk's Historic Landscape

Framlingham from air.jpg

24 April, 9.30am – 1pm, followed by lunch. Haughley Park Barn, Haughley, IP14 3JY

Interested in the history of Suffolk's Landscape and why our towns and villages look as they do today? The join us for this special event.

Dr Richard Hoggett will examine the topography, buildings, settlement patterns and field systems which give Suffolk its distinctive landscape and explain methods and techniques to 'read' the history around us; how the historic environment we know came about and how we manage it today.

Richard is a heritage consultant specialising in heritage planning and has provided advice to local authorities, landowners, local authorities and developers for over 20 years.

Cost: £18.00 to include lunch. Open to all.

Please contact Linda Cockburn at the SPS Office to book your places Tel: 01787 247179 Email: sps@suffolksociety.org

Last updated: 20-10-2017