MHAP are looking for two representatives to fill positions on the dedicated panel. The panel is a forum discussion between members about planning policy concerning Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas, it is a means of alerting the planning department to Listed or Historic buildings at risk and a resource for advice to Planning Officers and the Planning and Highways committee about specific Planning and Listed Building Consent applications.

Panel meetings are typically held monthly, commence with feedback from the city Conservation Officer, before proceeding to presentations of current applications (and pre-applications) by the case officers. The meetings end with topics raised by the panellists, such as building risk, enforcement, suggestions for listings etc.

MSA Nomination Requirements:

For anyone wishing to apply to the role, please can you submit the following information to by Monday 22nd April 2024.

  1. Evidence (via a CV) of current and/or recent experience of work on Listed Buildings in Manchester (e.g the area covered by the City Council).  – Local knowledge is essential in order to properly assess applications and in order to participate in the discussion and review of policy with respect to the city’s Conservation Areas.
  2. A statement outlining the expertise (and special areas of interest) you can bring to the panel and perhaps a brief commentary on what you consider to be the key issues concerning conservation and Manchester’s heritage generally.
  3. A commitment to attend at least 60% of the meetings. Applications often return to the panel after amendment (or re-application after refusal) so it is important that the panel applies its advice consistently over an extended time period. Meetings are currently held from 1:45pm (usually ending 4-5pm on the second Tuesday of each month.

Please note a catholic appreciation of architectural styles and knowledge of Manchester will be assessed higher than technical expertise in conservation matters.

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