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FOCUS ON CURTILAGE LISTING | An afternoon with Dr. Charles Mynors

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An afternoon with Dr. Charles Mynors

Friday 9th November 2018

Photo: James Newton


Dr Charles Mynors is the leading authority on the extensive case law related to Curtilage Listings.


He has written extensively on the Law and Planning procedures with regards to the heritage and built environment.  His book, ‘Listed Buildings and Other Heritage Assets’, was revised in late 2017 and is now into its 5th Edition.  It has become the ‘must have’ book for anyone involved with Listed Buildings and potential Planning disputes.


This highly detailed and engaging presentation will cover the topic of Curtilage Listings in considerable detail and will

include the following, among much more:


  • how to determine curtilage Listing
  • what is or isn’t a curtilage building
  • case law examples

This seminar will be of relevance to conservation officers and other heritage professionals, town planners, urban designers, engineers, surveyors, architects, archaeologists, Civic Society and heritage group members and community groups involved in Neighbourhood Planning.


This is a unique opportunity and not to be missed.



VENUE:  Council Chambers, City of Lincoln Council, City Hall, Beaumont Fee, Lincoln, LN1 1DD  (Please report to main reception on arrival)



How to get here:


The venue is a short walk, some 15 minutes, from Lincoln Railway Station,
St Mary’s Street, Lincoln, LN5 7EW and Lincoln Bus Station. 


If you are driving, there are several car parks nearby and further information is available at:




Seminar fee:


£20 – IHBC member


£25 – non IHBC member


Please note there is a maximum of 50 places for this event.  Tickets will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.  No refunds once ticket is purchased.





(Chair: Liz Mayle IHBC East Midlands Branch Chair)


13.00 – Arrival


13.15 – Welcome and Introduction, Liz Mayle


13.30 – Dr Charles Mynors presentation on the extent of listing


Interval with tea/coffee followed by discussion


16.00 – CLOSE


Dr. Charles Mynors FRTPI FRICS IHBC FICFor (Hon)

After obtaining degrees in architecture and town planning, Charles worked as a planner in local government for nine years, and also qualified as a chartered surveyor.  He was then called to the Bar, and practised as a planning barrister for 26 years.  During that time he appeared in court and at inquiries – particularly in relation to cases involving historic buildings and areas, trees, advertisements and village greens.  Latterly he had a mainly advisory practice, and sat as an inspector at inquiries.

He is the author of Listed Buildings and Other Heritage Assets– the first edition of which appeared in 1989; the fifth edition, co-authored by Nigel Hewitson, in 2017.  He wrote The Law of Trees, Forests and Hedgesin 2002, for which he was awarded a Doctorate by the University of Cambridge (second edition 2011).  The Control of Outdoor Advertising and Graffitifollowed in 2009.  He was also a visiting professor at Oxford Brookes University for 23 years, lecturing on historic buildings law there and at the University of Bath. 

Charles has long been involved in planning law reform, and in 2001 produced a report for the Society for Advanced Legal Studies entitled The simplification of planning legislation.  In 2016 he was invited to join the Law Commission; and was the principal author of its Consultation Paper on Planning Law in Wales.  He is now working on the Final Report, to be published in the Autumn of 2018.  He will then be assisting the Welsh Government to produce a new suite of simplified planning legislation, hopefully to be enacted in 2020.

Charles is also a distinguished ecclesiastical lawyer.  He was appointed as the Chancellor of the Diocese of Worcester in 1998, and is the author of Changing Churches: a practical guide to the faculty system(June 2016); a companion volume on churchyards will follow in due course. 

Charles is married with two children and two grand-children.  In his “spare time”, he is busy with church activities, and is trying to learn to play the harp.

 1 October 2018