The Trust aims to influence local, regional and national planning matters in so far as they affect the City of Bath and its environs. We do this by campaigning and providing expert advice and opinion of planning applications, planning policy and legislation, and other matters affecting the World Heritage site and its environs. The Trust’s Architecture and Planning Committee, which meets monthly, considers all relevant planning applications and submits comments to the local planning authority. That committee draws together expert volunteers from the world of planning, architecture, public policy, conservation management and building development. The Committee is supported in its work by the Trust’s conservation officer, a professional conservation-trained planner. Staff and Committee members also welcome early engagement with developers and architects at an early stage of plans in order to influence the development of a project. Meetings are attended by Caroline Kay (BPT Chief Executive), Joanna Robinson (BPT Conservation Officer) and Sacha Hunter (BPT Architecture & Planning Assistant). Members of the Committee:
Chairman of the Architecture and Planning committee.
|Retired Chartered Surveyor||MA (Cambridge University) and a retired Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and commercial property consultant, specialising in development and real estate investment. Formerly deputy chairman of Lambert Smith Hampton, the national commercial property consultancy. Non-executive director and Chairman of the Cheshire Building Society (now part of the Nationwide B.S.) Non-executive director of The Manchester Airport Group – owners of Manchester, East Midlands, Bournemouth, Humberside, and Stansted airports.
Chairman of Environs Committee
|Chartered Civil Engineer||As Chair of the Environs Committee, and with strong rural roots, Robert has a special interest in rural planning issues relating to the Green Belt, AONB and WHS Setting. He benefits from a practical Engineer’s understanding of buildings, structures and traffic.|
|James Ayres||Architectural historian, author and Stone carver||As Director of the Judkyn Memorial at Freshford Manor, James Ayres circulated exhibitions in Europe on the Social History of the USA. His various books include: Building the Georgian City (1998) and Domestic Interiors….1500-1850 (2003). More recently Oxbow has issued his Traditional Buildings of the Oxford Region (with John Steane 2013) and Art, Artisans, and Apprentices (2014). For many years James was a Trustee of the Bath Preservation Trust and he is currently Patron the of the Merchant’s House, Marlborough, President of the Wiltshire Buildings Record, Brother of the Artworkers Guild and Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in London.|
|Simon Morray-Jones||Architect, SMJ Architects||Simon Morray-Jones qualified as an Architect (BSc. B.Arch RIBA) in 1983 and now heads a RIBA Chartered Practice of seventeen, based in the city centre, which specialises in upgrading historic properties whilst adapting them to the twenty-first century. He has considerable experience in all aspects of new build projects and the restoration, conversion and extension of listed buildings (Grade 1, 2* and 2). He has received numerous awards for such work. Simon has been a Trustee of the Bath Preservation Trust since 2005.|
|Mark Wilson-Jones||Architect, and lecturer at University of BathArchitecture/design||Mark is a Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Director of Postgraduate Research. He teaches architectural history and theory at different levels. His research concentrates on ancient architecture and its design, along with the ramifications for developments since the Renaissance. Mark is an architect and architectural historian. After completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Cambridge and a diploma in architecture (RIBA Part 2) at the University of Westminster (then PCL) he went on to win tenure of the Rome Prize in Architecture at the British School at Rome. Before moving to Bath in 2000 he combined research into architectural history and archaeology with private practice in London and Rome and part-time teaching at the University of Rome and several American Universities and research institutes. His book Principles of Roman Architecture was the first ever book to be awarded both the Banister Fletcher Prize and the Alice Davis Hitchcock Medallion.|
|Ann Godfrey||Retired chartered town planner/ landscape officer||MA (Cantab), BA (Landscape Architecture), MRTPI (Ret’d). Now retired from paid employment. Chartered Town Planner for 30 years with experience as both provider and recipient of ‘planning’. Consultant for 20 years with clients/jobs throughout the UK, following experience in local government and Milton Keynes Development Corporation. Latterly, also designed and monitored landscape schemes. Active member of local amenity societies since 1968. Involved in Planning Aid from 1975-85 & 2002-12.|
|Ainslie Ensom||World Heritage Enhancement Fund Administrator; MSc in Architectural Conservation||Following a career in Fashion and Textile Design and Botanical Illustration, Ainslie Ensom gained an MSc in Historic Building Conservation at Bath University, and now works in the field of practical conservation. Administrator for the World Heritage Site Enhancement Fund since its inception in 2009, she organises and oversees projects such as the on-going historic street sign conservation programme, and as one of the Trustees for Cleveland Pools, Ainslie has a watching brief on the preservation of the historic integrity of the site during restoration.|
|Kay Ross||Architectural historian||Kay Ross MA (Historic Archaeology of the Modern World) Cert HE (Vernacular Architecture) has researched both architectural and garden history for many years, forming McLaughlin Ross llp with David McLaughlin, Conservation Architect, in 2005. The practice specialises in the understanding, conservation and development of historic buildings and churches, ancient monuments, conservation areas and historic landscapes, as well as new buildings in historic settings. A key aspect of Kay’s work involves producing historic and archaeological building and landscape evaluations, conservation plans and heritage impact assessments.|
|Stephen Dalley-Smith||Architect||Stephen has worked as an Architect in private practice in the Bath area for over thirty three years. For the past twenty years he has run his own practice working with new build and Listed buildings in the City of Bath and the surrounding rural areas. RIBA Housing in the Countryside Award 1999 and other local awards.|
|Mary Stacey||Project manager/regeneration||Mary Sabina Stacey MRTPI, IHBC. B.A., M.A., BTp, Dip Arch Cons, M.Management. Retired local government officer, specialising in heritage conservation. Latterly with B&NES, posts included Built Heritage Manager, Combe Down Stone Mines Project Leader, and finally Development Manager.|
|Angela Crofts||Retired architect||Retired Chartered Architect, Post Graduate Diploma in Architectural Conservation from Bristol University. 35 years in private practice in Bath. Former Architectural Conservation convener for RIBA Wessex. Former member of the Conservation Advisory Committee for South Glos District Council.|
|Roger Button||Retired architect||Retired from Buro Happold, locally based consulting engineers working internationally. Roger has worked in a number of countries on water and environmental projects.|
|Varian Tye||Planning Officer||Recently retired from B&NES as Senior Conservation Officer in the Historic Building Team, Varian dealt with a wide range of historic buildings in the City, World Heritage Site, and the surrounding rural area. Varian has worked in local authority Conservation/Historic Building Teams for over 30 years. He is a member of the Institute of Historic Buildings Conservation Officers, and a Member of The Royal Town Planning Institute. Varian has a Diploma in Town and Country Planning from Bristol Polytechnic and a post graduate Diploma in Architectural and Building Conservation from Leicester Polytechnic.|
|Barry Gilbertson||Chartered Surveyor||Barry’s 45 year career has been in real estate, construction and business recovery. Barry was a partner with PwC from 1996 – 2011 & previously MD of commercial &residential investment & development companies. Since 2011, working as the eponymous Barry Gilbertson Consultancy, Barry also serves as an independent non-executive director of three public companies, in Austria (as Chairman), inCanada and in UK, and is a member of Council at the University of Bath. Anacknowledged expert in interpreting property markets, Barry won the Estates Review Property Insolvency Award 2009, and specialises in strategic solutions for real estate within a business context. Barry holds appointments as Visiting Professor at two British universities, and has lectured at 20 universities around the world; served on the UN Real Estate Advisory Group for six years; served on the Bank of England Property Forum for ten years and; was 123rd President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (‘RICS’) in 2004/5. Barry’s expertise includes most aspects of the Built Environment : from planning, to surveying structures, to Listed Buildings, to valuation and latterly improving his knowledge of Bath’s history.|
Robert Mitchell founded and runs Mitchell Eley Gould, a contemporary architectural practice in Bath and is an RIBA accredited Specialist Conservation Architects working largely in the education sector on nineteenth century listed buildings. He is a Teaching Fellow at the University of Bath and was the third year studio leader for 5 years. He previously sat on the RIBA Council for 6 years, was Regional Chair and a member of the Education Committee and currently sits on the Research Grants Committee. The Practice have won a number of RIBA and RICS awards including for projects in the conservation sector. He is Commodore of Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club.
|Caroline Kay||CEO Bath Preservation Trust||Caroline Kay has been Chief Executive of Bath Preservation Trust since September 2007. Since that time she has overseen the redevelopment of No 1 Royal Crescent, a £5m project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and philanthropic giving, as well as the expansion of the Trust’s campaigning and educational work. Before joining BPT, Caroline worked for many years as a consultant in Arts and Heritage projects with UK/US consultancy AEA Consulting, and as an expert adviser for the UK Heritage Lottery Fund. She started her career working in the House of Lords, and also worked for the Wellcome Trust. She has a first class degree from Oxford University in Physiology and Psychology and a Masters in Organisational Psychology from Bristol University. She is a member of the Regional Advisory Board of the National Trust in the South West and a Director of Bath Bridge.|
|Amy Frost||Architectural Curator of the Trust & Curator of Beckford’s Tower –||Dr Amy Frost is the Architectural Curator of the Bath Preservation Trust based at the Museum of Bath Architecture and specialises in British architecture of the eighteenth and early nineteenth century. Alongside her work on the built heritage of Bath she is also an expert on the life and aesthetics of the British collector and writer William Beckford (1760-1844) and is the Curator of Beckford’s Tower & Museum in Bath. She is a part-time Teaching Fellow at the University of Bath, School of Architecture.|
|Joanna Robinson||Conservation Officer – BPT||BPT Conservation Officer,BA(Hons) Town & Country Planning, MA Town Planning, PGDip Architectural Conservation; over 11 years experience in planning & conservation, in post since 2007|
|Sacha Hunter||Architecture & Planning Assistant (Intern) – BPT||MA Modern History, MSc Conservation of Historic Buildings, historic buildings research|