I am a heritage and conservation specialist working mainly in the local authority and voluntary sectors of Lancashire and Greater Manchester.
I have three decades of experience working with historic buildings, townscape, gardens, landscape and archaeology, and a detailed knowledge of the buildings of most historical periods. My expertise blends hands-on conservation with historical research and conservation planning.
I research historic buildings and areas, manage conservation schemes, specify repairs and restoration, bid for public funding, determine or submit listed building consents, make new conservation areas and formulate heritage planning policies.
I also promote heritage buildings and areas through websites and other media. Such work may involve short discrete commissions or long term projects lasting several years, as a local authority planner, conservation officer, consultant or in an honorary role for a local charity.
I am a full member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and the Institute of Historic Buildings Conservation,
I am presently senior planner and conservation officer for the Hyndburn and Blackburn with Darwen planning authorities, Growth Lancashire, Blakey Moor and Accrington Townscape Heritage Initiatives and Heritage Trust for the North West (Hon.).
David Robert Morris Dip GT MCD MRTPI IHBC