I work as a local authority and charity sector town planner, conservation officer and historic buildings consultant mainly in Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside.

I have three decades of experience working with a wide variety of historic buildings, townscapes, gardens, landscapes and archaeology, and have a detailed knowledge of the buildings of most historical periods. My expertise blends hands-on conservation, detailed historical research and conservation planning with mainstream development management.

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.

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 planning authority and Accrington Townscape Heritage Initiative and for Heritage Trust for the North West.

I am chair of the Edgar Wood Society which researches and promotes the work of Edgar Wood and the Northern Art Workers Guild and Arts & Crafts architecture more generally. I am a regular lecturer on architectural subjects.

David Robert Morris Dip GT MCD MRTPI IHBC

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