Mr Michael Taylor
Honorary Research Fellow
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Michael Taylor is a town planner and a specialist in the conservation of the historic built environment. He is currently working part-time for English Heritage in the West Midlands region. Before joining English Heritage in 2000, he was Senior Building Conservation Officer for Leicester City Council. Michael taught the Conservation, Heritage and Planning module on the MA Urban Conservation course at CUH in 2012.
In his work at English Heritage Michael is involved a wide range of planning casework in historic towns in the West Midlands and in proactive work to conserve and regenerate conservation areas in the region. He has been a member of the Design Review Panels for both Midlands Architecture and Designed Environment and Urban Vision North Staffordshire, the two architecture centres in the region.
Michael is a Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation Institute (IHBC). He is a member of the Editorial Board for the IHBC journal Context.
Michael’s research interests focus on historic built environment and conservation in Leicester and elsewhere. He is currently initiating a study of the work of the Leicester architects Symington, Prince and Pike.