IHBC SW Branch: ‘Heritage in Law’ conference, Bristol, 9 June – Reduced rates for IHBC

Heritage in law website Apr2017The IHBC’s South West (SW) Branch explores ‘Heritage in Law’ at its 2017 Conference, supported by Historic England, with IHBC Full Member Dr Charles Mynors as keynote speaker, and taking place in Bristol on 9 June and with reduced rates for IHBC members. 

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IHBC welcomes BEFS’ success in new National Performance Framework heritage measures: Critical disrepair in pre-1919 dwellings

Scot Gov websiteThe IHBC has welcomed the announcement by Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS) that, following active engagement with the Scottish Government and across is members, a new National Performance Framework (NPF) measure for the historic environment has been adopted, the percentage of pre-1919 dwellings classified as having disrepair to critical elements.

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IHBC’s digital Contexts – Full issues going online: 1-20 available now! And if you have Issue 4, let us know!

Context ArchiveThe IHBC has commenced the posting online of the complete issues of Context, originally the ‘Newsletter’ of the predecessor organisation, the ACO, and today the historic environment practitioner’s best source for accessible expertise in contemporary conservation, with issues 1-20 now available, except No.4, so if you have a copy, please let us know. 

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IHBC’s ‘Top HESPR pick’ of the week: Greenham Common airfield control tower; closing 11 May

The IHBC’s heritage business listing, HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers members weekly Bulletins that bring tender and other business opportunities together into one handy resource, and the Director’s top pick for NewsBlog readers this week features a call from Greenham Parish Council for a Project Manager to lead on the refurbishment of the iconic control tower of the former Greenham Common airfield, closing 11 May and with no value stated. Continue reading

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Britain’s largest Community Right to Build Order (if successful) – Mount Pleasant’s ‘Royal Mail’ submitted to Camden Council

Creat Streets websiteThe Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood Forum has submitted what, if successful, will be Britain’s largest Community Right to Build Order, as the group intends to provide 40 more affordable homes than the Royal Mail scheme that has already been granted permission.

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Parnham House in Beaminster ravaged by ‘suspicious’ fire

A 16th Century stately home with later links to John Nash , Parnham House, Beaminster, has been severely damaged by an overnight fire. Continue reading

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Historic Environment Scotland Operating Plan 2017/18 out: Headlines digital, tourism… conservation…’

HES Annual Plan April 2017The second Annual Operating Plan for Historic Environment Scotland HES) has been published, with headline aims listed by HES Chief Executive Alex Paterson to include ‘Digital… Tourism… rural areas… properties… aiming to set high standards for conservation… role in the planning system and expert advice, training and guidance.’

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HLF statement on changes for funding for places of worship

HLF Places of worship website April 2017The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) is changing the way it funds places of worship as From September 2017, the current Grants for Places of Worship programme will close to new applications.

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Locality launches new Commission on the Future of Localism: Consultation process

locality org website 22 april 2017Locality, the link group for community-led neighbourhood organisations, has launched a new ‘Commission on the Future of Localism’ to uncover what is needed to reinvigorate local democracy and empower communities, with submission dates from 15 May.

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Towers that will change the face of Liverpool approved

£250 million scheme to build a three-tower housing complex on the edge of Liverpool’s business district has secured approval. 

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REMINDER: IHBC & partners in Belfast, 9 May for ‘It’s Not Just Retrofit’ and IHBC Annual School Belfast2018

Retrofit 2017 websiteThe IHBC Northern Ireland (NI) Branch and partners, the UAHS (Ulster Architectural Heritage Society) and RSUA (Royal Society of Ulster Architects), host a ‘Retrofit’ presentation and discussion led by IHBC trustee John Edwards in Belfast on 9 May, from 5-7pm, linked to planning for the Branch’s hosting of the IHBC Annual School, which will take place in Belfast in June 2018.

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Guidelines for Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment

CIfA IHBC IEMA logosThe IHBC is teaming up with the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) and the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) to produce a guidance document for cultural heritage impact assessment (GCHIA), and develop guidance as authoritative as the Guidelines for Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (GLVIA) has been in its sphere. Continue reading

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Reminder: IHBC helps open CIOB/NT conference: ‘Successful Operation of Historic Building’, London 3 May

On behalf of the IHBC, Director Sean O’Reilly will join in opening the joint CIOB/National Trust conference ‘Keys to the Successful Operation of Historic Buildings’ on 3 May 2017 in Somerset House, London.

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HS2 IHBC opportunity – 3 May Birmingham event

IHBC members who registered for the HS2 ‘Enabling Works Supplier Day’ on 3 May at the VOX, Birmingham will have the chance to meet the EWCs and HS2 specialists so that they can prepare themselves to bid for the upcoming opportunities.

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Half of councils yet to publish a Local Plan warns report

Local Gov UK news websiteNearly half of all local planning authorities in England have yet to publish a draft Local Plan, new research has revealed.

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‘£1m house’ in Kingston collapses into rubble

The BBC has reported on a large detached house in south-west London that was thought to be worth more than £1m has collapsed.

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Plans outline five year vision for the Trossachs National Park: ‘… big priorities… to make a lasting difference…’

Loch Lomand NPA websiteScotland’s Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park is set to undertake significant rural development under a new draft five year plan now subject to a 12-week, closing 3 July.

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Opinion: Guardian views on funding church heritage – save buildings if not beliefs

An opinion piece from the Guardian recognises that the ancient churches and cathedrals of Britain are real national treasures, shared with unbelievers, and they must be paid for.

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Be a ‘Friend’ to the IHBC’s 2017 Manchester School and use your network to join ours, absolutely free! (Limited Offer)

Friends of the School 2017Interested bodies can be a ‘Friend’ of the IHBC’s 2017 Manchester School, hosted by our North West Branch, and have their logo and website link on our ‘Friends of the School’ page, by agreeing to promote the School’s profile across their freely and easily accessible news or social media networks.

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IHBC & partners in Belfast, 9 May: Preparing for the 2018 IHBC School as John Edwards says: ‘It’s Not Just Retrofit’

Retrofit 2017 websiteThe IHBC Northern Ireland (NI) Branch and partners, the UAHS (Ulster Architectural Heritage Society) and RSUA (Royal Society of Ulster Architects), host a ‘Retrofit’ presentation and discussion led by IHBC trustee John Edwards in Belfast on 9 May, from 5-7pm, linked to planning for the Branch’s hosting of the IHBC Annual School, which will take place in Belfast in June 2018.

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IHBC Scotland fixes up your CPD Day on Metal Roofs: 28 April, Newhailes

Newhailes website April2017The IHBC’s Scotland Branch offers a one-day seminar on 28 April 2017 in and around Newhailes, to examine good practice in lead jointing, shaping lead on to awkward roofs, slate trimming and laying on metal roofs.

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THATCH CPD reminder: ‘Conservation of Thatch’, 17 May, Peterborough

Conservation of Thatch 2017Another remarkable day of IHBC-recognised CPD on the ‘Conservation of Thatch’, is on offer on 17 May, in Peterborough, with fees supported by Historic England. 

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HS2 IHBC opportunity – Reminder deadline for 3 May Birmingham event: 18 April

The IHBC and the Supply Chain team at HS2 (High Speed 2) are inviting IHBC members to an HS2 ‘Enabling Works Supplier Day’ on 3 May at the VOX, Birmingham, with Tuesday 18 April the deadline for registering interest. 

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IHBC’s ‘Top HESPR pick’ of the week: St Andrews University seeks consultant for refurbishment of B-listed Younger Hall; £7,500,000, closing 8 May

HESPR websiteThe IHBC’s heritage business listing, HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers members weekly Bulletins that bring tender and other business opportunities together into one handy resource, and the Director’s top pick for NewsBlog readers this week features a call from St Andrews University for a Consultant Architect for the Refurbishment of the Younger Hall at the university of St Andrews, with contract valued at £7,500,000, closing 8 May.

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‘Early Bird’ rates for IHBC’s 2017 Annual School end 21 April: Book now and save on CPD

IHBC Annual School flyerRate reductions on ‘Early Bird’ bookings for the IHBC’s 2017 School – ‘Transport Infrastructure’ – end 21 April, so if you want to get even better value, be sure to book now for your annual ‘re-charge’ of heritage CPD (Continuing Professional Development).

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