IHBC consultation response as HE’s revised GPA Note 3 title includes ‘Views’ with ‘Setting’

IHBC Consultation Response 130317Historic England’s (HE’s) revision of its Good Practice Advice (GPA) Note 3, ‘The Setting of Heritage Assets’ specifies ‘views’ in its proposed new title and content, to recognise planning issues not covered in the original document, while the IHBC’s consultations response offers further observations on the proposed new content. Continue reading

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REMINDER IHBC Marsh Award closes on 31 March

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IHBC Annual School reminder: end-of-year budgets

The IHBC is reminding members and their colleagues that they may want to take advantage of any end-of-year budget surpluses – and the Annual School’s early bird delegate rate – to book places or secure sponsorship at the 2017 School.

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Neighbourhood Planning Bill passed in House of Lords

After its third reading and with several amendments, the bill has now passed  back to the Commons.

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Guidance For Housing And NSIPs Published

The government has published guidance regarding the details of measures that will see major infrastructure projects that include up to 500 homes considered as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP)

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Victorian Visions

Historic Environment Scotland blogGuest blogger Veronica Barbagallo tells us about an upcoming student exhibition project created in partnership with Historic Environment Scotland

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Green light for £2 billion garden city development in Cardiff

Wales online websiteThe City of Cardiff Council has approved plans for the remaining elements of Plasd?r, the £2 billion garden city development earmarked for the north-west outskirts of the capital.

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Fire destroys Grade II-listed Alston Hall in Longridge

Telegraph websiteThe fire at Grade II-listed Alston Hall could have been started deliberately, police have said.

Historic England described the hall as “highly decorative” and it is thought to have been under renovation when the fire started.

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More than 100 housing estates receive regeneration cash boost

Local authorities and housing associations will receive funding to speed up the building of thousands of new homes.

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More than 100 housing estates across the country are set to benefit from a significant investment to kick-start their regeneration, the Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has announced today (24 March 2017).

From Gateshead to Plymouth, the £32 million Estate Regeneration Fund will be distributed to local authorities and housing associations across England to speed up the building of thousands of new homes.

After successful engagement with local communities, a total of 105 estates will benefit from the funding, to be used to speed up regeneration schemes in their early stages. It will also help address problems that hold up projects and give local authorities access to skills to ensure high-quality regeneration.

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UNESCO hosts First International Coordination Meeting for the recovery of Aleppo’s heritage

Unesco news website UNESCO brought together Syrian stakeholders and international experts to evaluate damage to historic monuments during a Technical and Coordination Meeting convened by UNESCO

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REMINDER – Celebrate your retired members with IHBC’s Marsh Award

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IHBC Branches: Celebrate your retired members with a nomination for IHBC’s Marsh Award before 31 March: £500 and a Full School place for those contributing to the community

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IHBC Guidance Note ‘Community Infrastructure Levy and Historic Buildings’ online

IHBC’s Guidance Note (GN), ‘Community Infrastructure Levy and Historic Buildingshas been published on the IHBC’s Toolbox. Continue reading

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School’s children help secure Chislehurst war memorial GII listing

The war memorial on Chislehurst Common has been awarded Grade II listed status, thanks to pupils at Montbelle Primary School.

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Nominations for Europa Nostra’s 7 Most Endangered 2018

Europa Nostra websiteEuropa Nostra’s ‘7 Most Endangered’ programme for 2018 is open, so if you know of important heritage that is endangered nominate it before the closing date of 30 June 2017.

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Cheshire design consultancy works on NT’s HLF-funded Quarry Bank brief

NT quarrybank websiteMather & Co of Cheshire has completed the first phase of a four-year project at the National Trust’s (NT) Quarry Bank estate in Cheshire.

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Hudson Heritage Awards 2017 – winners revealed

Penelope, Viscountess Cobham, CBE, chairman of VisitEngland, presented the awards at Goldsmiths Hall in London on 14 March.

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Bothy-bagging: Scotland’s best-kept secrets revealed

Scotland general imageBothies – remote shelters in the wilderness where walkers can spend the night free of charge – have long been one of Scotland’s best-kept secrets. A new book has revealed the location of 80 of the mountain huts.

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Norfolk’s neolithic flint mines at Grime’s Graves open new pit to public

English Heritage’s Grime’s Graves, identified about 150 years ago as neolithic flint mines, has opened a second pit to visitors who will be winched deep underground to see the 4,000-year-old site where Neolithic miners used antlers to hack out flint.

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Know a great learner? Congratulate with an IHBC Marsh Award nomination – closing 31 March

IHBC Marsh Award logoThe IHBC’s new Marsh Awards programme has entered its second year, and includes the celebration of successful learning in heritage activities, with prizes of £500 and a free place at the IHBC’s Annual School (closing date 31 March 2017).

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IHBC Course Connection Day 2016 – Videos offer first hand insights to students’ diverse philosophies

CC Days websiteThe IHBC’s ‘Conservation Course Connection Day’ (CCCD) is the institute’s main annual event supporting conservation students, and recently posted videos of the most recent day, in Birmingham in November 2016, demonstrated a healthy diversity of conservation perspectives among early career practitioners.

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IHBC East Anglia offers no-frills CPD on ‘Traditional Repairs’ Day! 16 May – Orchard Barn restoration project

IHBC East Anglia branch eventThe IHBC’s East Anglia Branch has organised a one-day workshop ‘traditional repairs’ – with talks and hands-on experience of lime plaster, wattle and daub, clay lump and timber frame repair –on 16 May at Orchard Barn, Suffolk.

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IHBC’s CPD boost: Context on the 2016 School tours – Thursday

Context 146 articleThe 2016 Annual School’s Thursday tours visited different sites in Worcester and considered how conservation and heritage can been seen in the city today, so you were there or not, you can reflect on the experience through write-ups in Context, as you ask yourself ‘Can I afford to miss Manchester 2017’.

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Cadw: Emergency interventions at Ruthin Castle

Ruthin Castle Conservation Trust websiteThe Welsh Government’s historic environment service, Cadw, has stepped in to undertake emergency stabilisation works at Ruthin Castle, before large parts of this significant historic site are lost.

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Scotland’s special themed tourism years unveiled

Scotland seascapeIt has been confirmed that Scotland’s themed Years’ tourism programme will continue beyond 2018, with built and cultural heritage continuing as a central feature.

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£200,000 funding to help ‘transform planning system’ across UK

A mix of nine small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and local planning authorities from across the UK have been selected by Future Cities Catapult to receive £200,000 to transform outdated planning systems.

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