IHBC on ‘Heritage Project Management’, with CIOB: local training, for UK practitioners – Bishop Auckland, Co Durham, 18/19 October

On 18/19 October the IHBC, with local and national partners that include the CIOB, will host a learning day and more on ‘Heritage Project Management’, at Bishop Auckland, Co Durham, offering delegates from across the UK practical insights into the working of heritage-led regeneration projects across Castle, conservation area and building works valued at some £90 million. Continue reading

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IHBC update on HE review of written advice and guidance: LA conservation services input sought

Pye Tait HE Guidance Review 180817Pye Tait is carrying out an independent review of Historic England’s (HE) online advice and guidance, and they want to try and boost responses from local authority (LA) conservation officers in particular.

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HESPR’s top pick of the week: Medway Council seeks heritage interpretation strategy and delivery on HLF project, closing 1 September, valued £97,000

The IHBC’s heritage business listing, HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers members a weekly ‘News and Tender Alert’ that brings business opportunities together into one handy resource, while the IHBC Director’s top pick for NewsBlog readers this week features a call from Medway Council for a heritage interpretation strategy and delivery on its ‘Command Of The Heights’ HLF-funded project, valued at £97,000, and closing 1 September.

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New Designing Buildings Wiki post features Sir Donald Insall on Chester Conservation Areas, from our ‘Anniversary’ Context 

Chester rows Donald Insall AssociatesSir Donald Insall’s article on ‘Chester, conservation as positive action’, written for the IHBC’s Conservation Area anniversary issue of Context of March 2017, is now available on Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW), the construction industry’s knowledge base, through the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki resource.

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DCLG publishes guidance on Brownfield Registers and Permission in Principle

UK Gov Brownfield Registers webpage 180817The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has published Planning Practice Guidance to support permission in principle and brownfield registers of land suitable for housing, while a national data standard that all local planning authorities in England are encouraged to follow in preparing and publishing their brownfield land registers has also been published.

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London Mayor’s new planning rules to boost affordable housing: Faster planning permission

London Assembly website 180817At least half the new homes built on public land in London will have to be affordable to benefit from faster planning permission under a new approach to development set out in ‘Supplementary Planning Guidance’ published by the Mayor, Sadiq Khan.

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Places, People and Planning – BEFS response to the Position Statement

BEFS website 180817Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS) has submitted its response to the Scottish Government’s position paper on the planning review, published in advance of an anticipated Planning Bill this autumn.

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Nominations for Ecclesiastical’s Heritage Heroes Awards 2017 now open; closing 30 Sept

Nominations are now open for Heritage Heroes Award which will be announced by The Heritage Alliance (THA) on Heritage Day 2017, with entries closing on 30 September.

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SAVE & partners granted permission for judicial review of government decision on Paddington Cube

SAVE website 180817The High Court has granted permission to SAVE Britain’s Heritage (SAVE) with the Victorian Society and others, to challenge the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government over his refusal to call in the Paddington Cube proposals for public inquiry.

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Campaigners delighted as reconstruction work finally begins on Maida Vale pub the Carlton Tavern

High and Ham website 180817Work has begun, as a result of campaigners fight, on the reconstruction of a beloved pub the Carlton Tavern, Maida Vale which was knocked down illegally by its owners.

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Scottish ‘history police’ aim to correct misleading displays

iNew website 180817A Scottish tour operator has set up a national ‘history police’ forum, allowing the public to report misleading or inaccurate information at museums and local information boards. Continue reading

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Alnwick Civic Society thanks IHBC, CV etc. for funding to help secure £6600 celebration of Conservation Areas anniversary

Alnwick Civic Society has secured £6,600 for a special publishing project on local ‘Heritage Heroes’, thanks to seed-funding from the IHBC and Civic Voice, and now 2,000 copies can be made available at no cost for local groups, schools, residents and visitors.

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New Designing Buildings Wiki post features ‘Understanding dampness’ from IHBC’s ‘Green Retrofit’ Context

Somerset HouseThe article on ‘Understanding Dampness’ from IHBC’s ‘Green Retrofit’ Context by John Edwards and Peter Ward, is now available on Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW), the construction industry’s knowledge base, through the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki resource.

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Five towns and cities shortlisted for UK City of Culture 2021

UK Gov City of Culture 2021 imageCoventry, Paisley, Stoke-on-Trent, Sunderland and Swansea have been shortlisted to host UK City of Culture 2021, Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism, John Glen announced following a meeting of the independent advisory panel chaired by Phil Redmond.

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Jodrell Bank’s Mark II telescope gets Grade I listed status

HE Jodrell Bank image 150817Jodrell Bank’s second largest radio telescope has been given Grade I listed status for its pioneering role in radio astronomy.

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New Generation Thinkers scheme 2018 from AHRC: Bringing university research and ideas to broad audiences via media 

AHRC website details 150817A pioneering scheme New Generation Thinkers 2018 from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) aims to develop a new generation of academics who can bring the best of university research and scholarly ideas to a broad audience through working with the media, and offers a chance for early career researchers to cultivate the skills to communicate their research findings to those outside the academic community.

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National Churches Trust’s ‘Five point plan’ to secure the future of the UK’s church buildings

National churches Trust website 150817A five point plan to secure the future of the UK’s church buildings has been set out by the National Churches Trust as follows:

  1. Prioritise the maintenance of church buildings.
  2. Make more churches centres for the community.
  3. Put churches firmly on the visitor and tourist map.
  4. Create a one-stop shop for churches applying for funding for repairs and maintenance.
  5. Open church buildings every day.

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IHBC’s ‘Belfast 2018’ preamble: Titanic Quarter owner injects £29m into development project 

Titanic Belfast Wiki entryThe co-owner of Belfast’s Titanic Quarter project has injected another £29m into the business, ensuring that there will be even more to consider at the IHBC 2018 School in Belfast in June.

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LI Feature: Glasgow designs for exhibition aim to calm, shelter and entertain the public

Glasgow gets huggable street furniture

The Landscape Institute (LI) has featured work from Glasgow design team, SLAPS, which has produced two pieces of ‘social furniture’, as part of the Galvanize! exhibition in the city.

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Halifax Piece Hall opens after £19m regeneration

Halifax Piece Hall Trust websiteThe UK’s only surviving 18th Century cloth trading hall has re-opened after a £19m restoration.

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HES Blog: Conservation work to unroofed nave at Dunkeld Cathedral

HES Dunkeld Cathderal imageWithout a roof to protect it, the stone of Dunkeld Cathedral is vulnerable to changing climate but specialist conservation team are working to protect it – from 1920 into Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, as a blog from Historic Environment Scotland’s (HES) Duncan Ainslie explores.

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IHBC welcomes Peter Aiers (IHBC) as new Chief Executive at The Churches Conservation Trust

Peter Aiers imageThe IHBC has welcomed the announcement from Peter Ainsworth, Chairman of The Churches Conservation Trust (CCT), that IHBC member Peter Aiers will be the new Chief Executive of the Trust.

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New Context out: Issue 150 on ‘Conservation and Urbanism’ –from conservative surgery to car parking and Yangon & more

Context 150The latest issue of the IHBC’s membership journal Context, (No 150) is now out, themed around Conservation and Urbanism.

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IHBC thanked by Stamford Civic Society for supporting exhibition marking anniversary of the first Conservation Area

Stamford 1967 logoAs part of the Stamford 50 local celebrations Stamford Civic Society is holding an exhibition at Stamford Arts Centre, 20 – 28 September, looking at why conservation is still important today, while acknowledging the IHBC’s funding support for the event in its publicity.

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HESPR’s top pick of the week: NHMF seeks evaluation of projects funded closing 26 August, valued £30,000

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, while the Director’s top pick for NewsBlog readers this week features a call from the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) for evaluation of the Heritage Grants projects funded under HLF’s 3rd Strategic Plan (SP3) (from 2008-13), valued at £50,000, and closing 26 August.

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