IHBC’s to launch joint Conservation Professional Practice Principles at Manchester School, 23 June: Be there and see history… and collect a free copy!

IHBC Conservation Professional Practice Guide May 2017The IHBC will launch its joint ‘Conservation Professional Practice Principles’ on Friday 23 June at its Manchester Day School and conference, when delegates will receive free copies ‘hot off the press’ while lead author, IHBC’s Communications Secretary Dave Chetwyn, will introduce the new Principles in the context of the School’s theme, ‘Transport Infrastructure’.

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DBW headlines IHBC’s Manchester School to 6500 construction industry users – So reach out your colleagues and networks too!

infographic imageDesigning Buildings Wiki (DBW), the online construction industry knowledge base, has featured the IHBC’s 2017 Manchester School and its ‘Infrastructure’ theme to their 6500+ practitioner users, while IHBC members are encouraged to follow that lead and alert colleagues and networks to the unique learning on offer there too!

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HESPR top ‘two for one’ pick: Hall for Cornwall measured building survey (£25k) & East Lothian Research Framework (£58k)

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 another ‘two for one’ pick from across the UK, with a call from Hall for Cornwall for a measured building survey (£25k) and from East Lothian for a research framework (£58k), closing 5 and 6 June respectively.

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Still time to nominate someone or yourself for Historic England’s Heritage Angels Awards!

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Don’t forget: Historic England’s Heritage Angels Awards open till 4 June: Say ‘Well Done’ to someone you know – even yourself!

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Court of Session overturns wind farm blockings at Firths of Forth and Tay

RSPB website 260517A decision to halt plans for four offshore wind farms has been reversed by Lord Carloway, Scotland’s most senior judge, in the Court of Session.

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Kay Andrews: HLF £1.5m helps heritage and culture at the heart of Wales’ great places

A £1.5m Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) investment in Wales should promote a partnership approach to regeneration in Wales, says Kay Andrews, UK trustee and chair of HLF in Wales.

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Consent granted to Scotland’s first urban right to buy: Portobello Old Parish Church

A community group in Edinburgh is set to become the first organisation in an urban area to benefit from community right to buy powers as consent is granted for the purchase of the former Portobello Old Parish Church and halls to develop a multi-use community hub.

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HE marks centenary of Commonwealth War Graves Commission: 15 Herbert Baker listings

Historic England (HE) has commemorated 100 years of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission with 15 new and upgraded listings of war memorials by one of the Commission’s principal architects, Sir Herbert Baker

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High Court fight begins over plans for 400 homes on edge of Kedleston Estate, near Derby

Kedleston Hall has taken centre stage at the High Court as campaigners fight to overturn planning permission for up to 400 new homes in the area.

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Own a piece of Pride and Prejudice for £9m: On sale – Bennet’s (GII*) house from BBC’s Ehle-Firth production

The Grade II* listed Luckington Court at Luckington in Wiltshire, best known as the Bennet’s house from the 1995 BBC production of Pride and Prejudice starring Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth, is on the market for the first time in 70 years, through Strutt & Parker with a guide price of £9 million.

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Town planning degree apprenticeship approved in principle by Government

The Government has approved in principle the Royal Town Planning Institute’s (RTPI) proposal to develop a Degree Apprenticeship for Chartered Town Planners in England.

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IHBC, heritage & infrastructure – challenges and opportunities – so let your colleagues & networks know: Manchester, 22, 23 & 24 June

Manchester 2017 conference websiteGain insights into one of the most challenging heritage resources of our time – transport infrastructure – and discover imaginative opportunities and sustainable answers, at the IHBC’s 2017 School and conference (22-24 June), and let your colleagues and networks know!

For everything, see manchester2017.ihbc.org.uk

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IHBC responds to HE’s ‘Enabling Development and heritage Assets’

IHBC comments have been lodged for the Historic England (HE) consultation on ‘Enabling Development and Heritage Assets’.

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IHBC welcomes ’Heritage Works’ 2017, a toolkit of best practice in heritage regeneration launched

Heritage Works 2017The third edition of ’Heritage Works’ has been launched by Deloitte for the British Property Federation (BPF), Historic England and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

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IHBC CPD in focus and in Context: Conservation Area antecedents in America’s southern States

Context 148 p14In the latest issue of the IHBC’s membership journal Context, themed on the 50th Anniversary of the Civic Amenities Act and the birth of Conservation Areas, Timothy Cantell explores Conservation Area ‘Antecedents from the American South’.

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Court delivers landmark ruling strengthening hand of local planners

A council in Cheshire has secured a ‘landmark ruling’ from the Supreme Court that it says will better protect green areas from speculative housing developments.

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LGA’s ‘Ten point plan’ to boost local services: local government sets out key manifesto ‘asks’

The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents more than 370 councils in England and Wales, has called on all political parties to commit to a 10-point plan to boost vital local services, build homes, create school places, close skills gaps and drive economic growth.

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£45m Welsh Government funding to support national cultural heritage

Wales’ national institutions will benefit from almost £45 million of Welsh Government funding this year, Economy Secretary Ken Skates announced on 15 May.

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Changes to the apprenticeship funding system in England

England is making changes to the way apprenticeship funding works, including introducing an apprenticeship levy, an apprenticeship service and a new ‘co-investment rate’.

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Building Conservation Project of the Year: RICS Awards, East of England

Quay Place image copyright Andy MarshellBuilding Conservation Project of the Year at the RICS Awards, East of England is a £5.1 million scheme to rescue the ‘at risk’ Grade II* Medieval church, St Mary at the Quay, Ipswich, transforming it into a unique wellbeing and heritage centre.

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Green campaigner loses court battle on poetic landscape and Derry-Belfast upgrade

An environmentalist has lost a court case against the A6 Derry to Belfast route of a major road scheme close to landscape made famous by poet Seamus Heaney, reports the Derry Daily.

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IHBC launches online registration for Recognised CPD providers: Sign up online, for free!

IHBC CPD ProvidersAs part of the IHBC’s refinement of our support for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and related learning opportunities for members and practitioners from all disciplines and backgrounds, we are launching a new online registration form for anyone seeking recognition by the IHBC as a CPD provider.

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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 SchoolInterested 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 responds to White Paper on housing market

Fixing our broken housing market consultationThe consultation on England’s Housing White Paper – ‘Fixing our Broken Housing Market’ – has now closed and the IHBC has submitted its comments.

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HESPR top Pick: Pembrokeshire seeks consultant to define and value cultural heritage, closing 13 June

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 Pembrokeshire County Council for a consultant to undertake a study to define the potential value and impact of Pembrokeshire’s cultural heritage, closing 13 June and with no value given.

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