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IHBC makes history again: New joint conservation practice statement – ‘Conservation Professional Practice Principles’ launched at 2017 School and AGM

The IHBC has launched our joint ‘Conservation Professional Practice Principles’ at the 2017 Day School and AGM in Manchester, which offers a new, accessible statement on practice principles for specialists working in built and historic environment conservation roles.

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IHBC AGM 2017: Cultivating new officers while delivering on our ambitions 

The IHBC’s 2017 Annual General Meeting saw the election of two new trustees to national posts in the institute – Jill Kerry (0472MEM NI) as IHBC Treasurer, and Andrew Shepherd, as IHBC Education Secretary, (1532MEM YO) – and new Branch … Continue reading

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IHBC 2018 School announced: Belfast, June 21-23, 2018 – ‘Our shared heritage’ 

Andrew McClelland, chair of the IHBC’s Northern Ireland (NI) Branch, announced the theme and details for the 2018 Annual School at the close of the 2017 Day School in Manchester, introducing the school under the title: ‘Our shared Heritage: communication … Continue reading

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HESPR’s top pick of the week: Consultant to evaluate impact of Historic England’s work, valued £30-40k, closing 10 July

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 … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD boost: Reflections on the Power of Place – Locality-led partnering on place-based working in Sheffield

Over 100 people from different walks of life gathered around a dance floor in Sheffield City Hall recently – not to learn ballroom steps, but instead to learn how to be partners in place-based working, in a joint event with … Continue reading

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HE reopens applications for Heritage Action Zones (HAZ)- improve economic growth and quality of life in your local places

Historic England (HE) has reopened applications for Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) status and support, offering opportunities to improve economic growth and quality of life in cities by breathing new life into old places.

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Scotland’s ‘What’s Your Heritage?’ campaign results out as Scots share thoughts on what heritage means to them

A report on what heritage means to Scots has been published by Historic Environment Scotland (HES), revealing which of Scotland’s places, buildings and monuments might be recognised and celebrated.

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Rural Network Wales’ Sustainable Management Scheme Application to open 10 July

Rural network Wales Sustainable Management scheme third application window is opening on 10 July, and will provide financial support for land management and collaboration activities.

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Girdwood Community Hub takes top honours at Northern Ireland RICS Awards

More than 30 of Northern Ireland’s most impressive and community-beneficial property schemes battled it out for top honours at the RICS Awards 2017, Northern Ireland with North Belfast’s Girdwood Community Hub claiming the overall ‘Project of the Year’ award.

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IHBC President’s planning perspectives: RIBA’s ‘Design Companion for Planning and Placemaking’

RIBA Publishing has released ‘The Design Companion for Planning and Placemaking’, a primer described as ‘invaluable for planners, councillors, highway engineers and anyone involved in planning, creating or changing places’, that includes a contribution from IHBC President David McDonald on … Continue reading

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IHBC Members with benefits: £10 off RTPI NE on ‘Heritage Matters’, in Newcastle, 5 July

Reduced rates are on offer to IHBC members from RTPI North East (NE) for its ‘Heritage Matters: from Policy to Practice‘ seminar in Newcastle on 5 July 2017, at which IHBC North Branch Chair Jules Brown will speak on ‘Conservation … Continue reading

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IHBC opportunities spotlight: Innovate UK seeks applications for £5m for innovation in ‘infrastructure systems for a better world’ 

Innovate UK will invest up to £5m in projects – including Knowledge Transfer Partnership in infrastructure systems – that stimulate innovation in infrastructure systems that provide critical services for the economy, environment and society and create growth for UK businesses, … Continue reading

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Conservative areas ‘difficult’ to get planning permission in, warn developers

Property developers are finding it ‘significantly more difficult’ to get new houses built in areas controlled by Conservative politicians, new research reveals.

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Nominations open for third Scottish ‘Heritage Angels’ Awards 2017

Nominations have opened for the third Scottish Heritage Angels Awards in a bid to find those groups and individuals – or ‘Angels’ – who have played a special part in caring for, recording and celebrating the nation’s historic environment.

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Findings from Lichfields’ latest research into rural tourism

Lichfields has published its most recent insight ‘Rural estates: economic benefits of rural tourism’, with key findings underpinning  the case that ‘Planning is key to unlock the value in rural estates’.

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NT scoops ‘Special Recognition Award’ for excellence at the Museums + Heritage Awards

On 17 May the National Trust (NT) was awarded a one-off Special Recognition Award at the prestigious Museums + Heritage Awards for Excellence.

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Campaigners win right to appeal Lancashire fracking decision

Campaigners have been granted permission to appeal against the decision to allow fracking in Lancashire.

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Grosvenor unveils £500m plans for 12 acres in Bermondsey

Building reports that Grosvenor Britain & Ireland has unveiled its £500m masterplan for 1,500 new rental homes in Bermondsey in South East London.

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Titanic Belfast and Odyssey expansion plans

Titanic Belfast and the Odyssey Pavilion are both set to undergo fresh expansion according to new plans reported on by the Belfast Telegraph.

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IHBC superlatives: Last chance AND once in a lifetime CPD – Heritage values and opportunities in transport infrastructure, Manchester 22/23/24 June 

See the value and potential in heritage places for ‘planes, trains & automobiles’, and boats too, at the IHBC’s 2017 School, Manchester 22-24 June!

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IHBC welcomes England’s ‘Civic Day’, a national celebration of civic pride, June 17, from Civic Voice

Civic Voice has a variety of workshops and events available throughout England to help members prepare for Civic Day on June 17, as part of a national celebration that includes the IHBC-linked celebration of 50 years of Conservation Areas.

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HESPR’s top pick: Monmouthshire CC- Abergavenny Castle, ‘Sympathetic’ traditional timber-framed events structure, closing 17 July

The IHBC’s heritage business listing, HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers members weekly Bulletins that bring tender and other commercial opportunities together into one handy resource, while the Director’s top pick for NewsBlog readers this … Continue reading

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IHBC opportunities spotlight: Winston Churchill Memorial Trust 2017 Travelling Fellowship – closing 19 Sept

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (WCMT) is currently accepting applications for fellowships across a range of different areas of research, which includes a category of special interest to IHBC members: ‘environment, conservation and sustainable living’, and has a deadline of … Continue reading

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BEFS highlights data resources on Europe & seeks thoughts BREXIT priorities by 20 June…

Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS), the link body for built and historic environment interests in Scotland, is highlighting research resources on European links while asking for thoughts on Brexit priorities by 20 June.

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SAVE’s ‘Up My Street’ – Buildings at Risk Catalogue 2017-18: Launches 28 June 

SAVE Britain’s Heritage’s latest ‘Buildings at Risk Catalogue’ will be published on 28th June 2017, and features over 100 decaying buildings from across the country in need of new owners or new uses.

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