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IHBC extends private sector support for applicants: Free IHBC CPD ‘MATE’s update, for a CgMS audience

The IHBC’s popular and free MATE seminars – our Membership Application Training Events, which support CPD-linked applications for IHBC accreditation – have taken a huge leap forward as planning consultancy CgMS hosted the first of a new IHBC seminar series … Continue reading

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IHBC welcomes new research on LPA Urban Design services: Confirms England’s housing delivery threatened by design skills shortage

The IHBC has welcomed new research into Local Planning Authority (LPA) Urban Design (UD) skills and services by a team at UCL’s Bartlett School of Planning – supported by the Urban Design Group (UDG) and the PLACE Alliance – which … Continue reading

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SCT launches IHBC-supported Annual Conference – 50 years of Conservation Areas and Trusts: 27 November, Glasgow

The Scottish Civic Trust (SCT) has launched its next Annual Conference, hosted in partnership with the IHBC, celebrating both 50 years of conservation areas and the 50th anniversary of the Trust, with reduced rates offered to IHBC members attending in … Continue reading

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Last chance: IHBC seeks ‘Consultant Policy Advisor’ – Closes 23 October

Reminder: IHBC seeks ‘Consultant Policy Advisor’ – Closes 23 October

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IHBC HESPR’s top pick from c.£600,000+ of costed work this week: Quinquennial inspection of Leicestershire church

The IHBC’s heritage business listing, HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers HESPR members weekly ‘News and Tender Alert’ emails, with costed opportunities worth more than £600,000 this time, while the IHBC Director’s top pick for … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD boost: Mimetic architecture scandal with bribery and corruption takes the biscuit… from DBW

IHBC’s Wiki partner Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW), has taken the opportunity to offer a little CPD boost for IHBC members who might want to relax with tea and a biscuit as they review this Teapot Dome Service Station from Washington … Continue reading

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Work on Cardiff’s Coal Exchange examined to see if it goes beyond planning consent

Wales online reports that Cardiff council is examining whether the Coal Exchange developer is carrying out work without planning consent.

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RTPI World Town Planning Day 2017 Schools Competition: Closing World Town Planning Day – 8 Nov

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has announced the 2017 Schools Competition to mark World Town Planning day and its theme is ‘How would you make your local place more inclusive resilient and sustainable?, with the competition closing on World … Continue reading

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Impact of Brexit and local authorities’ role to be examined by Commons Select Committee: Calls close 14 Nov

The Communities and Local Government Committee’s ‘Brexit and Local Government’ inquiry looks at which powers currently held by the EU could be transferred to town halls after the UK’s exit.

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Bolton’s Beehive Mills demolition plan to go ahead as Government cancels planning inquiry

The Beehive Mills, in Great Lever, Grade II Listed, will be demolished sooner than expected after a Government inquiry into plans to build homes on the site was cancelled. image Bolton News

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Blackpool’s piers placed on WMF heritage watch list: Include GII listed

Blackpool’s three piers – including the Grade II (GII) listed North Pier – have been put on the 2018 ‘at risk’ list of the World Monuments Fund (WMF) due to the threats from the effects of climate change and changing … Continue reading

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IHBC Marsh Awards 2018 launched: Nominations for retired IHBC members and New Heritage Learners – Closing end Feb 2018

The IHBC’s Marsh Awards, developed in partnership with the Marsh Christian Trust, has entered its third year with the launch of the 2018 Awards, to celebrate retired IHBC members and successful learners in heritage practice, with prizes that include £500 and … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD boost on current affairs: DBW does Brexit compilation 

IHBC’s Wiki partner Designing Buildings Wiki, the construction sector’s knowledge base, offers readers a ‘Brexit compilation’ that may be of interest to IHBC members.

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DBW on Wales: Featuring Context 149 on ‘A pigsty’s hidden history’

Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) has featured Context’s ‘A pigsty’s hidden history’, on small vernacular agricultural buildings in Wales, by Cyllene Griffiths, joining DBW’s 5000 articles on offer to it 6,500 registered users and 3 million users annually. Coedtrewernau Mill and pigsty … Continue reading

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NT’s seeks LBC for window stickers in Peckover House to enhance visitor experience

The National Trust (NT) has applied for Listed Building Consent (LBC) to install window stickers in the reception area of Peckover House, to enhance visitor experience.

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GII Tithe Barn Trust runs ‘Sponsor a Sheaf’ campaign

The Landbeach Tithe Barn in Cambridgeshire has sheets on the thatch and is urgently awaiting repairs, and the Tithe Barn Trust’s ‘Sponsor a Sheaf Campaign’ has been developed as a way to help this GII Listed thatched barn.

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Applications for 50 for free Landmark stays now open until midnight 3 December 2017

Applications for 50 for Free Landmark building stays are now open until midnight, Sunday 3 December 2017

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London Green Belt Council (LGBC): Green belt sites pegged for development ‘doubled’

The number of sites facing development on London’s green belt has more than doubled since last year, the campaigning group London Green Belt Council (LGBC) has warned. image LocalGovernment website

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Guide encourages cooperation between arts and health sector

A new guide aims to encourage people in the arts and health services to work together to prevent illness and improve wellbeing.

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New 2017 School Context out: Latest issue on Manchester 2017, ‘Historic Infrastructure’

The latest edition of the IHBC’s membership journal Context is now out: ‘Historic Infrastructure’, featuring the learning on offer at IHBC’s Manchester 2017 Annual School  in June.

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IHBC at North Wales Skills Fair on 18 Oct: IHBC says ‘Hello’ to future conservation professionals… and many more!

The CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) is hosting a Skills Fair in North Wales on Wednesday 18th October and IHBC’s Kate Kendall, our Learning Education Training & Standards (LETS) Officer will advise and introduce the IHBC to attendees. 

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IHBC HESPR’s weekly top picks from £412,000+ of costed work: CA Appraisals for Newport

The IHBC’s heritage business listing, HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers HESPR members weekly ‘News and Tender Alert’ emails, with costed opportunities worth more than £412,000 this time, while the IHBC Director’s top pick for … Continue reading

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England’s conservation opportunities and duties: 74% support Conservation Areas controls…; but only 56% of residents know they live in one!

Findings released on the anniversary of the designation of the first Conservation Area – Stamford in Lincolnshire, designated in 1967 – show that while 74% of adults living in England support powers for councils allowing them to restrict changes to … Continue reading

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DCLG confirms revised National Planning Policy Framework in Spring 2018 following consultations

The government has confirmed its intention to publish a revised National Planning Policy Framework in Spring 2018, informed by wider consultations, stating that it ‘will ensure that we not only plan for the right homes in the right places, but … Continue reading

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HE publishes update of Streets for All for consultation, closing 9 Nov 

An update of Historic England’s Streets for All has been published for consultation with a closing date for comments is 9 November.

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