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IHBC OPENS Belfast 2018 ‘School’ booking: Secure low-cost ‘early-bird’ places and share heritage, conservation and EYCH 2018 across CPD talks, tours and networks, June 21/22/23! 

The IHBC has opened booking for the next in its celebrated series of Schools – in Belfast on 21-23 June, on ‘Sharing’ – and with our ‘early bird’ fees, bursaries, low-cost residential options and diverse study tours, you can access … Continue reading

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IHBC and COTAC sign Memorandum of Understanding: An MoU to ‘help build capacity across the sector’

Chairs of the IHBC and of COTAC – The Institute of Historic Building Conservation and the Council on Training in Architectural Conservation – signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in London on 21 February 2018, so together they can ‘help … Continue reading

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REMINDER: Last chance on IHBC Marsh Awards: IHBC President urges nominations for 2018 – closing 28 February

IHBC President reminds on nominations for 2018 Marsh Awards – Closing 28 February

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FINAL REMINDER IHBC members with free CPD benefits: Last chance for the LPOC Listed Property Show – 24-25 Feb, London

REMINDER: More benefits for IHBC members – LPOC Property Show’s free IHBC CPD from Bob Kindred and more: drinks; networking; stands etc, 24-5 Feb, London (Book ASAP)

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IHBC responds to HE consultation draft ‘Conservation Principles’ 

The IHBC has submitted its response on the consultation draft from Historic England (HE) on its revised ‘Guidance on Conservation Principles’.

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IHBC HESPR’s top pick up to c.£190M of costed work this week: Am Fasgadh Regeneration Company, Kingussie, seeks design team for project valued at £350K, closing 19/03

The IHBC’s heritage business list, HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers its members weekly ‘News and Tender Alert’ emails, with costed opportunities worth some £190M this week, and the IHBC Director’s current top pick for … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Council report recommending demolition of 26 Dundee flats was ‘seriously misleading’

Dundee’s former housing convener Jimmy Black and West End Community Council leader Peter Menzies are calling for a rethink on plans to demolish a housing block to make way for affordable homes.

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HE’s Planning Bulletin now out, including curtilage guidance launch update 

Historic England (HE) has issued its February Planning Bulletin update, which includes reference to its own newly re-issued note on curtilage, currently under review by the IHBC.

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Cadw’s historic environment online resources: Best practice guidance publications

CADW’s most recent publications and best practice guidance on the sustainable management of the Welsh historic environment are available online: image of Llanfairfechan from Cadw website

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MHCLG consultation on draft regulations for improving the use of planning conditions

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) has published a consultation on draft regulations for improving the use of planning conditions setting out circumstances when a pre-commencement planning condition can be imposed without the written agreement of the … Continue reading

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Report on how Liverpool might save its World Heritage Status 

Liverpool Council, together with government and Historic England, has drafted a Desired State of Conservation Report (DSOCR) which describes the corrective measures Liverpool is proposing to protect the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the site which the city hopes will … Continue reading

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Jobs for all at ‘IHBC Jobs etc’: A new weekly work update on more than £50K of salaries, from church support to conservation officer!

Whether you are an applicant looking for career progression, or an employer seeking the best applicants for your service – public, charity or commercial – our IHBC Jobs etc. service is the first place to visit, so we’ve started a … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Stroud TC’s developing NDP heritage list – Victorian postbox, old tomb and several historic buildings…. 

The Stroud News and Journal explores how a Victorian postbox, statues, stone street signs, historic buildings and an old tomb are among the interesting assets that Stroud Town Council (TC) is seeking to protect as part of its developing Neighbourhood … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Mocha Parade, Manchester – ‘neglected shopping precinct that time forgot’ to face bulldozer 

Evening News has featured how Mocha Parade, the ‘Manchester shopping mall that time forgot’ – it survived in the face of decades of neglect and the Boxing Day floods of 2015 – is about to change, with the help of … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the ‘stadium’ step’: Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville’s £200m Manchester plan opposed

Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs’s £200m plan to redevelop part of Manchester city centre has been snubbed for a second time by conservationists.

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HES new Guidance Note on ‘Windows’ 

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has launched a new ‘Guidance Note, Managing Change in the Historic Environment’ on Windows as part of a series of non-statutory guidance notes.

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Heritage audience insights update: Review of HE’s online advice and guidance

Historic England (HE) commissioned research in 2017 into whether Historic England’s written advice and guidance provides the right information to the right audiences in the most effective way, with conclusions published in the Pye Tait report ‘Audience Insights: Review of … Continue reading

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AHRC and EPSRC to fund 32 projects leading on future immersive experiences

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) have announced the funding of 32 new research projects, exploring the future of ‘immersive experiences’, ranging from using VR to recreate the benefits of … Continue reading

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CMS Committee on ‘Impact of Brexit’ on the creative, tourism and digital industries

The Culture Media and Sport (CMS) Select Committee has released its report on the potential impact of Brexit on the creative, tourism and digital industries, which notes that development of a new system of entry to the UK for European … Continue reading

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THA survey on how heritage supports health

The Heritage Alliance (THA), following the positive reception of this year’s debate, is looking to produce a paper on how heritage supports health, and would welcome comments or case studies from members.

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The Golf Ball: Next blip on London’s skyline?

Designs for spherical concert venue commissioned by group behind Madison Square Garden are set to add even more diversity to the capitals ‘suggestive skyline’, according to an opinion piece in the Guardian. image DBW website

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IHBC’s Annual School 2018, Belfast 21-3 June: Day School lead speakers web page launched

The Day School lead ‘Speakers’ web page for the IHBC’s 2018 School in Belfast – from 21-23 June and exploring ‘Our Shared Heritage’ – has been launched, highlighting speakers and topic areas, so now prospective delegates can see how the … Continue reading

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New IHBC Toolbox Research Note on ‘Market Intelligence’ from IHBC’s Jobs etc service: LA conservation jobs update for 2017! 

IHBC’s first Research Note for 2018 has been posted on our online Toolbox, offering our regular update of ‘Market Intelligence’ on local authority (LA) conservation-related jobs from our ‘IHBC Jobs etc.’ service.

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REMINDER IHBC members with free CPD benefits: Last chances for the LPOC Listed Property Show – 25-5 Feb, London

More benefits for IHBC members – LPOC Property Show’s free IHBC CPD from Bob Kindred and more: drinks; networking; stands etc,  24-5 Feb, London (Book ASAP) IHBC joins in LPOC’s Listed Property Show: Free entry, CPD – including Kindred on … Continue reading

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IHBC HESPR’s top pick from c.£1M of costed work this week: Craven DC seeks research on its ‘Great Place’ project, value £50-60K, closing 09/03

The IHBC’s heritage business list, HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers its members weekly ‘News and Tender Alert’ emails, with costed opportunities worth more than £1M this week, and the IHBC Director’s current top pick … Continue reading

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