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Last chance for IHBC Marsh ‘successful learner’ nominations – Enter before April and say ‘Well done!’ to your students and trainees!

This is your last chance to celebrate a successful heritage learner that you know, with the chance of £500 and a free place at the IHBC’s Annual School (closing date 31 March 2017). 

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Last chance for IHBC Marsh ‘retired IHBC’ nominations – enter before April and say ‘Well done!’ to your Branch’s retired volunteers!

IHBC Branches can celebrate volunteering retired members with a nomination for IHBC’s Marsh Award before 31 March, with £500 and a Full School place for the winner! 

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New addition to IHBC’s Conservation Wiki – John Edwards on ‘Energy efficiency of traditional buildings’: Why not add yours?

IHBC trustee John Edwards has posted his RICS Conservation Journal article on ‘Energy efficiency of traditional buildings’ on the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki – part of the Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) web platform – extending access to his concise summary of … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Top HESPR pick’: Shettleston New Parish Church seeks consultant on local Heritage Activity Plan, closing 31/03

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

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RTPI Awards for Research Excellence now open

The RTPI Awards for Research Excellence recognise and promote high quality, impactful spatial planning research from RTPI accredited planning schools, and planning consultancies, in the UK, the Republic of Ireland and internationally, with entries to be sent electronically to research@rtpi.org.uk … Continue reading

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CIC Launches ‘Essential Principles Guide’ for creating an accessible and inclusive environment

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) officially launched their ‘Essential Principles Guide’ for Built Environment Professionals on creating an accessible and inclusive environment.

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Fresh lease of life for one of Britain’s oldest slate mines as roof for Cambridge college

The Telegraph reports that one of the country’s oldest Collyweston mines has re-opened and its distinctive limestone tiles will soon adorn one of the roofs at King’s College, Cambridge.

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ICOMOS-UK ‘firmly objects’ to short tunnel at Stonehenge

ICOMOS-UK goes to the very crux of the matter by explicitly rejecting the claim by Historic England, English Heritage and The National Trust that the “benefits” of a short tunnel would justify the new damage.

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Demolition of Bexhill church refused for third time

Planning permission to knock down the disused church of St. Andrew’s, Bexhill has been refused for a third time.

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Pocahontas statue re-listed to mark 400th anniversary of death

The statue of Pocahontas at the Church of St George in Gravesend has had its listed status updated to commemorate 400 years since her death.

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IHBC consultation response as HE’s revised GPA Note 3 title includes ‘Views’ with ‘Setting’

Historic England’s (HE’s) revision of its Good Practice Advice (GPA) Note 3, ‘The Setting of Heritage Assets’ specifies ‘views’ in its proposed new title and content, to recognise planning issues not covered in the original document, while the IHBC’s consultations response offers further … Continue reading

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REMINDER IHBC Marsh Award closes on 31 March

With just over a week to go until closing date get your nomination in for a ‘great learner’!

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IHBC Annual School reminder: end-of-year budgets

The IHBC is reminding members and their colleagues that they may want to take advantage of any end-of-year budget surpluses – and the Annual School’s early bird delegate rate – to book places or secure sponsorship at the 2017 School.

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Neighbourhood Planning Bill passed in House of Lords

After its third reading and with several amendments, the bill has now passed  back to the Commons. Parliamentary copyright images are reproduced with the permission of Parliament

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Guidance For Housing And NSIPs Published

The government has published guidance regarding the details of measures that will see major infrastructure projects that include up to 500 homes considered as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP)

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Victorian Visions

Guest blogger Veronica Barbagallo tells us about an upcoming student exhibition project created in partnership with Historic Environment Scotland

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Green light for £2 billion garden city development in Cardiff

The City of Cardiff Council has approved plans for the remaining elements of Plasd?r, the £2 billion garden city development earmarked for the north-west outskirts of the capital.

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Fire destroys Grade II-listed Alston Hall in Longridge

The fire at Grade II-listed Alston Hall could have been started deliberately, police have said. Historic England described the hall as “highly decorative” and it is thought to have been under renovation when the fire started.

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More than 100 housing estates receive regeneration cash boost

Local authorities and housing associations will receive funding to speed up the building of thousands of new homes. UK Gov writes: More than 100 housing estates across the country are set to benefit from a significant investment to kick-start their regeneration, … Continue reading

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UNESCO hosts First International Coordination Meeting for the recovery of Aleppo’s heritage

UNESCO brought together Syrian stakeholders and international experts to evaluate damage to historic monuments during a Technical and Coordination Meeting convened by UNESCO

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REMINDER – Celebrate your retired members with IHBC’s Marsh Award

IHBC Branches: Celebrate your retired members with a nomination for IHBC’s Marsh Award before 31 March: £500 and a Full School place for those contributing to the community Find out more about this year’s Marsh Award

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IHBC Guidance Note ‘Community Infrastructure Levy and Historic Buildings’ online

IHBC’s Guidance Note (GN), ‘Community Infrastructure Levy and Historic Buildings’ has been published on the IHBC’s Toolbox.

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School’s children help secure Chislehurst war memorial GII listing

The war memorial on Chislehurst Common has been awarded Grade II listed status, thanks to pupils at Montbelle Primary School.

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Nominations for Europa Nostra’s 7 Most Endangered 2018

Europa Nostra’s ‘7 Most Endangered’ programme for 2018 is open, so if you know of important heritage that is endangered nominate it before the closing date of 30 June 2017.

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Cheshire design consultancy works on NT’s HLF-funded Quarry Bank brief

Mather & Co of Cheshire has completed the first phase of a four-year project at the National Trust’s (NT) Quarry Bank estate in Cheshire.

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