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- Is your IHBC fee late, as it was due in April! Remember ‘Money is NOT the barrier’ to progress in your heritage career, job or trade – from low fees to no fees with the IHBC 18/08/2018
- IHBC supports Civic Voice’s 2018 conference: ‘How can we balance conservation and regeneration?’ – Birmingham Rep, 19/20 Oct 18/08/2018
- IHBC’s HESPR top pick from £160K+ costed work this week: NHMF seeks suppliers for ‘baseline survey’ of register of support services among grantees; closing 07/09, value £15,000 18/08/2018
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Charity hopes to buy back historic Whitechapel Bell Foundry from developers 18/08/2018
- IHBC’s CPD ‘Boost AND Better’: On EMPs for building design and construction 18/08/2018
- Select Committee on ‘Regenerating Seaside Towns’: Inquiry seeks written evidence, closing 9/10 18/08/2018
- Government strategy for England’s Civil Society: ‘…building a future that works for everyone’ – a first in 15 years! 18/08/2018
- Alan Jones elected RIBA President 2019-21 18/08/2018
- HES Consultation: Conservation of historic plasterwork 18/08/2018
- SAVE on local legal challenge to St Michael’s in Manchester launched 18/08/2018
- Architecture Apprenticeships in England: update 18/08/2018
- ICE on ‘how can we make cities more gender inclusive?’ 18/08/2018
- IHBC’s latest ‘Jobs etc.’ skills review: Heritage specialisms from regulation and regeneration to project management, design and more 14/08/2018
- IHBC CPD ‘Boost AND checkup’: DBW on Prefabrication 14/08/2018
- IHBC’s ‘IMHO’ feature – from the Guardian: ‘Welcome to Brumbria: should the West Midlands become a national park? 14/08/2018
- Court of Appeal sets out principles in considering the setting of listed buildings and the effect of developments 14/08/2018
- BEFS calls for case studies for next Historic Environment Audit 14/08/2018
- ACEVO and IoF on ‘Racial diversity in the charity sector’ 14/08/2018
- Director jailed after employees burn to death 14/08/2018
- Plácido Domingo and EU Commissioner Navracsics announce Europe’s top heritage award winners 2018 in Berlin 14/08/2018
- LI’s new president launches #ChooseLandscape careers campaign: ‘… to address urgent skills shortages in the landscape profession’ 14/08/2018
- IHBC London Branch Conference 2018: ‘Creative Conservation: Partnerships and Public Value’ – RCP, 4 October 10/08/2018
- IHBC spotlights ‘EPCs Call for Evidence’ – RESPONSES NEEDED!’ 10/08/2018
- IHBC’s HESPR top pick from £250M+ costed work this week: East Herts seeks regeneration developer for Bishop’s Stortford site; closing 28/08, values up to £200M 10/08/2018
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Cash boost helps preserve historic North York Moors monuments 10/08/2018
Author Archives: IHBC NewsBlog
IHBC CPD boost, in Context, on ‘Lime and stone’: Reopening historic quarries to repair Exeter Cathedral
Even within environmentally sensitive areas planning permission to reopen historic building stone quarries is possible, as Emily Harper and Sue Penaluna explain in their article on the repair of Exeter Cathedral from IHBC’s membership journal Context, No. 154, themed on … Continue reading
The National Trust for Scotland has called on the Scottish Government to save Scotland’s heritage by overhauling the planning system in forthcoming legislation.
The Heritage Alliance is delighted to announce that Peter Ainsworth has agreed to be our new Chair from December 2018. image: Heritage Alliance website
A report on the growth of subcontracting – ‘A study of UK subcontractors in 2018’ – has been published by Bibby Financial Services.
British Council: Cultural Protection Fund closing round grants (up to £300k): Expressions of Interest deadline – 24/08
The Cultural Protection Fund has opened a one-off funding round for applications to deliver project activity between April-December 2019, with a deadline of 24 August 2018 for expressions of interest.
The former Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government announced on 5 March 2018 that there would be an independent end-to-end review of the planning appeal inquiries process, and views are now sought in a call for evidence … Continue reading
Summertime is an ideal period for holidays and for planning future Autumn CPD events open to IHBC members and non-members, while our new NewsBlog resource means you can browse the wide range of Branch and partner CPD events on the IHBC … Continue reading
IHBC’s free ‘MATE’ sessions – Supporting accreditation across HESPR members’ staff: Woodhall Conservation, Purcell and RSK
Kate Kendall, IHBC’s Learning Education, Training and Standards (LETS) Officer – and our lead on training for IHBC accreditation – has undertaken another three, well-received Membership Application Training Event (MATE) sessions – with members of the IHBC’s HESPR quality assurance … Continue reading
The IHBC has welcomed the latest publication in the heritage INFORM series, published by Historic Environment Scotland(HES), on thatched roofs.
Using references such as the RICS Rights of light: Practical guidance for chartered surveyors in England and Wales, Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) – host partner of the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki – offers a briefing on ‘Rights to light’ that IHBC members … Continue reading
The Government’s proposal for a post-Brexit environmental watchdog that only has jurisdiction for England is deeply flawed, says the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).
Council defeats High Court challenge by HE to Milton Keynes Council over historic railway yard development
Historic England (HE) has failed in a challenge to Milton Keynes Council over its decision to allow a development on part of a historic railway yard.
World Heritage UK held a technical meeting in March 2018 on the theme of ‘Commercial Best Practice in World Heritage’, and the report detailing the discussions and future actions is now available, and includes an appendix on visitor numbers and … Continue reading
The Planning Portal and the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, signalling their intent to work more closely together for the benefit of their joint customers and members.
French dimensional stone is starting to receive the EU geographical identification (GI) protection already extended to food and drink products such as Melton Mowbray pork pies and Champagne, as the granites of Bretagne have been joined by the limestone of … Continue reading
Couple living on a new housing estate in Newquay, Cornwall put up signs in their windows urging potential buyers not to buy properties because Persimmon Homes, the developer, has not completed snagging work.
The IHBC has welcomed a new study by PLACE Alliance and partners – Reviewing design review in London – examining design review cases in London to provide ‘a 360-degree analysis of the diversity of design review practices across London and … Continue reading
Building History Bulletin from Cambridge MSt features IHBC successes: 2017 Student Award winner Rodolfo Acevedo Rodriguez and more…
The ‘Building History Newsletter’ of the IHBC-recognised Cambridge Master of Studies (MSt) in Building History highlighted the success of their IHBC Gus Astley Annual Student Award winner for 2017, Rodolfo Acevedo Rodriguez, while also reporting that course graduate Sophie Hetherington … Continue reading
The Yorkshire Evening Post has explored how a landmark building in Leeds that suffered years of neglect, the former York Road Library, is on course for a bright and healthy future as a major transformation project enters its closing stages.
The Guardian has reported on how the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) has bucked its trend of falling numbers with a new piazza and Pink Floyd show.
Ahead of a decision by London’s Ealing Council on whether to delete the role of its Conservation Officer, Civic Voice has written to say that deleting the conservation officer role would demonstrate the Council’s lack of commitment to historic environment.
The Engine Shed in Stirling has won three top industry awards in is first year of opening. image: S O’Reilly
Nominate someone who deserves a medal for ‘for lifetime achievement in the stone industry’, closing 14 September
Every two years, the Worshipful Company of Masons, the stone industry’s livery company, and Stone Federation Great Britain, get together to decide who should receive the biennial Duke of Gloucester Award for lifetime achievement in the stone industry.
A review of the energy standards of the Scottish Building Regulations has commenced which is Scottish Building Regulations: Review of Energy Standards: ‘Call for Evidence’
A Florida couple fined thousands of dollars for painting Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night onto their Florida home as a landmark for their autistic son have received an apology from the mayor.