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IHBC’s digital social network update: 4000+ on Linkedin

The IHBC’s social network has grown rapidly in recent months, not least following the lively developments at the 2014 School, and now our Linkedin group has passed 4000. Dave Chetwyn, IHBC past chair and lead Linkedin Group Manager, said: ‘The … Continue reading

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IHBC Student Award 2014 – Reminder

Image courtesy of Jonathan Taylor There’s still time to enter for the most inclusive award for taught coursework in the UK relating to the past and future of valued places – The Institute of Historic Building Conservation’s (IHBC) 2014 Annual … Continue reading

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IHBC welcomes EH consultations on best practice

The IHBC has welcomed the consultation by English Heritage (EH) on three draft best practice papers relating to the historic environment in local plans, decision making in the historic environment and the setting of heritage assets, all with a closing … Continue reading

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Update for IHBC on HE in Scotland: from Fiona Hyslop

Ms Hislop speaking at the 2014 School Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Fiona Hyslop, who offered a keynote speech to the IHBC’s 2014 School in Edinburgh, has circulated to the IHBC and others an update on the rapidly evolving developments … Continue reading

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Cabinet reshuffle: update

Two areas of government of particular relevance to many IHBC members (DCLG and DCMS) have recently been reorganised. The Government press release notes: Brandon Lewis is promoted to Minister of State for Housing and Planning at the Department for Communities … Continue reading

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RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist: new builds in old places

This week the six shortlisted Stirling Prize nominees have been revealed, with new buildings in historic areas featuring among the potential winners. The nominees (together with a brief extract from their descriptions, as featured on the RIBA site) are: The … Continue reading

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New chair for BEFS sought

The Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS) is seeking a new Chair BEFS writes: As the current BEFS Chair, Professor Emeritus Cliff Hague, is stepping down at the next AGM and Annual Congress on 11 November, having served three years, we … Continue reading

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High court ‘skirmish’ on battlefield registration

An archaeologist has lost his High Court skirmish over ‘the first battle of 1066’, after his challenge over the refusal by English Heritage to register Germany Beck at York as the site of the Battle of Fulford failed. Yorkshire Press … Continue reading

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In the press: Smithfield Market by Charles Clover

An article in the Sunday Times by Charles Clover offers a personal perspective on the government’s rejection of the proposed redevelopment of Smithfield Market. Charles Clover writes: The popular and commonsense decision to save Smithfield, the finest family of Victorian market … Continue reading

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RIBA report urges commitment to Green Belt building etc.

A new report from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has set out a number of recommendations for the next UK Government, including building on the green belt and to end local ‘NIMBY-fearing’ planning. The RIBA writes: A new … Continue reading

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In the press: Garden Cities v. brownfield development

The Guardian recently featured a news article by Richard Rogers arguing that ‘Cities are the engines of innovation and the heart of our culture. We will destroy their vitality if we build new towns while there is still space in … Continue reading

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Bradford Theatre at Risk Saved

Local press report that a theatre in Bradford’s Little Germany which had been listed as a community asset and was on the theatres at risk register until last year has now had its future secured as it has been purchased, … Continue reading

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