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Update on new housing etc., building safety, PD and Commonwealth Games legacy measures consultations update from MHCLG

The Ministry for Housing Community and Local Government (MHCLG) has announced a forthcoming consultation on further measures to make better use of land and vacant buildings to deliver housing, including the introduction of a new permitted development (PD) right ‘to … Continue reading

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British Council report on ‘Cultural Heritage and Inclusive Growth’

The British Council has recently launched a report entitled ‘Cultural Heritage for Inclusive Growth’, to share findings of a consultation and international research into cultural heritage for inclusive growth.

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Parliamentary HCLG Committee reports on Land Value Capture: ‘Reform taxes and charges to claim more’ and consider ‘Local Infrastructure Tariff’

The Housing, Communities and Local Government(HCLG) Committee of the House of Commons has published the report from its inquiry into land value capture, with conclusions including that ‘There is scope for central and local government to claim a greater proportion … Continue reading

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Bradford celebrates National Lottery award support for Townscape Heritage Scheme, ‘Top of the Town’.

Bradford Council has celebrated confirmation of a National Lottery grant of just under £2M for the Bradford City Centre Townscape Heritage Scheme, ‘Top of the Town’.

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First picture of £9 billion Battersea Power Station’s ‘great glass elevator’

The first images of how the remarkable cylindrical lift at the former Battersea Power Station will look when it launches in 2021 were released by the developers of the £9 billion regeneration scheme.

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IHBC launches new accreditation ‘MATE’ web support: Our ‘Free, Friendly, Flexible and Informed’ help from your professional body – with sessions due in Newcastle (22/11) and London (28/11)

The IHBC has launched web guidance on its Membership Application Training Event (MATE) webpages, as a one-stop-shop to advise on our accreditation support sessions. mate.ihbc.org.uk

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IHBC welcomes £55M heritage-specific funding for high streets, but highlights how holistic benefits merit more investment as ‘healthy high streets mean healthy – and happy – people’!

The IHBC has welcomed the suite of heritage-specific funding in the budget, notably £55M for England’s pressured High Streets, but cautions that the holistic benefits of heritage are not yet being fully recognised in these figures, especially when ‘healthy high … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the House’: So what do MPs think of ‘beauty and the built environment’ – As Vaizey asks ‘Could a heritage listing be given to some of our great cities and towns, to preserve them?’!

As Ed Vaizey – self described as ‘…the Minister who listed Preston bus station to much anger, [and is] delighted that it is now treasured by the local community’, and (invoking parliamentary privilege presumably) arch-critic of ‘the terrible homes being … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR top pick from £2M+ costed work this week: ADD Specialists Ltd seeks Design Team for G2 Yorkshire Mill conversion, closing 21/11, £219K value

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and the IHBC Director’s top pick for NewsBlog readers from the issue this week features a call from … Continue reading

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IHBC officers and partners in free ‘CPD Boost’ talks around ‘Conservation and communities’ at REGEN 2018: 8 Nov, Liverpool

IHBC officers, past and present, colleagues and partner bodies will be in discussion on key heritage issues – ‘Planning and Regeneration in the North’ and ‘Heritage and Community-led Regeneration’ – at REGEN 2018, in St George’s Hall, Liverpool, on 8 … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (Council) doorstep’: Great Yarmouth BC celebrates local BPT’s shortlisting in Angels Awards, and promotes voting before 18 Nov. too!

Great Yarmouth Borough Council (BC) has celebrated the shortlisting of its local BPT – the Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust – in the England’s current Heritage Angel Awards, and encourages voting for it too before votes closing on 18 November!  image … Continue reading

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AHF welcomes £15m ‘Budget Boost’ to help transform High Streets through Heritage

The Government has announced £15 million of funding for The Architectural Heritage Fund’s (AHF) Transforming Places through Heritage Programme. image AHF website

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HE welcomes Budget’s £40M to work with LPAs on successful HAZ initiatives

Historic England’s successful Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) initiative has welcomed a £40M boost in the budget, to help work with Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) in the regeneration of historic high streets that are struggling with economic and social pressures. image … Continue reading

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Heritage Lottery Fund and National Trust launch green spaces fund – Expressions of interest close 19 Nov!

The National Lottery funding body, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), and the National Trust have joined forces to find and back ambitious and sustainable solutions to protect and enhance public parks and green spaces, with Expressions of Interest closing at 12pm … Continue reading

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Wales’ ‘Climate Change’ consultation – Closes 7 Dec, seeks partner engagement

Wales’ Historic Environment Group (HEG) — the high-level body established in 2004 to benefit and promote the historic environment in Wales — seeks views on a new plan that explores how the historic environment sector in Wales could address the … Continue reading

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NE’s ‘Bats in Churches’ project awarded £3.8M HLF funding; ‘Bats in Churches Project Heritage Advisor’ post on IHBC’s ‘Jobs etc.’

The Heritage Lottery Fund have awarded £3.8 million for a project led by Natural England (NE) to save bats and protect churches, while the ‘Bats in Churches Project Heritage Advisor’ post is already being advertised on the IHBC’s ‘Jobs etc’ … Continue reading

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IHBC President launches next Marsh Awards: ‘Your next chance to nominate retired IHBC members and successful learners for Marsh Awards’

The IHBC’s Marsh Awards, developed in partnership with the Marsh Christian Trust, has entered its successful fourth year with the launch of the 2019 Awards – one celebrating retired IHBC members and one successful learners in heritage practice – with prizes … Continue reading

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IHBC online registration for our ‘Recognised CPD’ providers: Sign up online, for free!

IHBC’s support for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) includes our free online registration form for anyone seeking ongoing recognition by the IHBC as a CPD provider to our members.

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IHBC CPD boost for ‘Nottingham 2019’: DBW on RIBA Plan of Work for Fire Safety consultation

Designing Building Wiki (DBW), host of the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki, has reported on how in September 2018, the RIBA launched a consultation – now closed – on a new Plan of Work for Fire Safety, which follows on from its … Continue reading

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IHBC ‘CPD Boost’: BRE webinar on Housing Stock Condition Database – and suggestions for more also sought!

A Building Research Establishment (BRE) Housing Stock Condition Database (HSCD) webinar to introduce and demonstrate the database, while also seeking suggestions on more for future webinars.

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IHBC’s ‘CPD boost’, out of Context: ‘Love a free (digital) book? Like to do a little CPD? But what do you make of ‘cultural assets’ in urban contexts?

As in every issue of Context, we have a round up of a selection of some of the latest publications which are relevant to historic building conservation, and in Context 156 Dennis Rodwell invites us to take a critical look … Continue reading

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CV names Swindon Railway Village as ‘England’s Favourite Conservation Area’ for 2018

Civic Voice – the national voice for the civic and conservation movement – announced that Swindon Railway Village Conservation Area has been voted as England’s ‘Favourite Conservation Area’, with runners up including Port Sunlight Conservation Area and Lichfield City Centre. … Continue reading

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New environmental Chief Scientific Adviser appointed for Scotland

A leading Edinburgh University scientist is being appointed as the Scottish Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser for Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture. © Paul Langcaster, UKRI BBSRC.

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UK festival of creativity and innovation to be held in 2022

A UK-wide festival to be held in 2022 will showcase the creative and innovative strengths of the nation. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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SCT’s Sharing Stories project online survey

The Scottish Civic Trust (SCT) ‘Sharing Stories’ project aims to challenge stereotypes and improve understanding of minority ethnic heritage across Europe, and is conducting a short online survey to collect information on levers / barriers / enablers to minority ethnic … Continue reading

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