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Brighton and Hove Council and University of Sussex sign LBHPA

Brighton and Hove City Council has become the second council to implement a Listed Building Heritage Partnership Agreement (LBHPA) and the first to work with University on such an agreement, the University of Sussex.  Brighton and Hove Council writes: A … Continue reading

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BPF calls for enhanced planning services following HE model

The British Property Federation (BPF) has urged the incoming government to adopt a similar model to that adopted by Historic England for enhanced planning services in order to address issues with under-resourcing. The British Property Federation (BPF) writes: The next … Continue reading

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TDAG seeks views on trees and planning

Members whose work includes work relating to tree preservation orders in conservation areas will be interested to learn that the Trees and Design Action Group (TDAG) is seeking help with information relating to tree protection, in a call for evidence … Continue reading

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Preston bus station revamp competition

More than 90 entries have been submitted to the competition, run by the Royal Institute of British Architects, to redesign the listed Preston Bus Station. Lancashire County Council is allocating £13m to the initiative. A short-list will be announced later … Continue reading

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RTPI joins the World Urban Campaign

The RTPI has joined the World Urban Campaign, which allows people to share information and collaborate on matters affecting cities in the run up to the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) in 2016. The Royal … Continue reading

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Scotland’s PAS outlines public influence on planning in new Bill

The chief executive of PAS (formerly Planning Aid for Scotland) Petra Biberbach has written an article for the Scotsman newspaper outlining how the public can continue to have a say in developments affecting their lives, and underlines the impacts of … Continue reading

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RIBA in coalition on ethics for real estate professionals etc.

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has joined with the International Ethics Standards (IES) Coalition to work towards a globally recognised ethical standard for property professionals. RIBA writes: The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is a founding member … Continue reading

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IHBC to produce heritage guidance to address failings of GPA 2

The IHBC has registered its disappointment over the content and scope of the recently published Good Practice Advice (GPA) Note 2, on ‘Managing significance… in the historic environment’, noting in particular its failure to effectively represent core statutory duties to … Continue reading

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IHBC Yearbook 2015 issued: Norwich School themed – ‘Diversity and Conservation’

The new IHBC Yearbook has been issued this week and if not already there, it should be with you very shortly, containing the essential IHBC updates and directories as well as a splendid array of articles to frame this year’s … Continue reading

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Reminder: IHBC Scotland’s CPD & networking – 28 May

The IHBC Scotland Branch is holding a CPD and networking event on 28 May to be held in Linlithgow, offering you the chance to explore the diversity of work carried out by members in a series of short presentations, and … Continue reading

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Stay Of Execution For Strand Buildings

University plans to demolish a row of Victorian buildings in central London are put on hold as Secretary of State for communities and local government Greg Clark MP issued Westminster Council with a holding direction that suspends planning permission for Kings … Continue reading

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Reminder: DEFRA’s new funding for rural historic buildings now @ up to 80%

The IHBC is reminding members that funding opportunities for rural historic buildings offering up to 80% support has been announced by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) under the countryside stewardship scheme, while DEFRA has also confirmed … Continue reading

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Ministerial appointments announced

Following the election, the new all-Conservative cabinet appointments have now been made, with new positions for those responsible for the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) but with Liz Truss … Continue reading

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SAVE praise the Turner Prize nominee ‘Assemble’

SAVE Britain’s Heritage have issued congratulatory praise for the Turner Prize panel; the 2015 nominations include the artist group ‘Assemble’ who have worked with the Granby Four Streets area residents in Liverpool to react against the Pathfinder designation which earmarks … Continue reading

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Greece rules out Elgin marbles legal action

It has been widely reported in the press and media this week that the Greek government has now decided to drop legal action against the UK Government, contrary to the previous advice of their barrister, and pursue negotiations on the … Continue reading

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Morrell: Ten years to save industry professions

Former chief construction adviser Paul Morrell has warned in an commission report from the Edge – a multi-disciplinary, campaigning built-environment think tank – that professions within the built environment are in danger of losing their status within a decade unless … Continue reading

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