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Pass the word – ‘Researchers seek help to create ‘greener’ mortgages’

Partners, including BRE, on a green mortgage research project called LENDERS are asking householders for their help to complete a survey that aims to gather key information on homes, their energy ratings and their actual energy bills. BRE writes: LENDERS … Continue reading

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Last chance on the IHBC’s Annual School 2016: People Power

One Full Residential School place left – don’t miss out!  But you can still book for the Day School to explore: How communities are integral to the conservation and regeneration of historic places. The diversity of those involved: practitioners, key … Continue reading

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IHBC at ICON 2016: ‘Conservation in the 21st Century’, Birmingham

IHBC Support Officer Carla Pianese, also a supporter member of the Institute of Conservation, ICON, represented the IHBC at ICON’s 2016 Triennial conference in Birmingham, hosting the IHBC’s stand and introducing the IHBC to many interested delegates and colleagues. Reporting … Continue reading

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SoS ‘calls-in’ nationally significant Ealing CA plans after Vic Soc push

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Greg Clark, has ‘called-in’ a major redevelopment of an entire block of an Ealing conservation area (CA) following The Victorian Society’s request, as it considered approval of the plans could set … Continue reading

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British Council Cultural Protection Fund seeks specialist assessors: by 15 July

The British Council seeks ‘Specialist Assessors’ with expertise to support the Cultural Protection Fund grants team, now managing the Cultural Protection Fund, the new £30 million fund to help create opportunities for economic and social development and promote cultural heritage … Continue reading

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Theatres Trust Director to stand down

The Theatres Trust announces that Mhora Samuel is stepping down from the Trust as its Director after 10 years in the role, as Rebecca Morland, currently the Trust’s Theatres Adviser, has will take up the role of acting Director pending … Continue reading

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Honours celebrate heritage planning and regeneration, from Middleport to BEFS

Among those celebrated in the recent Queen’s Birthday honours list with OBEs are Fred Taggart, well known from the of The Prince’s Regeneration Trust for his work on a number of projects, including most notably the award winning ‘Middleport Potter’ … Continue reading

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DCLG insists new infrastructure bill won’t destroy archaeology

In response to a petition The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has insisted that measures in its forthcoming neighbourhood planning and infrastructure bill will not curtail the use of planning conditions requiring archaeological surveys. The petition states: ‘Stop … Continue reading

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Southwark consults on removing PD rights for housing in railway arches

Southwark Council is consulting on an Article 4 Direction to remove permitted development rights from over 800 railway arches – currently used for a mix of retail, industrial and storage activities as well as for community purposes and as cafes … Continue reading

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Great Exhibition of the North 2018 Competition: Closing 30 June

Towns and cities across the North have been invited to bid to put on the two-month exhibition, celebrating the best of art, culture and design, with a closing date for bids of 30 June. Government writes: Towns and cities across … Continue reading

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Take a Wandle wander, as the Building Exploratory’s Kickstarter seeks £4200 to tour its map

The Building Exploratory, commissioned by the Living Wandle Landscape Partnership Scheme to deliver the ‘Wandle Treasures’ project, is seeking to raise £4,200 to tour its new map to venues along the River Wandle – regarded during the Victorian period as … Continue reading

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STBF event, supported by IHBC, BEFS etc., prompts Scottish Parliamentary motion on ‘Traditional Building Skills and Materials’

The Scottish Traditional Building Forum (STBF) ran its traditional building skills event in Edinburgh’s St Andrew Square Garden on 6 and 7 June, jointly supported by IHBC, BEFS and others, which attracted more than half a dozen MSPs and has … Continue reading

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Hotel under demolition partially collapses into street

On 28 May a Seaham hotel undergoing demolition – after a fire damaged the building in 2015 – partially collapsed into the street. ITV News writes: The Harbour View Hotel at 18 North Terrace, Seaham, partly collapsed onto the street. … Continue reading

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SPAB launches campaign to promote awareness of historic floors: ‘History at your Feet’: tweet #lookdown

Providing a welcome partner to the various ‘Look-up’ campaigns, The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) has launched a campaign to turn attention to the resource under our feet, and asks those finding historic floors to tweet photographs … Continue reading

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RIBA 2016: ‘Architect workloads growing’

The RIBA Future Trends Survey for April 2016 shows increased revenue from projects outside the UK compared with 2013 and that the North of England leads the way in future workload predictions. The RIBA writes: In April 2016 the RIBA … Continue reading

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New report presses case for sustainable urban extensions to Oxford City

The Oxford Growth Options Report commissioned from Turley by Oxford City Council argues justification for release of Green Belt land to allow for strategic housing and calls for a review of its designated extent to allow for this. Oxford City … Continue reading

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