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Join in our membership support day: tune in online, on twitter and on Friday!

Wherever you are, on Friday 12 September, you can use our twitter feed, linked from our web page and at #ihbctweet, to join in the IHBC’s first national day dedicated to helping practitioners from all disciplines apply for full membership … Continue reading

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SAVE’s V&A shows: 40th for ‘Destruction of the Country House’

2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the landmark ‘Destruction of the Country House’ exhibition at the V&A, which led to the founding of SAVE Britain’s Heritage in the following year, and to celebrate this SAVE is helping mount a dual … Continue reading

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Welsh Government supports eco centre in converted school

A former Pencader school is to be transformed into a centre for sustainable technology, including training opportunities for apprentices and school children and a showcase of opportunities for businesses and householders to become involved in sustainability initiatives. The Welsh Government … Continue reading

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Newcastle wins approval for Reg. 7 direction on ‘to let’ signs

A regulation 7 direction has been granted to Newcastle City Council, to control the visual effect of housing ‘to let’ boards in popular residential areas. Newcastle City Council writes: Newcastle City Council has successfully applied to the Government for a … Continue reading

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Dismantling of Battersea Power Station chimneys begins: pic!

To document progress the redevelopment of the historic Battersea Power Station in London, an image has been revealed of the in-progress dismantling process on the facility’s chimneys. Designboom writes: The photo offers a striking vantage point, located at the upper … Continue reading

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Museum plans for Birmingham’s Municipal Bank and Great Barr Hall

Two of Birmingham’s most ‘at risk’ landmark buildings are set to be saved as a brand new museum, which could become a major tourist attraction. Birmingham Post writes: The Birmingham Municipal Bank, in Broad Street, is set to be transformed … Continue reading

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‘Pompeii of the North’ for sale by church

A Roman dig site in County Durham dubbed ‘the Pompeii of the North’ has been put up for sale, as Binchester Roman Town, at Bishop Auckland, has been put on the market by the group managing the Church of England’s … Continue reading

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Grade II Listed cob walled home collapses

The Exmouth Journal has reported on the collapse of a listed cob walled thatched cottage in the village of East Budleigh. Yahoo online news also reported that the building had scaffolding poles which had either been removed, or collapsed, and … Continue reading

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Southwark’s CIL draft charging schedule challenged

Southwark Council has this week been criticised for its planned Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charging schedule and zones. Planning Portal writes: ‘An independent examiner has voiced concerns about the evidence provided by Southwark Council in support of its Community Infrastructure … Continue reading

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New guidance for contaminated land grants

Additional guidance and new application forms have been released this week by the Environment Agency and DEFRA on the contaminated land capital projects (CLCP) programme. Members may be interested to learn of the new prioritisation scheme, where a four tier … Continue reading

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IHBC SE Branch free CPD seminar: ‘War Memorials’, Wed 10 Sept

The South East (SE) Branch of the IHBC is hosting a free CPD seminar on the evening of Wednesday 10 September, with an illustrated talk by Amy Davidson, Conservation Officer with the War Memorials Trust, entitled ‘War Memorials: Their history, … Continue reading

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