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IHBC welcomes NADFAS support for courses at SLCT

The IHBC has welcomed the substantial assistance with costs on offer at the Scottish Lime Centre Trust (SLCT) to be secured through funding applications to the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (NAFDAS), while current courses on offer … Continue reading

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Owner of London GII LB fined for ignoring advice

The owner of a London Grade II listed building (LB) in Hampstead Garden Suburb, who repeatedly ignored Barnet Council officers’ advice while carrying out building work, has been fined £45,000 at Willesden Magistrates’ Court. Search Planning Portal

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New partner appointed to run Planning Portal: TerraQuest

Housing and Planning Minister Brandon Lewis has confirmed that business support company TerraQuest is the preferred bidder to take over the running of the Planning Portal. Planning Portal writes: Mr Lewis said the move would increase investment in the Portal … Continue reading

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Sir Jocelyn Stevens – Thanksgiving Service

A Service of Thanksgiving for Sir Jocelyn Stevens, former Chairman of English Heritage 1992-2000, will be held at 3.00 pm on 5 February in St Paul’s Church Knightsbridge, 32a Wilton Place, London SW1X 8SH. See an obituary

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Evaluation of National Capacity Building Programme

Historic England intends to continue its support to the sector using funding to build capacity in accordance with the sector plan Heritage 2020, but a new or revised programme needs to be launched in 2016, if new funding agreements are … Continue reading

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National Trust Building Design Guides

The latest issue of the National Trust (NT) ‘Arts, Buildings and Collections Bulletin’ (‘ABC’) profiles the very practical ‘building design guides’ that highlight real life case studies from work carried out at their properties, while discussing how sensitive design and … Continue reading

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Wales’ Minister outlines way forward for HE protection

Ken Skates, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, in the Welsh Government, has issued statements highlighting the intended way forward for new heritage legislation, and also stressed the importance of new protection for archaeology within the Bill. The Welsh … Continue reading

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Enforcement led to natural stone reclad for Bath new build

Houses in Bath were re-clad in natural stone after enforcement and the failure of a retrospective planning appeal by the developer who had used a reconstituted stone not approved in the original planning permission. View the news story and pictures … Continue reading

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Adam Smith Institute: ‘Green Belts = Green Noose?’

The Adam Smith Institute has published a new paper entitled ‘The Green Noose: Green belts and proposals for reforms’, that makes controversial assessments of the impact of green belt designations, arguing that they are far from the undeveloped resource that … Continue reading

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Call for Entries: Value of Arts and Culture fund

Are you involved in creative projects on heritage and culture? Arts Council England have launched a new fund which is designed to encourage collaborative working to explore the impact which arts and culture has on society, with a deadline for … Continue reading

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£1 million Planning Enforcement Fund Launched

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has launched a new £1 million fund aimed at helping local planning authorities to deal with breaches of planning control.  DCLG writes: Councils are set to receive a £1 million boost to … Continue reading

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HM Treasury: Lancashire ‘NORI’ brickmaking site reopens

The factory site at Huncoats in Lancashire that once produced the red NORI bricks which were used many global landmarks and regional properties has restarted production, 7 years after production ceased. HM Treasury writes: Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor … Continue reading

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First purpose built cattery in England GII listed

The first purpose built cattery in England has been listed Grade II. The Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) writes: Whittington Lodge, originally a cattery at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, has been listed Grade II by Heritage Minister … Continue reading

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Call for entries- RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship

The RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship is now open for entries, with a deadline of 24 April, offering architecture students the opportunity to travel and research a matter relating to ‘the survival of our cities and towns’. The Royal Institute … Continue reading

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