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Celebrating 6 Years of Civic Voice

Civic Voice have issued a news release celebrating their 6th anniversary on April 17th highlighting some of the achievements and milestones since their establishment in 2010 and showing how Civic Voice are representing the civic movement in England Civic Voice writes: … Continue reading

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Opinion- Private housing growth slowing from planning delays

RICS have issued their latest UK Construction Market Survey, which shows that private housing is slowing; planning delays still seen to be a barrier to growth and RICS are calling on Councils to work together to create ‘emergency planners’ who … Continue reading

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Salford’s Urban Partnership Extended

A three year extension has been given to the Urban Vision programme in Salford. Urban Vision writes: Salford City Council has announced that Urban Vision, our award-winning joint venture between Salford City Council, Capita and Galiford Try, has been extended by … Continue reading

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Devolution Deals- NAO report

The National Audit Office (NAO) has issued a report which calls for greater clarity on devolution deals, as the arrangements are untested (noting that housing and planning form part of the policy areas covered).  The National Audit Office (NAO) writes: … Continue reading

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London’s Wellington Arch sculptures conserved

Sculptures at London’s Wellington Arch (Quadriga) are being cleaned and repaired by English Heritage.  English Heritage writes: The sculpture on top of Wellington Arch is being cleaned, repaired and re-waxed as part of a conservation programme in partnership with Cif.  … Continue reading

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Arts Council England- Arts Impact Fund

Members who work with organisations who have a focus on arts and culture within England will be interested to learn of the first awards under the Arts Impact Fund, one of the awards includes a property related scheme for artists … Continue reading

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RTPI: Call for Entries: Wales’ Best Place

The RTPI in Wales has issued a call for entries into Wales’ Best Places awards, so why not nominate a historic area?  The RTPI writes: Are you proud of the place where you were born, live or work? Do you … Continue reading

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Reminder – IHBC members with benefits: BLF’s ‘Hot Lime’ reductions, Ecclefechan, 28-9 April!

The IHBC is supporting the two-day workshop, ‘Hot Lime’ being organised by the Building Limes Forum (BLF), hosted by the Dumfries Historic Buildings Trust on 28-9 April at Ecclefechan, near Dumfries, with limited bursaries also available and BLF member rates … Continue reading

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2018 to be the European Year of Cultural Heritage

Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport has publicly announced that the European Commission will propose to the EU Council and the European Parliament that 2018 will be the European Year of Cultural Heritage, in an address … Continue reading

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Supreme Court challenge by Councils to prevent developers ‘riding roughshod’ over over councils’ development policies’

Cheshire East Council and Suffolk Coastal District Council are launching a Supreme Court legal challenge ‘to prevent developers ‘riding roughshod’ over over councils’ development policies’.  Cheshire East Council writes: Cheshire East is to seek a Supreme Court ruling in a … Continue reading

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England’s ‘pointless’ signage to go, as LPAs gain new powers

Members who work with transport departments in highways and roads around conservation areas will be interested to learn of new powers which have just been brought in by the Department of Transport; Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) now have the right … Continue reading

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‘Open Doors’ for building sites: 13-18 June – UK’s best building sites open to visitors!

Between Monday 13 and Saturday 18 June some of the most prestigious building sites around the UK will be opening their doors for behind the scenes educational visits as part of a nationwide initiative to showcase construction careers, including some … Continue reading

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Enforcement news- Snowdonia National Park

The Daily Post has reported on the case of a cottage which has been the subject of enforcement notices following redevelopment works which were considered to differ from approved plans, potentially damaging the character of the National Park. View the … Continue reading

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Mayor of London unveils replica of Palmyra’s Triumphal Arch

A temporary structure was on display in Trafalgar Square in London for World Heritage Week which formed a 3D printed scan of Palmyra’s Arch of Triumph.  The Mayor of London Press Office writes: Come to see a reproduction of Palmyra’s … Continue reading

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61% of MP’s believe planning fees should increase

A poll carried out for the British Property Federation (BPF) concludes that the majority of MP’s think that fees for planning services should increase. The British Property Federation (BPF) writes: Results of a poll released today have shown that the majority of … Continue reading

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DCLG issues new PD rights booklet

The new edition of a booklet explaining permitted development (PD) rights for householders in England has been published this week by DCLG. DCLG writes: Permitted development rights allow householders to improve and extend their homes without the need to apply … Continue reading

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