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Blaby District Council no longer under special measures

After improvements which have been made to planning services at Blaby District Council, the former ‘special measures’ designation now no longer applies. Blaby District Council writes: Blaby District Council has been released from a Government ‘special measures’ designation following huge … Continue reading

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DoENI relocation: Ebrington, redeveloped & refurbished

The new regional headquarters for the Department of the Environment Northern Ireland (DoENI) have now been established at a refurbished site at Ebrington. The (DoENI) writes: The Minister, along with DOE Planning Chief Fiona McCandless, has now relocated to Ebrington.  … Continue reading

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Welsh town centre regeneration funding allocation news

The Welsh Government has announced its allocation of funding for works to Merthyr Tydfil and clarified the importance of funding available through the Vibrant and Viable Places scheme. The Welsh Government writes: Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, Lesley Griffiths, … Continue reading

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RTPI publish strategic planning proposals for England

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) recently produced a policy note entitled ‘Strategic Planning: Beyond “Cooperation”’ dealing with ideas on cross-Authority working in England and suggestions for the roles and methods of Local Authorities, Central Government and Local Enterprise Partnerships … Continue reading

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Green Flag Park award winner revealed

The winner of the public vote of the annual Green Flag park award has been crowned twice winner with a record number of votes: Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets, London. The Green Flag Scheme writes: Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets, … Continue reading

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IHBC NI Branch free networking & AGM: Belfast, 12 Nov

The IHBC Northern Ireland Branch is hosting a free networking opportunity for members, prospective members & colleagues, on Wednesday 12 November in Clifton House, Belfast, to include a Branch AGM. Short talks will be offered by leading conservation architects Dawson … Continue reading

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Another busy week for IHBC HESPR’s tender alerts: £71m+!

The IHBC’s support for its listing of corporate bodies that support the institute’s conservation standards, HESPR, now includes regular email alerts on relevant tender advertisements, and which this week sees a record £71,815,000 of specified costs for works notified to … Continue reading

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SPAB/STBA energy efficiency conference inc IHBC CPD

The SPAB and STBA are holding a joint an energy efficiency conference in Carlisle on Friday 7 November, organised with the support of the IHBC North (NO) Branch, featuring prestigious speakers from the research and conservation practitioner communities and recognised … Continue reading

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New English Heritage Model formally announced

This week government announced changes to the workings of English Heritage (EH) and the creation of Historic England, with no changes to the former EH duties and powers of heritage protection and a new charitable trust to manage the former … Continue reading

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Planning freedom: DCLG reveal the effects

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has this month issued figures on how changes in the planning regulations have contributed to ‘getting Britain building’, with planning approvals at a 10-year high as authorities granted 350,200 permissions in the … Continue reading

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NHTG Heritage Helpdesk launched

The National Heritage Training Group (NHTG) has launched a new heritage helpdesk this week, with a telephone and email service designed to help offer traditional building skills support. NHTG writes: The NHTG is pleased to announce our new home at … Continue reading

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EH’s tribute to Sir Jocelyn Stevens

English Heritage (EH) has issued a tribute to their former Chairman Sir Jocelyn Stevens, who passed away on 12 October.  English Heritage writes: Sir Jocelyn may have been an unlikely choice of Chairman for English Heritage, but no-one could have … Continue reading

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Help shape HS’s Heritage Management Service

Historic Scotland (HS) has launched a new online survey inviting views on the performance and future of their heritage management service, with a deadline for responses of 4 November. Historic Scotland (HS) writes: Heritage Management is the part of Historic … Continue reading

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