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Clark blocks major housing scheme in Cheltenham

Communities Secretary Greg Clark has blocked a major residential scheme in Cheltenham, which was the subject of appeal, because of the loss of locally valued landscape.  Planning Portal writes: The proposal involved a scheme earmarked for land at Leckhampton near … Continue reading

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Judgment paves way to build more homes on small sites

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has reported on a judgment that paves the way for more housebuilding on smaller sites and that will get homes built more easily.  The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) writes: … Continue reading

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Edinburgh’s Botanic Cottage reopens thanks to HLF and more!

The Botanic Cottage at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh (RBGE) has reopened 250 years after it was first completed – but in a different location and thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and others!  HLF reports: Rescued … Continue reading

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Vic Soc call for nominations for Top Ten Endangered Buildings in 2016

The Victorian Society (Vic Soc) is inviting nominations for the ‘Top Ten Endangered Victorian and Edwardian Buildings in England and Wales’ for 2016, with a closing date of 1 July.  Appearing in the ‘Top Ten’ focuses attention on neglected and … Continue reading

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Nominate a project for the 2016 Church Architecture Awards

The National Churches Trust and the Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Association are inviting entries for two top Church Architecture Awards. National Churches Trust writes: We are now accepting entries for the 2016 National Churches Trust and Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Association … Continue reading

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‘Money’s not the barrier’ to the IHBC’s 2016 School on ‘People Power’ – £4000+ available for practitioners & learners… DAC staff, charities, businesses and more…

The IHBC reminds all, with an interest in our 2016 School on ‘People Power’, that the IHBC is here to help those in need, and if your employer is encouraging your learning – as with the IHBC-ChurchCare partnership supporting staff … Continue reading

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Herts conference at Grade I Moor Park, ‘Planning and Conservation’, with IHBC membership advice too… 27 May

Three Rivers Council is leading a short conference on ‘Planning and Conservation in Hertfordshire and beyond’ at Moor Park Golf Club, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, on Friday 27 May, which will include advice on IHBC membership and benefits, talks on current practice, … Continue reading

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IHBC and CIfA sign MoU

The IHBC and the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in London on 12 May, the first of a wider programme of structured partnering with organisations currently being developed as part of the IHBC’s Corporate … Continue reading

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IHBC spotlight on ‘Subtopia’: Ian Nairn’s essential philosophies distilled – in discussion and on film

Many IHBC members will be keen to hear that, sixty years after Ian Nairn coined the term ‘Subtopia’, an unmissable discussion on Radio 4 explores Ian Nairn’s considerable legacy as a writer and broadcaster, highlighting too how, in so many … Continue reading

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England’s Housing and Planning Bill receives Royal Assent

New measures to help more people in England buy their own home and get houses built faster became law on 13 May 2016 as the Housing and Planning Act received Royal Assent.  Government writes: The Act sets out a clear determination from … Continue reading

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Conviction in art theft of Devon church art works as old legislation gets legs…

A 48 year old man has been sentenced for three years and eight months at Hereford Crown Court for crimes including the theft of two priceless 15th century oak panels, as an important piece of legislation, brought into force around the … Continue reading

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CV & friends appeal: Government asked to fulfil pledge strengthening neighbourhood planning, through appeals

Campaigners, including Civic Voice, unsuccessfully urged the Government to back up its pledge to give added strength to neighbourhood planning, following a debate on the Housing and Planning Bill on Monday 9 May.  Civic Voice writes: Planning minister Brandon Lewis … Continue reading

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Decline in regulation is ‘social murder’, report claims

A new briefing into the decline of regulation, entitled ‘Better Regulation: Better for Whom?’, found that between 2004 and 2013 there were 34% fewer food standards inspections and 28% fewer prosecutions, while the average business can now expect a local … Continue reading

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CoE offers its spires as beacons for those without fast broadband

The Church of England (CoE) has created guidelines so 10,000 rural churches may be used to provide wireless internet access to help meet PM’s vow  The Guardian’s Damian Carrington writes: ‘Salhouse is among 47 churches in Norfolk that provide a … Continue reading

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Call for Entries- RIBA Research Awards 2016

The RIBA President’s Awards for Research promote and celebrate the best of research in the field of architecture and the built environment that contributes to new knowledge and understanding in architecture and the practice of architecture, with the deadline for … Continue reading

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IHBC Gus Astley Student Award 2016: Your chance to showcase your work

The closing date for the IHBC’s 2016 Gus Astley Student Awards is fast approaching, so if you have presented coursework on a taught course in the last two years that you think merits wider recognition by us, be sure to … Continue reading

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