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- IHBC extends private sector support for applicants: Free IHBC CPD ‘MATE’s update, for a CgMS audience 20/10/2017
- IHBC welcomes new research on LPA Urban Design services: Confirms England’s housing delivery threatened by design skills shortage 20/10/2017
- SCT launches IHBC-supported Annual Conference – 50 years of Conservation Areas and Trusts: 27 November, Glasgow 20/10/2017
- Last chance: IHBC seeks ‘Consultant Policy Advisor’ – Closes 23 October 20/10/2017
- IHBC HESPR’s top pick from c.£600,000+ of costed work this week: Quinquennial inspection of Leicestershire church 20/10/2017
- IHBC CPD boost: Mimetic architecture scandal with bribery and corruption takes the biscuit… from DBW 20/10/2017
- Work on Cardiff’s Coal Exchange examined to see if it goes beyond planning consent 20/10/2017
- RTPI World Town Planning Day 2017 Schools Competition: Closing World Town Planning Day – 8 Nov 20/10/2017
- Impact of Brexit and local authorities’ role to be examined by Commons Select Committee: Calls close 14 Nov 20/10/2017
- Bolton’s Beehive Mills demolition plan to go ahead as Government cancels planning inquiry 20/10/2017
- Blackpool’s piers placed on WMF heritage watch list: Include GII listed 20/10/2017
- IHBC Marsh Awards 2018 launched: Nominations for retired IHBC members and New Heritage Learners – Closing end Feb 2018 17/10/2017
- IHBC CPD boost on current affairs: DBW does Brexit compilation 17/10/2017
- DBW on Wales: Featuring Context 149 on ‘A pigsty’s hidden history’ 17/10/2017
- NT’s seeks LBC for window stickers in Peckover House to enhance visitor experience 17/10/2017
- GII Tithe Barn Trust runs ‘Sponsor a Sheaf’ campaign 17/10/2017
- Applications for 50 for free Landmark stays now open until midnight 3 December 2017 17/10/2017
- London Green Belt Council (LGBC): Green belt sites pegged for development ‘doubled’ 17/10/2017
- Guide encourages cooperation between arts and health sector 17/10/2017
- New 2017 School Context out: Latest issue on Manchester 2017, ‘Historic Infrastructure’ 14/10/2017
- IHBC at North Wales Skills Fair on 18 Oct: IHBC says ‘Hello’ to future conservation professionals… and many more! 14/10/2017
- IHBC HESPR’s weekly top picks from £412,000+ of costed work: CA Appraisals for Newport 14/10/2017
- England’s conservation opportunities and duties: 74% support Conservation Areas controls…; but only 56% of residents know they live in one! 14/10/2017
- DCLG confirms revised National Planning Policy Framework in Spring 2018 following consultations 14/10/2017
- HE publishes update of Streets for All for consultation, closing 9 Nov 14/10/2017
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Wales online reports that Cardiff council is examining whether the Coal Exchange developer is carrying out work without planning consent.
The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has announced the 2017 Schools Competition to mark World Town Planning day and its theme is ‘How would you make your local place more inclusive resilient and sustainable?, with the competition closing on World … Continue reading
Impact of Brexit and local authorities’ role to be examined by Commons Select Committee: Calls close 14 Nov
The Communities and Local Government Committee’s ‘Brexit and Local Government’ inquiry looks at which powers currently held by the EU could be transferred to town halls after the UK’s exit.
The Beehive Mills, in Great Lever, Grade II Listed, will be demolished sooner than expected after a Government inquiry into plans to build homes on the site was cancelled. image Bolton News
Blackpool’s three piers – including the Grade II (GII) listed North Pier – have been put on the 2018 ‘at risk’ list of the World Monuments Fund (WMF) due to the threats from the effects of climate change and changing … Continue reading
The National Trust (NT) has applied for Listed Building Consent (LBC) to install window stickers in the reception area of Peckover House, to enhance visitor experience.
The Landbeach Tithe Barn in Cambridgeshire has sheets on the thatch and is urgently awaiting repairs, and the Tithe Barn Trust’s ‘Sponsor a Sheaf Campaign’ has been developed as a way to help this GII Listed thatched barn.
Applications for 50 for Free Landmark building stays are now open until midnight, Sunday 3 December 2017
The number of sites facing development on London’s green belt has more than doubled since last year, the campaigning group London Green Belt Council (LGBC) has warned. image LocalGovernment website
A new guide aims to encourage people in the arts and health services to work together to prevent illness and improve wellbeing.
England’s conservation opportunities and duties: 74% support Conservation Areas controls…; but only 56% of residents know they live in one!
Findings released on the anniversary of the designation of the first Conservation Area – Stamford in Lincolnshire, designated in 1967 – show that while 74% of adults living in England support powers for councils allowing them to restrict changes to … Continue reading
The government has confirmed its intention to publish a revised National Planning Policy Framework in Spring 2018, informed by wider consultations, stating that it ‘will ensure that we not only plan for the right homes in the right places, but … Continue reading
An update of Historic England’s Streets for All has been published for consultation with a closing date for comments is 9 November.
Sir David Chipperfield, whose work includes the Neues Museum in Berlin, will oversee the multi-million pound renovation of the 16th century Procuratie Vecchie, which will be opened to the public for the first time in 500 years when the project … Continue reading
Statements of Intent are now invited for the Creative Research & Development (R&D) Partnership scheme, part of the Creative Industries Clusters Programme with statements of intent due by Friday 27 October at 4pm in order to be eligible to apply … Continue reading
The Gardens Trust needs help in finding un-recognised and neglected mid to late C20 designed landscapes – those laid out between the mid 1960s and 1990 with nominations sought by 31 October.
Dumfries, in the south west of Scotland, has emerged as the happiest in Scotland, according to a recent survey.
Birmingham has had to give up its crown as Hull replaces the west Midlands city as the most enterprising place in Britain. image Local Gov UK website
The 2018 Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence are now open for entries, with categories including Excellence in Planning for Heritage and Culture, and closes on 8 December.
Homeowners who sell draughty homes could be fined, according to a report from Frontier Economics Consultancy.
England’s Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has revised guidance on compulsory purchase and the Crichel Down Rules for the disposal of surplus land acquired by, or under the threat of, compulsion.
A burnt-out school once attended by Stan Laurel is to go up for sale after a £2m plan to bring it back to life failed to secure the necessary funding. image Northern Echo website
Conservation Areas featured in the Telegraph: Opinions on 50 years of conservation area designation – Stamford, Lincs
The Telegraph has featured observations on Stamford’s historic centre, as the first conservation area, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of its designation this year.
Friday 6 October is Scotland’s first ever Heritage Awareness Day, celebrating History, Heritage and Archaeology in the themed year 2017.
The mayor of Liverpool has created a taskforce to work to ‘reset’ its relationship with UNESCO after the body threatened to remove the city’s world heritage status.