Category Archives: Sector NewsBlog

No windfarm at Louth Canal, Lincs, after dismissal due to ‘harm’ to character

The Application and appeal to build windfarm beside Louth Canal was dismissed by the Secretary of State Sajid Javid because of the ‘harm’ it would do to the character of the area.

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Scarborough Futurist theatre demolition plan approved

Plans to demolish an almost 100-year-old seafront theatre in Scarborough have been approved so the site can be cleared and sold.

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Future town design competition: create the future of Scotland’s towns – 6 Nov deadline

Scotland’s Town Partnership (STP) invites entries in the third annual FutureTown Design Competition to gain media profile for your town and a keynote slot to present your idea at the annual Towns Tea Party, with the deadline for entries is … Continue reading

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Hastings Pier restoration wins 2017 RIBA Stirling Prize

Historic Hastings Pier in East Sussex, devastated by fire in 2010, has won the prestigious RIBA Stirling architecture award 2017 after a multi-million pound restoration work led by dRMM Architects, beating a shortlist heavy with heritage-sensitive work, including the new … Continue reading

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HE survey: 21% of listed building owners run a business from their property

A new report by Historic England (HE) shows that 1 in 5 owners of residential listed properties are also running some kind of commercial venture from them.

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Impact of Brexit on Local Government inquiry – closing 14 Nov

The impact of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU and the role local authorities could play post-Brexit is to be examined by MPs on the Communities and Local Government committee. Parliamentary copyright images are reproduced with the permission of Parliament

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Reform of Green Deal Framework – Call for evidence, closing 23 Nov

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has published a call for evidence on all elements of the current Green Deal Framework, as part of Energy efficiency in buildings and Household energy, to help improve the Framework so it … Continue reading

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European Association Awards 2018 – Deadline extension: Closing 15 Nov

There is still time to be in with a chance of winning at the European Association Awards in 2018, as you can have until the 15th November to submit your entry. For more background see the NewsBlogs Extend your deadline: … Continue reading

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Heritage traditions? Irish historian in Cambridge uncovers drinking habits of 16th century Ireland masons: 14 pints a day

Tipperary woman Dr Susan Flavin on her discovery that Irish ‘burly stone masons’ and others in the 16th century drank 14 pints a day

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Cathedral Projects Support Panel seeks volunteers 

The Association of English Cathedrals would like to hear from those with an interest in cathedrals and the time and relevant specialist skills and experience to serve as volunteer expert members on the newly created Cathedral Projects Support Panel.

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Ken Loach says his beloved Bath is being ruined by tourism – UNESCO WHS status threatened

Film director warns that unsympathetic developments aimed at visitors could lead to historic city losing its UNESCO World Heritage Site (WHS) status.

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Empty Homes: Lowest and highest value properties have the highest levels of empty homes

New research released by the campaigning charity Empty Homes to mark Empty Homes Week shows that both the highest and lowest value properties in England have the highest levels of long-term empty homes.

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BBC features Florencecourt Victorian kitchen garden… revived, thanks to HLF 

The BBC has reported on the Victorian kitchen garden at Florencecourt Co. Fermanagh which is being revived to 1930’s splendour with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

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Row over replacing Belfast’s Boyne Bridge

Belfast City Council has voted in favour of Translink’s new transport hub, meaning Belfast’s Boyne Bridge could be demolished to accommodate it, but, says the BBC, the current bridge near Sandy Row was reconstructed in 1936, while its origins date … Continue reading

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Bolsover Castle rated EH’s spookiest site

Ahead of our Halloween and After Dark events programme, English Heritage asked 1,800 staff to vote for the spookiest site in its care. image EH website

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THA update on Treasury discussions: Highlights ‘Cut the VAT’ evidence base, supported by IHBC, and more… 

The Heritage Alliance (THA) has issued an update on its discussions with the Treasury, including highlighting the benefits of cutting VAT on repairs etc., which relies on an evidence base co-funded by the IHBC and developed by Experian.

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Don’t forget: Historic England National Capacity Building Programme 2018-2020: ‘Call for applications’, closing 5 November

Historic England National Capacity Building Programme 2018-2020: ‘Call for applications’, closing 5 November

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HE’s ‘At Risk 2017’ launched: incudes Hawksmoor, gasholder and Nash’s Brighton gardens… but target rescues ahead of schedule

Historic England’s Heritage at Risk Register 2017 has been published, its annual snapshot of the state of England’s most valued vulnerable historic places, highlighting the sites across England that are at risk of being lost as a result of neglect, decay … Continue reading

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Scotland’s ‘heritage angels’ crowned

Winners of Scottish Heritage Angel Awards 2017 have been announced.

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The Museums + Heritage Awards 2018 now open for entry!

The 2018 Awards have 11 categories to choose from, including the BRAND NEW Best Shop Award which is split into two categories – Turnover Above £500k and Turnover Below £500k. Also returning for 2018 is the ever popular and FREE Volunteer(s) of the … Continue reading

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Capturing Planning in Images – Competition to Picture Wales: Closing 10 Nov

RTPI Cymru is launching a competition – closing 10 November – to collect photographs and drawings which depict planning in Wales.

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Parliament investigates report of falling masonry

Part of the Parliamentary estate was cordoned off on Thursday after reports that masonry had fallen from part of a building, smashing a car window. Parliamentary copyright images are reproduced with the permission of Parliament

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National Trust research shows that places matter

Scientific research carried out by the National Trust has found that natural and historic places have a powerful effect on all of us, as their ‘Places that Make us’ report demonstrates the depth of people’s connection with place.

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NHMF\HLF: 4 new Trustees sought: Closing 3 Nov

Four new Trustees are sought to join the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)/ National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) Board in 2018, with applications closing 3 November.

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IHBC CPD Boost Reminder: TCPA’s 70th anniversary online and in debate… from HE

HE highlights TCPA’s 70th anniversary online and in debate – From Hugh Ellis and Bob Kindred to Birgitta Ringbeck and Deborah Mays

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