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- IHBC on Project Management at Bishop Auckland, 18/19 Oct: CIOB President (and newly accredited Full IHBC member) helps spread the word! 16/09/2017
- IHBC and COTAC jointly welcome BIM4Heritage’s launch conference 16/09/2017
- HESPR’s weekly tenders @ £2.3Million+ of costed work: Top picks – Stock condition survey @£70-100k, and C&MPs for Brighton Royal Pavilion Garden 16/09/2017
- IHBC CPD in depth and in Context: ‘Reconciling conservation and sustainable development’ 16/09/2017
- ARB pre-consultation survey: Exploring ‘appropriate qualifications and training’ for architects – closes midnight, 2 October 16/09/2017
- Parliamentary update: Culture, Media & Sport Committee – membership confirmed 16/09/2017
- An Inspector concludes… ‘Townhouse restoration outweighs loss of housing despite marginal supply’ 16/09/2017
- Grenfell Tower fire: Inquiry ‘can and will provide answers’ 16/09/2017
- 60 years on: Planning inspectorate rules that Somerset lane is not a right of way 16/09/2017
- Spot the Bull: Time-lapse video shows revamp of Bracknell town centre 16/09/2017
- ‘What is a marketing exercise for ‘BAR’ and ‘HAR’? IHBC answers in our new ToolBox Guidance Note on ‘Marketing of heritage assets’ 12/09/2017
- Answers to car parking in conservation areas: ‘Conservation and Urbanism’ in IHBC’s Context 150 12/09/2017
- DBW selection from Open House London 2017 festival: 16/17 September 12/09/2017
- Do you know anyone who deserves a national honour? If so, DCMS wants to hear from you! 12/09/2017
- Nominations for Ecclesiastical’s Heritage Heroes Awards 2017: Open till 30 Sept 12/09/2017
- THA on Health, 2 October: ‘Is heritage good for your health?’ 12/09/2017
- Robin Hood Gardens demolition is an ‘act of vandalism’ says Simon Smithson 12/09/2017
- Call for Entries 2018: European Union Prize For Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, closing 1 Oct 12/09/2017
- HE online discussion: Challenges for Archaeology – 20/21 Sept 12/09/2017
- The Roman Roads of Britain Visualized as a Subway Map 12/09/2017
- Heritage 2020 @HeritageChat a twitter initiative for historic environment sector 12/09/2017
- Free 1-year IHBC membership for new students on any IHBC Recognised Conservation Course: Another IHBC boost! 08/09/2017
- IHBC’s joint ‘Conservation Professional Practice Principles’ post-outs under way, with planned circulation to c.17,000 by 2018 08/09/2017
- HESPR’s top pick from £150,000+ of costed work this week: London borough seeks ‘design brief & outline business case for a heritage & cultural centre’, closing 22 September, valued £65,000 08/09/2017
- Conservation Wiki and DBW feature retrofit in the National Trust from IHBC’s Context ‘Green Retrofit’ 08/09/2017
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The Wiston Whole Estate Plan 2017-2030 was approved by the South Downs National Park Authority’s Policy and Resource Committee on 20 July 2017.
Have your say in Landscape Institute’s major education and practice review: 5 & 27 September and after
The Landscape Institute (LI) is investing in a large, cross-discipline review of education and practice in not just landscape design, but all areas and specialisms of the profession spanning management, science, planning and urban design, and will conduct the survey … Continue reading
The ideas for restoring and presenting the famous Grade 1 listed 18th-century mansion Clandon Park, destroyed by fire in 2015, presented by six separate teams, are on display at Clandon Park until 1 October, one of which owner the National … Continue reading
The Heritage Alliance (THA) has published a paper entitled ‘Rural heritage under threat: looking after our landscapes post Brexit’.
Heritage Perspectives 1: Clive Aslet – Treasury taxation on Heritage Maintenance Funds deflect funds from benefiting historic houses
Clive Aslet reports in The Times (limited access) about the impact of treasury taxation on Heritage Maintenance Funds (HMFs) – set up in the 1970’s – in deflecting funds intended for protection of heritage to the taxman.
Heritage Perspectives 2: Don’t Take That view! Gary Barlow goes to war over new-build near his G-II mansion
Gary Barlow’s Grade II listed home is located close to fields where developers plan 54 new homes, and Barlow is backing neighbours who are opposed to the plans – the Parish Council also objected – arguing the development would spoil … Continue reading
Residents in a ‘picture postcard’ village have been left devastated after thieves stole a traditional red phone box weighing three quarters of a ton from outside their homes.
JPICH Heritage in Changing Environments pre-call announcement: 4.5 million Euros for transnational proposals
The Joint Programming Initiative in Cultural Heritage and Global Change has announced a new funding opportunity of 4.5 million Euros for ‘transnational proposals’ with areas covered including ‘changing political and cultural environments’ and ‘environmental deterioration’.
This paper from the Scottish Government (SG) contains proposals for a new Climate Change Bill, to amend only those parts of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 that relate to emission reduction targets and associated reporting duties with a public … Continue reading
Six buildings have been shortlisted for architecture’s least illustrious prize, courtesy BD (Building Design) – the Carbuncle Cup for the UK’s worst new building from the last year.
About 20,000 little-used red phone booths to be axed as mobiles reduce their relevance.
The Local Government Association (LGA) warns that the average new home in England will have to last 2,000 years if the sluggish rate of house building and replacement continues.
Prolonged battles by SAVE and partners to prevent the needless and wasteful destruction of tens of thousands of decent terraced houses in the north of England has received triumphant vindication with the opening in August 2017 of the first restored … Continue reading
The BBC has recently run a feature on the softer benefits of heritage: ‘..the sights that mean the journey’s end is near and the comforts of home await, from towers to trees and works of art, favoured roadside landmarks that … Continue reading
Workmen are believed to have caused a major fire scare after setting alight the roof of a luxury Category A listed hotel, the Nira Caledonia on Gloucester Place in Edinburgh’s New Town and World Heritage Site. image Fiona Newton, IHBC
An independent study led by Historic England (HE) and co-funded by the Heritage Lottery Find (HLF), has been published, revealing how people feel about the impacts of cuts on local authority heritage services in the South West.
Wales’ national parks could lose their status as internationally recognised protected areas if a Welsh Government review is implemented, a panel of experts has warned.
A man who set fire to a Grade II-listed 16th Century timber framed manor house, Wythenshawe Hall, Greater Manchester leaving it partly destroyed, has been jailed. image Friends of Wythenshawe
A new report from Historic England (HE) – ‘Translating Good Growth for London’s Historic Environment’ – demonstrates how heritage can successfully underpin London’s growth.
Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is urging people across Scotland to come face to face with history to celebrate the first ever Heritage Awareness Day on October 6.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, offers his support to help make the city the world’s first National Park City and one of the greenest cities on earth.
From 1 September 2017 a Heritage Impact Statement will be required to support any application for listed building or conservation area consent in Wales, as the Heritage Impact Statement will replace the Design and Access Statement in the application process … Continue reading
New guidance to help professionals assess the potential impacts of future development on Scotland’s coastal landscapes has been published by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH). image Fiona Newton, IHBC
In an opinion piece, Peter Raisbeck suggests that there are people in this world who don’t think architecture has much to do with research.
£15 million Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund to boost region’s tech, creative and cultural industries
Towns and cities across the North of England can bid for grants to help build a lasting regional legacy from the Great Exhibition of the North. Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.