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- Update on IHBC Norwich School keynote: Jonathan Foyle
- IHBC members with benefits: Reduced rates for ‘Responsible retrofit’, Bristol fashion
- Electoral pledges survey: heritage, culture, planning etc.
- RICS: £55bn spent on building maintenance (3%+ of GDP)!
- EU Committee calls for greater investment in building sector: traditional materials and sustainability
- £35K court fine: unauthorised demolition Stevenage LB
- PINS confirms appeal delays: inc. enforcement & LBCs
- At 58% support, reviving empty homes is a local priority!
- DEFRA: New funding for rural historic buildings @ up to 80%
- Vic Soc laments HCA demolition of Bristol EH Godwin building
- Luton cinema conversion blow
- LB consent issues cited in election banner row in Carlisle
- IHBC’s HESPR highlights: are you missing out on business?
Monthly Archives: January 2012
Colin Haylock, a full member of the IHBC, has become President of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) in succession to Richard Summers. IHBC Secretary Eddie Booth welcomed Colin to his new position saying: ‘The IHBC is very proud … Continue reading
A 19th century granary store that has been spectacularly transformed into a university for the arts has scooped the Mayor’s Award for Planning Excellence at the London Planning Awards, while the award for Best Historic Building Management – sponsored by … Continue reading
Heritage Alliance has launched its 2012-15 strategy. Heritage Alliance writes: Heritage Day on 8 December 2011 was a moment to reflect on the organisational development of the Alliance with the publication of the Annual Review of 2011, and a … Continue reading
Communities Minister Baroness Hanham is asking people to vote out policies they think are the weakest links, in a drive to eliminate ineffective and unnecessary regulations from the country’s housing laws. The Government’s Red Tape Challenge is shining a spotlight … Continue reading
Industry feedback is being sought on proposed recommendations for the new Construction Skills Strategy which is currently being developed by Sector Skills Council CITB-ConstructionSkills and the Industry Training Board, with the consultaton closing on 6th February 2012. The Strategy, which … Continue reading
Durham County Council is considering putting its leisure centres, libraries and theatres into a charitable trust as a way to save money. The council has to make spending cuts of £145.8m in the next five years and hopes it … Continue reading
Proposals for a costs capping scheme in cases challenging decisions by public authorities which impact on the environment have been published by the Scottish Government in a consultation ending on 3 April. The usual rule in civil cases is … Continue reading
English Heritage (EH) and Ashgate Publishing have announced the forthcoming launch of the much anticipated revision, expansion and updates of their Practical Building Conservation series, first published in 1988, with 10 new volumes replacing the original five. Charles Strang, … Continue reading
Campaigners exploiting planning rules by claiming beach huts and car parks are ‘village greens’ to halt developments are costing taxpayers millions of pounds, council leaders have warned, as councils claimed that vexatious claims were preventing new affordable housing and stopping … Continue reading
Part of a new housing estate at Prestbury, Gloucestershire, has been bulldozed following a campaign by local residents who highlighted the existence of a protective covenant applying to 1.8 acres of the site. Taylor Wimpey demolished 24 homes after … Continue reading
The projected list of future themes for the IHBC’s renowned house journal, Context, is available on-line, at LINK, to encourage members and non-members to plan, offer or suggest relevant articles and themes. Context has always served as an essential … Continue reading
Loyd Grossman, chairman of the Heritage Alliance, has added his voice to the Telegraph’s ‘Hands Off Our Land’ campaign, saying ‘If we want to deliver more prosperous and meaningful lives to our citizens, our heritage is a tool waiting to … Continue reading
The National Heritage Training Group (NHTG) has announced that Karen Houghton has been appointed as the National Project Manager for the NHTG’s Skills for the Future programme on a 27 month contract. Paul Simons, NHTG Chair, writes: I … Continue reading