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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?
Daily Archives: 10/02/2012
Social enterprises, charities and local enterprise partnerships have been invited to bid for more than £23.7m of funding available in 2012 from the government’s new Coastal Communities Fund, aimed at promoting regeneration in seaside towns. Coastal communities across the … Continue reading
Cornwall Council has introduced charges for pre-application planning advice. The scheme came into force at the beginning of February. The fixed charge fees range from £350 plus VAT for a major scheme like a residential development of … Continue reading
Government has been criticised after admitting there was ‘very little’ evidence for claim that Part L changes will boost Green Deal Building Co UK Article: LINK
The owner of chemical giant ICI’s former headquarters in Stockton-on-Tees has won permission to take its fight to save the building from demolition to the Appeal Court, citing a violation of the European Convention on Human Rights. A DECISION … Continue reading
A new offensive on cutting energy waste was launched by Edward Davey, with the creation of a dedicated team within the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) assembled to spearhead energy efficiency policy and make it more relevant to … Continue reading
The Treasure Trove Unit and Historic Scotland (HS), with the support of National Museums Scotland and English Heritage, are holding an afternoon meeting, on Friday 9 March 2012, 1330-1700, to explore the theme of crimes against heritage in Scotland. Historic Scotland writes: … Continue reading
The Tory leader of a west London council praised by Prime Minister David Cameron has been appointed to aid the government in its drive to ‘reduce red tape’ relating to housing and construction. After launching the Department’s Red … Continue reading
Edinburgh World Heritage (EWH) the charitable organisation responsible for conserving and promoting the interests of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site is seeking a new chair and trustees – (see http://www.ihbc.org.uk/jobsnew/). EH writes of itself: … Continue reading
Training manuals designed to equip construction SMEs with the knowledge and skills they need to unlock the commercial opportunities around the Green Deal have been launched by CITB-ConstructionSkills and are available for download at no charge. The publishers … Continue reading
New rules to make it easier for householders in Scotland to make changes to their homes without applying for planning permission have come into force. New rules came in to force on February 6, 2012 to make it easier … Continue reading
An additional £87 million will be invested in affordable and energy efficient homes to support jobs in the construction industry, Housing Minister Keith Brown has announced. The funding was outlined in the Scottish Parliament by Finance Secretary John Swinney, … Continue reading
Charles Walker and Ab Rogers join Alex de Rijke as part of the London college’s expansion plans BD Online: LINK