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- IHBC members with benefits: We’re championing CCT’s ‘Champing™’, with special member reductions! Will you?
- IHBC’s next ‘Membership Applications Support Seminar’- Scotland Branch, Glasgow, 18 May
- IHBC NI on ‘social media and digital technologies in HE conservation’ – 26 May: Booking open!
- IHBC at HTF’s ‘Volunteering and Heritage’ Panel: 10 May, Oxford
- IHBC welcomes report on Britain’s Overseas Heritage
- Airtight homes warning from Glasgow’s MEARU
- Land Registry Privatisation- Commons Library report, EDM and consultation
- Unimplemented Planning Permissions- PAS commentary
- CPRE: More than a ¼m houses planned for Green Belt
- External covering and insulation in a conservation area
- May is National Walking Month- any heritage walks near you?
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- IHBC members with benefits: Reduced rates at University of Leicester’s Heritage in Practice Courses
- Our Heritage: HLF funding update blog for private owners
- Theatres Trust at 40
- Government responds to NIC Northern Connectivity report: Transport not enough!
Monthly Archives: April 2012
With the consultation date for the ‘borderline anomalies’ extended to 18 May, the IHBC is asking members to bring forward evidence they might have of the damage the tax adjustments will or might cause to projects, especially works with a … Continue reading
The Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) has welcomed the high-level commitment by the Wales First Minister to ensure that addressing Buildings at Risk (BAR) will be a priority in the country’s new Heritage Bill. First Minister Carwyn Jones said … Continue reading
An update on the review of RCAHMS notes that currently agreed options are being assessed at present. RCAHMS writes: In November 2011, the Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop, commissioned Historic Scotland to undertake a strategic options … Continue reading
The National Trust, English Heritage and East Northamptonshire Council have decided to mount a joint High Court challenge against the planning permission granted on appeal for a wind farm proposed for a location within a mile of a Grade I … Continue reading
You can find our about the current state of discussions – as at 16 April and including extensive links to press articles etc – around the ‘conservatory tax’ and the Green Deal, in a ‘Standard Note’ to Members of Parliament, … Continue reading
Clementine Cecil has been appointed as the new Director of SAVE, replacing William Palin who is set to leave the charity at the end of May, after four years at the helm, to pursue writing and restoration projects. Clementine Cecil … Continue reading
Former Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering managing director Graham Wren has takes over the lead at the industry skills card scheme CSCS. Building News: LINK
Northern Ireland Environment Minister Alex Attwood has reluctantly decided not to block the demolition of the Athletic Stores, an iconic Belfast landmark, as part of a mixed-use redevelopment scheme. The building is not listed but is in a conservation area. … Continue reading
English Heritage has started consulting on the historic and architectural significance of a number of historic railway buildings, bridges and tunnels along the 116 miles of track of the Great Western main line, which runs from London’s Paddington Station to … Continue reading
Communities Minister Greg Clark expects to see a sample of decisions by planning inspectors to ensure they meet the Government’s intention that the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) should be driven by the Coalition’s localism agenda, while in a related … Continue reading
A High Court judge has decided that West Beach at Newhaven in East Sussex is not a village green as Mr. Justice Ouseley ruled it did not qualify because its use by local people for informal recreation was incompatible with … Continue reading
The Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) – alongside the Heritage Alliance – has been the subject of substantial reporting by Private Eye’s Piloti, as the issue of the proposed raid on VAT support for key heritage projects is making … Continue reading
The IHBC has welcomed a new initiative by the Heritage Alliance (HA) to consolidate heritage sector opposition to the proposed removal of VAT relief for key heritage works across the UK by encouraging everyone to make use of their new … Continue reading
The IHBC’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held as usual after the Institute’s key training event for the year, the Day School of our Annual School, at 5.30 on 22 June 2012, in the Guildhall Winchester, and as the … Continue reading
Now anyone can keep up to date on essential IHBC news through RSS (really simple syndication) feeds, as our news updates are made more accessible to all parts of the heritage, development and environment sectors. IHBC Director Seán O’Reilly said: … Continue reading
The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) includes a presumption in favour of sustainable development, and the Planning Inspectorate has published a model wording which it considers, if incorporated into a draft Local Plan submitted for examination, will be an appropriate … Continue reading