Daily Archives: 05/04/2012

Revised Planning, Conservation and Building Control NOS

Construction Industry Council in conjunction with key sector interests, on behalf of, and as a partner in ConstructionSkills, has revised the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Town Planning, Conservation and Building Control, just approved by UKCES, the UK Commission for … Continue reading

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Buildings at Risk feature on ‘Wales this week’

A full 30 minute programme about heritage at risk has been aired on ITV Wales as part of its ‘Wales This Week’ programme. See: LINK

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DBIS: ‘Informal consultation’ on future of EU Structural Funds

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (DBIS) has launched an informal consultation to seek views from businesses, local communities and other organisations on how EU Structural Funds, Rural Development Funds and Fisheries Funds can be used to support growth in … Continue reading

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BIG policy direction: social investment priority

The Cabinet Office has published the new policy directions for the Big Lottery Fund, which introduce a new priority for boosting the capacity of the social investment market. The document also makes clear that BIG funding will go ‘primarily’ to … Continue reading

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Revised tree preservation regime finalised

The new Tree Preservation Order (TPO) regime for England involves two key changes from the proposals for more streamlined and consolidated arrangements consulted on two years ago, the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has announced. First, the Government … Continue reading

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Red Tape Challenge:…. heritage… name & shame the regs

Those with a stake in the sport, heritage, gambling and lottery industries get the chance today to declare war on the rules and red tape that are holding back their growth and stifling their chances of success. These industries will … Continue reading

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HS: Capitalising on archaeology

The way Historic Scotland supports and funds archaeology projects across the country is to be strengthened. Scotland’s heritage agency has completed a review of the scope of the archaeology work it commissions and how it supports external projects across the … Continue reading

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MSP: Cut the VAT on housing repair and maintenance

Aberdeen Central MSP Kevin Stewart has urged the Chancellor of the Exchequer to cut the VAT on housing repair, maintenance and improvement work to support employment in Scotland, tackle rogue traders and to protect our built heritage. Research by Experian, … Continue reading

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NPPF: Rounding off

The final version of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) for England, now in force, has received a good response. Following publication of the 50-page document on 27 March the administration has issued supplementary technical guidance on development in areas … Continue reading

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