Daily Archives: 10/03/2017

IHBC-STBA update to Bonfield: Make ‘Each Home Count’ with ‘Different but Complementary’ approach to traditional fabric

In a well-received and incisive presentation to an audience that included Peter Bonfield, John Preston, IHBC’s Green Panel Chair and Heritage Chair of the STBA, called for traditional buildings to be given a ‘Different but Complementary’ approach in Bonfield’s ‘Each … Continue reading

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New cases and updates on IHBC’s LB Prosecutions Database

A recent update of the IHBC’s Listed Building (LB) prosecutions database has resulted in nearly 10 new cases being added to the listing, as well as an overhaul of the contents.

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IHBC’s ‘Top HESPR pick’: Historic England on Suffolk’s WW1 memorials –closing 14/03

The IHBC’s commercial conservation services listing, HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers members weekly Bulletins that bring tender and other opportunities together into one handy resource, while the Director’s top pick for IHBC members this … Continue reading

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Tutbury villagers win row over poppy wreath holders display honouring war dead

Villagers have won a row about honouring their war dead, as a Church judge ruled they can use a wreath holder to display poppies all year round.

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Cash-strapped Guildford Cathedral under threat as ‘not too big to fail’, Archbishop of Canterbury warns

The future of the Guildford Cathedral, built in 1961, is now under threat after plans for a housing development on surplus land that would have raised a £10m endowment were rejected by the council.

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UK Digital Strategy out

The Secretary of State for Culture Media & Sport, Karen Bradley, has launched the Government’s ‘UK Digital Strategy’ to help ‘build on our success to date to develop a world-leading digital economy that works for everyone.’

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Tree protester evicted from A-listed hotel site in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket

A person protesting against a £65m hotel development in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket – which includes the 19th Century A-listed India Buildings – has left a tree he has been living in after a sheriff granted an eviction notice to developers.

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Dispute over adequacy of reasons in AONB planning case heads to Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has given Dover District Council and developer China Gateway International permission to appeal a Court of Appeal ruling that quashed permission for a 521-dwelling development in an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) following the conclusion that … Continue reading

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HMHS Anglia recognised as an official war grave

HMHS Anglia, a hospital ship sunk during the First World War, was recently given war grave status, recognizing the remains of the more than 160 soldiers and sailors who lost their lives aboard her.

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