Daily Archives: 15/03/2017

IHBC handed ‘Keys to…Historic Buildings’: Somerset House, 3 May – CIOB and NT

Courtesy of the organisers the IHBC will host a stand at the joint National Trust (NT) and CIOB event entitled ‘Keys to the successful operation of historic buildings’, to take place on 3 May in Somerset House.

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IHBC’s bursary bounty: ‘Money’s not the barrier’ to the IHBC’s 2017 School on ‘Transport Infrastructure’ – £5000+ available for practitioners & learners…

The IHBC reminds anyone with an interest in heritage that the IHBC is here to help those in need of support for learning, so if you need help to attend the IHBC’s 2017 School in Manchester in June be sure … Continue reading

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Southwark Council Article 4 on all pubs offers protection from PD rights

An Article 4 direction from Southwark Council means that any changes to pubs in the areas will have to go through the planning process rather than benefit from Permitted Development (PD) rights, so the council – as well as the … Continue reading

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CV: Donald Insall Associates on ‘50 years of Conservation Areas’

Civic Voice (CV) reports that Tony Barton, chair of Donald Insall Associates, has written an article on 50 years of Conservation Areas for the Architects Journal.

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Judge refuses bid for review of permission for block of flats in historic area

A crowdfunded attempt to take Plymouth City Council to judicial review over a planning application has been thrown out on the papers as ‘wholly unarguable’.

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Big Lottery funding for new Galston community hub

Plans to turn a former hotel and Grade B listed building into a thriving community hub for the people of Galston, East Ayrshire are more likely now thanks to a Big Lottery Fund award of £328,579, to Galston Community Development … Continue reading

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Company to fight plans for Heritage Centre at quarry

The boss of a firm hoping to build a flats complex on the edge of Rubislaw Quarry has vowed to fight to prevent a granite heritage centre being built at the site.

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Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Act receives Royal Assent: 23 February

The passing of this legislation is seen by many as bringing to an end the failure of successive UK governments to ratify the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict.

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New app reveals secrets of London’s ‘ghost signs’ of past commerce (wiki)

The BBC has featured a phone app has been created to give users a guided tour of some of London’s best ‘ghost signs’, faded branding and advertising markings found on the sides of buildings across the capital.

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