Daily Archives: 04/08/2017

IHBC’s new Note on ‘Townscape’: Addressing knowledge gaps in heritage policy development 

The IHBC has launched a new Guidance Note (GN2017/4) on ‘Townscape as an important concept in conservation area management’, to explain the importance the Institute places on townscape as a specific concept in the proper management of conservation areas, and … Continue reading

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HESPR’s top pick of the week: Dumfries Historic Buildings Trust seeks options appraisal for B listed building, closing 11 August, valued £12,000

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

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IHBC CPD boost: House of Commons Note on garden cities, towns and villages… in the context of planning today

The House of Commons Library has issued a new note on garden cities, towns and villages, setting their history in the context of current planning challenges that are especially prominent in southern England. Parliamentary copyright images are reproduced with the … Continue reading

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Manchester town hall tender successes announced: Includes HESPR member architects Purcell

Manchester City Council has announced a list of successful tenderers for contracts relating to the it’s Town Hall project with IHBC HESPR member Purcell leading on architecture.

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Independent review of building regulations and fire safety

The government has announced an independent review of building regulations and fire safety. DCLG Marsham Street London Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.

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Developers warned of legal action for unauthorised work at Tonedale House and Tonedale Mill in Wellington

Developers warned of legal action for unauthorised work at Tonedale House and Tonedale Mill in Wellington Taunton Deane Borough Council is warning developers that they face legal action unless they call an immediate halt to illegal work being carried out … Continue reading

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LGA to showcase partnership approaches to positive planning: So show off yours… by 15 August!

The Local Government Association (LGA) is developing a publication in to showcase effective partnership approaches to positive planning, so if you would like to showcase work you have done in your area, please contact jo.allchurch@local.gov.uk by 15 August 2017.

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Plans to dismantle Victoria Pier in Colwyn Bay approved

Plans to dismantle the Grade II-listed Victoria Pier in Colwyn Bay have been approved by councillors.

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PAS and the great English plan-off: Commencing in October

England’s Planning Advisory Service (PAS) is inviting talented people working in the built environment sector from across the country to team up to solve a tricky planning problem, and it commences in October.

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