Daily Archives: 05/09/2017

IHBC asks: Are you planning for sustainable heritage? Look beyond building performance, to place, says Chetwyn in IHBC’s Context 150

IHBC past Chair Dave Chetwyn argues that sustainable development must be considered not only in terms of efficient building performance, but also in the wider context of place use and planning, as he explores ‘Planning for sustainable historic places’ in … Continue reading

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London’s Garden Bridge project officially abandoned 

A £200m plan to build a bridge covered with trees over the River Thames in central London has officially been abandoned.

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MFS Survey indicates new-build houses out of favour with Brits

Despite the current housing crisis, a survey carried out by MFS indicates that househunters are opting for older properties over new-builds.

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BEFS responds to latest SG Position Statement on planning review

In its response to the latest Scottish Government ‘Position Statement’ on planning Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS) has expressed disappointment that the scope of the review has shifted from major reform to a series of procedural changes.

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South Downs National Park endorsed whole Estate Plan

The Wiston Whole Estate Plan 2017-2030 was approved by the South Downs National Park Authority’s Policy and Resource Committee on 20 July 2017.

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Have your say in Landscape Institute’s major education and practice review: 5 & 27 September and after

The Landscape Institute (LI) is investing in a large, cross-discipline review of education and practice in not just landscape design, but all areas and specialisms of the profession spanning management, science, planning and urban design, and will conduct the survey … Continue reading

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On show to share thoughts: Six ‘design concepts’ to restore NT’s Clandon Park following 2015 fire

The ideas for restoring and presenting the famous Grade 1 listed 18th-century mansion Clandon Park, destroyed by fire in 2015, presented by six separate teams, are on display at Clandon Park until 1 October, one of which owner the National … Continue reading

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THA on ‘Rural heritage under threat: looking after our landscapes post Brexit’

The Heritage Alliance (THA) has published a paper entitled ‘Rural heritage under threat: looking after our landscapes post Brexit’. 

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Heritage Perspectives 1: Clive Aslet – Treasury taxation on Heritage Maintenance Funds deflect funds from benefiting historic houses

Clive Aslet reports in The Times (limited access) about the impact of treasury taxation on Heritage Maintenance Funds (HMFs) – set up in the 1970’s – in deflecting funds intended for protection of heritage to the taxman.

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Heritage Perspectives 2: Don’t Take That view! Gary Barlow goes to war over new-build near his G-II mansion 

Gary Barlow’s Grade II listed home is located close to fields where developers plan 54 new homes, and Barlow is backing neighbours who are opposed to the plans – the Parish Council also objected – arguing the development would spoil … Continue reading

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Heritage Perspectives 3: Residents stunned as thieves steal red Phone Box from their village

Residents in a ‘picture postcard’ village have been left devastated after thieves stole a traditional red phone box weighing three quarters of a ton from outside their homes.

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