Daily Archives: 08/09/2017

Free 1-year IHBC membership for new students on any IHBC Recognised Conservation Course: Another IHBC boost!

The IHBC is delighted to announce that students in the first year of an IHBC Recognised Conservation Course can have up to one year free membership of the professional body – simply join online!

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IHBC’s joint ‘Conservation Professional Practice Principles’ post-outs under way, with planned circulation to c.17,000 by 2018

As the IHBC promotes the widest dissemination of our joint statement on built and historic environment conservation practice, the ‘Conservation Professional Practice Principles’ – our current post-out to members is tied to a planned circulation of up to 17,000 by … Continue reading

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HESPR’s top pick from £150,000+ of costed work this week: London borough seeks ‘design brief & outline business case for a heritage & cultural centre’, closing 22 September, valued £65,000 

The IHBC’s heritage business listing, HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers members a weekly ‘News and Tender Alert’ that brings business opportunities together into one handy resource – this week with costed work at £150,000 … Continue reading

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Conservation Wiki and DBW feature retrofit in the National Trust from IHBC’s Context ‘Green Retrofit’

Paul Southall, environmental advisor at the National Trust explores ‘Energy efficiency for the National Trust’ in his article for the IHBC’s member journal Context special issue on ‘Green Retrofit’, which is now featured on the IHBC and Designing Buildings Wiki … Continue reading

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Heritage Open Days England’s largest festival of history is from  7 – 10 September

Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,500 organisations, 5,000 events and 40,000 volunteers. Every year for four days in September, places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, … Continue reading

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HE highlights TCPA’s 70th anniversary online and in debate – From Hugh Ellis and Bob Kindred to Birgitta Ringbeck and Deborah Mays

Historic England has launched its next ‘Heritage Online Debate’ (successor to the Conservation Bulletin), a celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the 1947 Town and Country Planning Act – ‘The Mother of All Planning Acts’ – which marked the ‘birth … Continue reading

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Scotland’s First Minister confirms planning bill in Scottish Government plans

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has launched her Programme for Government for 2017/2018, which confirms that planning, climate change and Crown Estate bills will be introduced.

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Historic Environment ‘Research and Delivery Strategy’ for HS2’s phase one issued

High Speed 2 (HS2) Ltd. has published its ‘Phase One Historic Environment Research and Delivery Strategy’, which intends to cover ‘all aspects of the historic environment including built heritage, archaeology and the historic landscape.’

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Checking out their ‘breaches’: Elmbridge Council launches new planning compliance service

Elmbridge Borough Council has launched a new planning compliance service to carry investigations into breaches of planning control.

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Developer who destroyed historic Bristol ceiling says they acted to ‘respect safety of building’

The ‘wilful destruction’ of a 400-year-old Jacobean ceiling in the heart of Bristol’s Old City has sparked calls for a planning loophole to be closed.

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BD’s Carbuncle Cup 2017: London’s Nova Victoria crowned UK’s ugliest building

A London office block described as a ‘bright red hideous mess’ has been named the UK’s worst building in the Building Design Magazine (BD) 2017 Carbuncle Cup.

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