Daily Archives: 20/10/2017

IHBC extends private sector support for applicants: Free IHBC CPD ‘MATE’s update, for a CgMS audience

The IHBC’s popular and free MATE seminars – our Membership Application Training Events, which support CPD-linked applications for IHBC accreditation – have taken a huge leap forward as planning consultancy CgMS hosted the first of a new IHBC seminar series … Continue reading

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IHBC welcomes new research on LPA Urban Design services: Confirms England’s housing delivery threatened by design skills shortage

The IHBC has welcomed new research into Local Planning Authority (LPA) Urban Design (UD) skills and services by a team at UCL’s Bartlett School of Planning – supported by the Urban Design Group (UDG) and the PLACE Alliance – which … Continue reading

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SCT launches IHBC-supported Annual Conference – 50 years of Conservation Areas and Trusts: 27 November, Glasgow

The Scottish Civic Trust (SCT) has launched its next Annual Conference, hosted in partnership with the IHBC, celebrating both 50 years of conservation areas and the 50th anniversary of the Trust, with reduced rates offered to IHBC members attending in … Continue reading

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Last chance: IHBC seeks ‘Consultant Policy Advisor’ – Closes 23 October

Reminder: IHBC seeks ‘Consultant Policy Advisor’ – Closes 23 October

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IHBC HESPR’s top pick from c.£600,000+ of costed work this week: Quinquennial inspection of Leicestershire church

The IHBC’s heritage business listing, HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers HESPR members weekly ‘News and Tender Alert’ emails, with costed opportunities worth more than £600,000 this time, while the IHBC Director’s top pick for … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD boost: Mimetic architecture scandal with bribery and corruption takes the biscuit… from DBW

IHBC’s Wiki partner Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW), has taken the opportunity to offer a little CPD boost for IHBC members who might want to relax with tea and a biscuit as they review this Teapot Dome Service Station from Washington … Continue reading

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Work on Cardiff’s Coal Exchange examined to see if it goes beyond planning consent

Wales online reports that Cardiff council is examining whether the Coal Exchange developer is carrying out work without planning consent.

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RTPI World Town Planning Day 2017 Schools Competition: Closing World Town Planning Day – 8 Nov

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has announced the 2017 Schools Competition to mark World Town Planning day and its theme is ‘How would you make your local place more inclusive resilient and sustainable?, with the competition closing on World … Continue reading

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Impact of Brexit and local authorities’ role to be examined by Commons Select Committee: Calls close 14 Nov

The Communities and Local Government Committee’s ‘Brexit and Local Government’ inquiry looks at which powers currently held by the EU could be transferred to town halls after the UK’s exit.

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Bolton’s Beehive Mills demolition plan to go ahead as Government cancels planning inquiry

The Beehive Mills, in Great Lever, Grade II Listed, will be demolished sooner than expected after a Government inquiry into plans to build homes on the site was cancelled. image Bolton News

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Blackpool’s piers placed on WMF heritage watch list: Include GII listed

Blackpool’s three piers – including the Grade II (GII) listed North Pier – have been put on the 2018 ‘at risk’ list of the World Monuments Fund (WMF) due to the threats from the effects of climate change and changing … Continue reading

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