Monthly Archives: November 2017

COTAC 2017 conference reminder: IHBC with Ramboll support COTAC ‘BIM for Heritage’ conference – 8 December, London

IHBC with Ramboll support COTAC 2018 conference – ‘BIM for Heritage: Stepping into the Future with the Past’ – 8 December, London

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Can IHBC members and colleagues help HE find more listed buildings used as mosques?

Historic England (HE) is investigating the heritage of Islamic places of worship in England, and asks if IHBC members, colleagues and networks can help identify more listed buildings now in use as mosques. Formerly St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, now Wembley … Continue reading

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Scottish Parliament building regs and fire safety report calls for Clerk of Works to be a ‘familiar face’

Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Communities Committee report from its inquiry into the building standards verification processes concluded that there needed to be more homebuyer support, including for a Clerk of Works to become a ‘familiar face’ on building sites.

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From PBC Today -Trant Engineering Ltd v Mott MacDonald Ltd: The first steer on BIM from the courts

Planning and Building Control Today (PBC Today) notes that the above judgment is the first to feature BIM in a substantive way and raises some questions going forward about who should host and manage the common data environment (CDE) on … Continue reading

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BS 8415 ‘Memorials’ Standard available for public comment until Jan 15

BS 8415 ‘Memorial Standard for Monuments within burial grounds and memorial sites – Specification’ is available for public comment closing on 15 January.

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HE’s Heritage Protection Commissions seeks natural capital and heritage projects to fund: closing 7 January

Historic England’s (HE) ‘Heritage Protection Commissions’ (HPC) funds projects in response to specific calls for proposals that directly address the priorities outlined in Historic England’s Corporate Plan, and is calling for proposals on ‘Heritage, natural capital and ecosystem’ services with … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: York Press on possible judicial review for Carlton Tavern decision

York Press reports that a Planning Committee councillor stayed away from a key meeting recently in protest at a suspensions row, and now campaigners seek to use this and tight vote as grounds for challenging the decision.

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Environment Secretary announces new environmental protections to deliver a green Brexit for England

Plans to consult on a new, independent body that would hold Government to account for upholding environmental standards in England after leaving the European Union have been set out by Environment Secretary Michael Gove. Contains public sector information licensed under … Continue reading

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Grenfell Tower Inquiry Chairman appoints assessors

Three assessors, each with specific experience and expertise felt to be of value to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, have been appointed to assist the Chairman.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Penarth’s people highlight lack of consultation on listed church conversion

Residents have said they feel they are not being listened to regarding the future of St Paul’s Church in Penarth as a they raise concerns over a conversion proposal for 15 one and two bedroom flats and a 300 square … Continue reading

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New research suggests creating new homes on top of existing buildings in London

New homes could be built in London using rooftop development space which would not alter the skyline and provide much needed affordable housing, according to new research for Knight Frank.

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IHBC’s ‘5 minute member survey’ launched – Win a free BS 7913 worth up to £190 retail! Closing 8 January

Our ‘IHBC+’ programme helps put volunteer needs and members’ services first, so to shape our future with you, IHBC members of all categories should respond to our quick membership survey by 8 January, and have a chance to win a … Continue reading

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IHBC ‘early notice’: Next Civic Voice Parliamentary reception on ‘Impact of Funding cuts on Conservation Areas’ – 31 January 2018 

As Civic Voice Vice-President, Laura Sandys writes to MPs with Conservation Areas ‘At risk’ in their constituencies, inviting them to learn more about their communities’ concerns at the next All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Civic Societies meeting, IHBC members … Continue reading

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IHBC’s member benefit pre-Christmas alert from Yale: 25% off ‘Pevsners for presents’ in December only!

The IHBC is giving early notice of a pre-Christmas offer for December only, as Yale will offer IHBC members new copies of its celebrated ‘Pevsner Architectural Guides’ with a special 25% reduced rate for online purchases.

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IHBC congratulates HE’s Angel Awards 2017 winners as ‘Best Rescue of a Historic Building’ takes the top place

The IHBC congratulates the 2017 Historic England (HE) Angel Awards winners, who were presented with their awards at a glittering ceremony at the Palace Theatre in London on 20 November, especially Claire Slattery, as joint ‘Best Rescue of a Historic … Continue reading

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IHBC’s new ‘HESPR Alert of the month’ NewsBlog: £216K+ of costed calls ranging from WHS concept development and social reach to quinquennials and park regeneration

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers its members weekly ‘News and Tender Alert’ emails, with costed opportunities worth more than £216k this week. The IHBC Director’s new top ‘HESPR Alert … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD boost: ‘Leveraging Social Media for Advocacy’ blog from the Preservation Leadership Forum

America’s ‘Preservation Leadership Forum’ offers blog posts in a series about social media in preservation, and can help conservation professionals in the UK dig deeper into community management, storytelling, advocacy, and more.

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BEFS’ update on Scottish Parliamentary questions: Energy & the historic BE, from EPCs to accredited assessors and rural building costs

The Scottish Parliament recorded the following questions and answers concerning energy efficiency and the historic Built Environment (BE), reported by BEFS, that cover matters such as Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) for stone built properties, to accredited assessors and construction costs … Continue reading

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CPRE: Government failing to protect England’s celebrated landscapes from mass housing

Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) research shows that almost 15,500 houses have been approved in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty(AONB) in the past five years despite their ‘protected’ status indicating government failure to protect special landscapes.

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Government response to The Mendoza Review: Independent review of museums in England

Government has published its response to ‘The Mendoza Review: an independent review of museums in England’, the first in over a decade to examine public funding into the museums sector. Parliamentary copyright images are reproduced with the permission of Parliament

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NTS survey says Scots do not feel they influence planning 

A survey of more than 1,000 people by the National Trust for Scotland (NTS) found that most feel they have no influence on planning decisions.

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Closing date approaches for applications for SPAB Scholarship and Fellowship: December 1

Closing date approaches as applications for SPAB Scholarships or the William Morris Fellowships for 2018 are due by December 1.

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THA response to the MAC’s Call for Evidence on likely economic and social impact of Brexit

The Heritage Alliance (THA) has responded to The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC)’s call for evidence to advise the Government on the likely economic and social impacts of the UK’s exit from the European Union, and on how the UK’s immigration system … Continue reading

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HE’s ‘Engines of Prosperity’: ‘North West’ mills report now out

Historic England has published its new Engines of Prosperity’ report for the North West, as it continues its programme to review and develop best practice in the regeneration of textile mills.

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Ecclesiastical insurance @130th anniversary offer: 12 Days of Giving for 130 charities

Ecclesiastical insurance asks you to nominate a charity close to your heart and they could win £1,000 as it shares £130,000 between 130 different charities on its 130th anniversary.

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