Daily Archives: 17/11/2017

New arrangements for National Amenity Society statutory consultations in England: IHBC’s ToolBox Guidance Note now out

The IHBC works hard to make sure regulators and stakeholders recognise that the National Amenity Societies (NASs) are ‘crucial to the delivery of good heritage management’, and if you are looking for insights on new NAS consultation arrangements in England, … Continue reading

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IHBC Scotland Branch AGM follows SCT’s IHBC-supported Conference on ‘Conservation Areas’: 27 November, Glasgow

The IHBC Scotland Branch AGM will follow on from The Scottish Civic Trust (SCT) 2017 Annual Conference in Glasgow on 27 November – hosted in partnership with the IHBC – with reduced conference rates for IHBC members, while the AGM … Continue reading

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IHBC members: Can you help? ‘Bats in Churches’ survey closes 30 Nov

The HLF Bats in Churches (BiC) 2017 project partners – HLF, Natural England, Bat Conservation Trust, Historic England and Churches Conservation Trust – seek insights from anyone working or volunteering with historic buildings, including churches, who also has experience dealing … Continue reading

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IHBC HESPR’s weekly top weekly pick from c.£3.8M+ costed work: HE seeks research on ‘the Roman London Riverside Wall’, up to £9000, closing 30/11

The IHBC’s heritage business list, HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers its members weekly ‘News and Tender Alert’ emails, with costed opportunities worth more than £3.8M this week, while the IHBC Director’s current top pick … Continue reading

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IHBC Rural Panel offers CPD boost on ‘Vulnerability Brown’: The Gardens Trust on Capability Brown landscapes at risk

The IHBC’s Rural Panel of volunteers is a key player in advising public and private sector interests on rural policies and heritage landscapes, and here Panel Secretary, IHBC member Carole Ryan, offers thoughts on a new publication by the Gardens … Continue reading

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IHBC welcomes VAG bursaries for winter conference, closing 4 December: Theme ‘Vernacular survival’, 6-7 Jan, Leicester

The Vernacular Architecture Group (VAG) is offering three bursaries (closing 4 December) to assist registered students or professionals in the early years of their career to attend its 2018 Winter Conference – with no age limit, and both full-time and … Continue reading

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Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) Special Notice: Hon Secretary Neil Baxter stands down

The President of the RIAS, Stewart Henderson, has announced that its Secretary, Neil Baxter Hon FRIAS Hon FRIBA, is ‘standing down as of today.’ image RIAS website

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A piece of Leeds heritage – Temple Mill in Holbeck – for (from) £1?

One of Leeds’s oldest and most cherished heritage buildings – a Grade I listed former Flax Mill which is ‘in a state of disrepair’ – is to be auctioned next month, with a starting price of just £1.

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Irresponsible development razes GII Tudno Castle Hotel, Llandudno

The Victorian Society reports that the Grade II-listed Tudno Castle Hotel in Llandudno is set to be completely demolished after botched planning has left it structurally unstable. Victorian Society website image

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Derry/Londonderry historic core voted RTPI NI’s ‘Best Place’

Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland’s ‘second city’ known for its chequered past and magnificent 17th century city walls, has been crowned the winner of Northern Ireland’s (NI) ‘Best Places’ competition. image RTPI website

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Pressure mounts on Plymouth council to sort crumbling Palace Theatre

Plymouth Council says it is ‘actively investigating’ ways of improving look of Plymouth’s Palace Theatre as a campaigner has pleaded with council chiefs to force the owners of the Palace Theatre to carry out urgent repairs so it finally stops … Continue reading

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Nuclear shelter vent turned into R2D2 from Star Wars

A group of unknown graffiti artists in Prague have transformed an unsightly air vent for a nuclear shelter into the Star Wars robot R2D2, it’s reported.

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