Daily Archives: 01/12/2017

IHBC tests international waters: Inspired by our Council+ lead and advisory forum

The IHBC has held the latest meeting of our lead and advisory forum, ‘Council+’, where members of all categories can find out more on current operations and while the IHBC enjoys their guidance on how to develop and refine our … Continue reading

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

IHBC with Ramboll support COTAC 2017 conference – ‘BIM for Heritage: Stepping into the Future with the Past’ – 8 December, London

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IHBC HESPR’s weekly top weekly pick from c.£177k+ costed work: unlock Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) brownfield sites, up to £120,000, closing 21/12

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 £177,000 this week, while the IHBC Director’s current top pick … Continue reading

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IHBC’s update on HLF forward planning with lower budgets, from CE Ros Kerslake OBE

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), through its Chief Executive Ros Kerslake OBE, has informed key stakeholders such as the IHBC and its members, about its plans to ‘optimise how [the HLF will] use a lower, but still substantial, budget of … Continue reading

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IHBC’s new Toolbox Guidance Note on ‘Alacrity and alternative proposals’ also highlights ‘mothballing’ options 

IHBC’s new Guidance Note on our online Toolbox briefs on ‘alacrity’ in heritage planning, a topic suggested by an appeal dismissed ‘partly because the appellant had not demonstrated ‘alacrity’, and references a separate unsuccessful appeal where the Inspector noted that … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD boost from the NTHP: Neuroscience and preservation – ‘Biophilia’ and measuring the healing properties of place

In a blog by for the The National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) Nikos A. Salingaros looks at how buildings and urban spaces can provide healing environments for people, exploring ‘Biophilia’ is the attachment of humans to living structures, to … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Brighton’s Madeira Terraces crowdfunding campaign

Brighton’s local ‘Save Madeira Terrace’ campaign group seeks to ‘restore our iconic arches to their former glory! We will save this historical structure from falling into disrepair, in the process creating a new lively quarter for Brighton.’

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NHMF, HLF, and DCMS’ ‘Tailored Review’ conclusions: ‘Functions… to the nation remained vital’

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has concluded its tailored review of the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) and the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), noting that the ‘functions of distributing National Lottery funding and providing a fund … Continue reading

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OTS: first review of VAT aims at simplification

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has published its first review of VAT, with recommendations mainly aimed at ‘simplification’, including a call for a ‘comprehensive review of the reduced rate, zero-rate and exemption schedules’ and a review of ‘the turnover … Continue reading

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Dry Stone Walling Association to mark 50th anniversary in 2018

The Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain (DSWA) celebrates its 50th anniversary next year (2018) and to mark the occasion is planning a National Walling Competition at Kirkby Lonsdale, near its headquarters in Cumbria, on 20 May.

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Forres voted Scotland’s most beautiful high street

The Moray town of Forres has been crowned as Scotland’s Most Beautiful High Street, after winning a public vote out of a final shortlist of ten towns competing for the title. image Scotlands Towns website

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English Heritage joins the digital age with new Google partnership

Free online collection of high-resolution images  offers visitors an intimate look at historic buildings, artwork and artefacts, according to Government, Google and the Guardian. image DCMS Blog – licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0

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