Daily Archives: 05/01/2018

IHBC @ 100+ articles on DBW! From ‘London Churches after the fire’ to the IHBC on HER data, and beyond…

More than 100 articles from the IHBC – ranging from member journal Context content to IHBC research on data for Historic Environment Records (HERs) – now feature on our partner service Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW), the construction industry knowledge base.

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FINAL REMINDER: IHBC’s 5-minute member survey closes 8 Jan!

REMINDER: IHBC’s 5-minute member survey closes 8 Jan!

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IHBC VP notes new SIs for England include fees; operating from 17 Jan 

Statutory Instrument (SI) 2017 No. 1314 The Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications, Deemed Applications, Requests and Site Visits) (England) Regulations amends the 2012 SI of the same name, such that planning fees must now be paid for applications … Continue reading

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IHBC HESPR ‘Reminder Pick’: ‘Guidelines for Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment’, closing 2 Feb 2018

IHBC joint project and HESPR ‘Pick’: ‘Guidelines for Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment – Request for Expressions of Interest for a Writer’, closing 2 Feb 2018 

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IHBC Context’s ‘What makes a heritage-at-risk officer?’ features on DBW

The ‘Heritage at risk’ officer’s role, as reviewed by Dan Longman in the IHBC member journal Context issue 150, on Conservation and Urbanism, has been featured on email updates from our partner service Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW), the construction industry … Continue reading

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IHBC’s heritage ‘from the doorstep’: Historic Lowestoft chosen for heritage transformation – from ‘at risk’ to regeneration vis HAZ

An ‘at risk’ part of historic Lowestoft, linking the town to the original fishing village, has now the subject of a major regeneration project supported by its designation as a Heritage Action Zone (HAZ), as The Lowestoft Journal reports. image … Continue reading

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SNH’s Green Infrastructure Community Engagement Fund to re-open for applications – closes 3 April

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is re-opening its Community Engagement Fund to new applicants at the start of 2018, a fund aimed at transforming some of Scotland’s most deprived urban areas by developing and improving their green spaces, with a deadline … Continue reading

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SPAB wins court case opposing harmful alterations to a medieval Sussex church

The SPAB (Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings) has won a landmark court case this month involving a harmful proposal to Grade I listed Holy Trinity, Poynings, Sussex. image SPAB website

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RTPI responds to Sunday Times article on planning corruption

Following articles published in The Sunday Times on 17 December claiming that corruption is endemic in the English planning system, RTPI has complained to the paper and sent a Letter to the Editor from its President Stephen Wilkinson.

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A view from the school: Why young people don’t want to work in construction, by a young person – ‘Sell the sector in school’

An opinion piece on UK ConstructionWeek explores why so few young people are taking up careers in construction, featuring a guest blog from a fifteen year old and Year 10 work experience student who says ‘… the industry needs to … Continue reading

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Perspectives in pictures: Heritage angles on CIOB’s ‘The Art of Building 2017’ from the BBC

Twelve finalists have been chosen from this year’s ‘Art of Building’ architectural photography competition, run by the Chartered Institute of Building, as relayed by BBC News, with older and heritage places featuring strongly. image Mehmet Yasa BBC website

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