Daily Archives: 09/01/2018

IHBC President reminds on nominations for 2018 Marsh Awards – Closing 28 February

IHBC President David McDonald is encouraging members to consider nominations for the newly launched Marsh Awards for Successful Learning in Heritage Skills and for Community Contribution (Retired Member of the IHBC).

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Church slams Belfast’s £400m regen scheme due to ‘lack of attention to… preserving or enhancing character’ 

The Church of Ireland has come out against a £400m Belfast redevelopment scheme – a flagship project focused on a 12-acre site in the city centre, formerly known as Royal Exchange – with the Bishop of Connor objecting to the … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD reminder: HE’s ‘Heritage Planning Case Database’ complements IHBC’s practitioner support

IHBC members from across the UK with Continuing Professional Development (CPD) priorities in the area, may be interested in a reminder that the Heritage Planning Case Database from Historic England (HE) can be used to search for appeal and call-in … Continue reading

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Cadw research update on preservation of listed buildings in disrepair

Cadw has published research on how the Historic Environment (Wales) Act 2016 can allow Welsh Ministers make regulations to give local authorities new powers to issue ‘preservation notices’, with the report outlining several options.

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Scottish Government publish key findings from the SHCS 2016

The Scottish Government has published key findings from the Scottish House Condition Survey (SHCS) 2016, including on energy efficiency ratings, carbon emissions, Scottish Housing Quality Standard and disrepair.

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Threat of legal action leads NP to defer planning decision on new homes for locals

A threat of legal action has led the Planning Committee of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) to defer a decision on whether to grant planning permission for five new, affordable homes in Bainbridge for local people.

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Latest SPAB Briefing series available to download: ‘Disaster and Recovery’

The latest, fourth, in the SPAB Briefing series is now ready to download – Disaster and Recovery – explains how, by being prepared and following the approach advocated by the SPAB, practitioners can ensure that appropriate measures are taken to … Continue reading

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Councils respond to England’s Local Government finance proposals: Income cannot plug gaps from funding cuts

England’s Local Government Association (LGA) has responded to the provisional Local Government Finance Settlement published recently, noting that ‘Years of unprecedented central government funding cuts’ mean local government is now unable to use ‘council tax income… to plug the growing … Continue reading

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