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- IHBC consultation response as HE’s revised GPA Note 3 title includes ‘Views’ with ‘Setting’ 24/03/2017
- REMINDER IHBC Marsh Award closes on 31 March 24/03/2017
- IHBC Annual School reminder: end-of-year budgets 24/03/2017
- Neighbourhood Planning Bill passed in House of Lords 24/03/2017
- Guidance For Housing And NSIPs Published 24/03/2017
- Victorian Visions 24/03/2017
- Green light for £2 billion garden city development in Cardiff 24/03/2017
- Fire destroys Grade II-listed Alston Hall in Longridge 24/03/2017
- More than 100 housing estates receive regeneration cash boost 24/03/2017
- UNESCO hosts First International Coordination Meeting for the recovery of Aleppo’s heritage 24/03/2017
- REMINDER – Celebrate your retired members with IHBC’s Marsh Award 22/03/2017
- IHBC Guidance Note ‘Community Infrastructure Levy and Historic Buildings’ online 22/03/2017
- School’s children help secure Chislehurst war memorial GII listing 22/03/2017
- Nominations for Europa Nostra’s 7 Most Endangered 2018 22/03/2017
- Cheshire design consultancy works on NT’s HLF-funded Quarry Bank brief 22/03/2017
- Hudson Heritage Awards 2017 – winners revealed 22/03/2017
- Bothy-bagging: Scotland’s best-kept secrets revealed 22/03/2017
- Norfolk’s neolithic flint mines at Grime’s Graves open new pit to public 22/03/2017
- Know a great learner? Congratulate with an IHBC Marsh Award nomination – closing 31 March 17/03/2017
- IHBC Course Connection Day 2016 – Videos offer first hand insights to students’ diverse philosophies 17/03/2017
- IHBC East Anglia offers no-frills CPD on ‘Traditional Repairs’ Day! 16 May – Orchard Barn restoration project 17/03/2017
- IHBC’s CPD boost: Context on the 2016 School tours – Thursday 17/03/2017
- Cadw: Emergency interventions at Ruthin Castle 17/03/2017
- Scotland’s special themed tourism years unveiled 17/03/2017
- £200,000 funding to help ‘transform planning system’ across UK 17/03/2017
The British Safety Council and the Health in Construction Leadership Group has launched the Mates in Mind programme to address mental health in the construction industry.
Britain’s most famous New Town has marked its 50th anniversary with a programme of events to celebrate a place that was first mentioned in the Domesday Book and is now home to almost 270,000 people.
The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) publishes a ‘National Treasure’ feature in its quarterly SPAB Magazine – what building would you like featured?
The Speakers for Schools initiative is looking for heritage experts to talk at state schools to help children learn about cultural heritage.
The Association for Heritage Interpretation (AHI) 2017 Discover Heritage Awards for excellence in cultural and natural heritage interpretation in Britain and Ireland are now open for entry (closing date 28 February 2017).
The National Army Museum has announced that it will open on 30 March 2017 after a three-year £23.75 million re-development project including £11.5 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).
The Planning Inspectorate has issued new guidance documents on the procedures for tree preservation orders and tree replacement notices
Historic Environment Scotland has recognised Leith’s iconic Cables Wynd House (aka the ‘Banana Flats’) and neighbouring Linksview House at Category A, as IHBC Affiliate Dawn McDowell, Deputy Head of Designations at Historic Environment Scotland, describes them as ‘amongst the best examples’ of their type while they become ‘the 50th and 51st buildings built after the Second World War to be recognised with listing at Category A’.
IHBC member invitation: Join the Heritage Gateway website development – London 21/22 February – and get an £80 honorarium (almost the full IHBC annual fee after tax relief!)
The IHBC is a co-partner in the Heritage Gateway, the heritage information hub hosted by Historic England, and for the next stage of its development they are looking for historic and built environment consultants to take part in one of a series of focus groups to be held in London on 21 and 22 February, offering £80 to participants (which, coincidently, is almost the same as the full annual fee for IHBC membership, after tax relief and before other concessions and fee-support!)
The IHBC’s Vice-Chair Kathy Davies joined the debate on housing and neighbourhood planning at the recent joint All Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) for Civic Societies and for Local Democracy, led by Civic Voice, which took place on Tuesday 31 January, and here reports back on issues raised there.
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IHBC’s Marsh reminder: £500 for retired IHBC members contributing to the community, and an IHBC Full School place – closing 31 March
The IHBC’s Marsh Awards programme has entered its second year, and includes the celebration of retired IHBC members contributing to their community, with prizes of £500 and a free place at the IHBC’s Annual School (closing date 31 March 2017).
If you are not able to complete an online application, you can download an application form in either Word or PDF from the website.
If you would like further guidance on your nomination please contact email@example.com.
For general background see the IHBC NewsBlogs
Find out more about this year’s Marsh Award
IHBC’s ‘Top HESPR tender picks’: Review Historic England written advice and guidance, closing 28 Feb, at £20,000-25,000
The IHBC’s commercial conservation services listing, HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers members weekly HESPR Bulletins that bring tender opportunities together into one handy resource, and the Director’s top pick for IHBC members this week features a call from Historic England for a review of its written advice and guidance, closing on 28 February and value at £20,000-25,000.
The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy consulted on these proposals but the IHBC Consultation Panel found that Each Home Counts fails to consider traditional buildings, especially those with solid walls, which is a serious omission as these represent almost a quarter of the UK’s building stock.
Following on from the publication last year of the report of the Select Committee on National Policy for the Built Environment, it was debated in the House of Lords on Tuesday 24 January, with Baroness Andrews leading discussions.
Figures from Markit/CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index show that industry had the weakest activity growth since the recovery began in September 2016, while job creation hit an eight-month peak but there was the strongest input cost inflation since August 2008.
The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) is inviting entries for its annual Award given in honour of Sir John Betjeman (closing date 21 February 2017).
As part of Hull’s City of Culture celebrations, the 75-metre, 25-tonne offshore wind turbine blade had been installed in the city’s Victoria Square without planning permission, according to the Hull Daily Mail.
A new partnership between the RSA and the Education Endowment Foundation will evaluate cultural learning projects in English schools to help understand how cultural learning activity improves educational outcomes, in particular for disadvantaged children, with a closing date of 15 February.
The Mayor of Paris has proposed a Repair, Maintenance and Improvement (RMI) programme to help care for the fabric of this iconic structural masterpiece as well improve security, reduce queues and protect visitors from adverse weather. Continue reading