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IHBC’s Brighton School Pub Tour App launched: More looking ahead to #IHBCBrighton2020 and ‘OLD TOWNS : NEW FUTURES’ as we ‘Green the School’

IHBC’s 2020 Brighton School conference, on ‘OLD TOWNS : NEW FUTURES’ sponsored by HESPR member Heritage Collective, explores the challenging topic of our towns and urban centres, and to help make it more sustainable we are moving much of our … Continue reading

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Dyfi Architecture welcomed as the newest practice on IHBC’s HESPR register of ‘service providers working to the IHBC’s standards’

Dyfi Architecture has become the latest company to be included on the IHBC’s conservation and heritage services ‘HESPR’ quality assurance listing, joining more than 40 heritage businesses that enjoy benefits and support from the IHBC including benefits such as: Recognition … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Members with benefits’ at London’s Property Show, Olympia today and tomorrow!

IHBC members are today taking avantage of the FREE CPD on offer at London’s LPOC Property Show in Olympia. Why not visit us tomorrow at the IHBC Stand. Full details in the NewsBlog below: REMINDER: IHBC’s ‘Members with benefits’: FREE … Continue reading

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IHBC highlights large fine for ‘cynical vandalism’ which destroyed a deserted medieval village in Withybrook, commends HE

Warwick Crown Court is levying costs of £160,000 – a total fine of £90,000, costs of £70,000 and victim surcharges of £360 –for the destruction of a historic medieval village in a ‘cynical act of cultural vandalism’ by the convicted … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR first ever ‘double bill’ weekly pick, from £15M+ costed opportunities: Welsh CC on cross-border project and English DC seeks town centre prospectuses, closing 17/02 & 6/03

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services working to the IHBC’s standards – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and the IHBC Director’s top pick this week … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Council could use compulsory purchase order to buy Birnbeck Pier

North Somerset Council could purchase Weston’s dilapidated Birnbeck Pier, reports The Weston Mercury, as it works with Historic England to begin the next steps in securing the future of the piers.

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Welsh Slate Landscape nominated for UNESCO World Heritage status

The Slate Landscape of North West Wales has been nominated for UNESCO World Heritage Status. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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The European Green Deal: What impact on the built environment?

The European Green Deal is a major new commitment from the EU to tackle urgent environment-related challenges on the way to a climate-neutral economy by 2050, and Eugenio Quintieri secretary general at  the European Builders Confederation (EBC) looks at the … Continue reading

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Campaign to Protect Rural England announces new name and strategy

The Campaign to Protect Rural England has changed its name into ‘CPRE, the countryside charity’, as part of its new six-year strategy. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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Natural capital tool to help protect the environment, at Defra

A new online resource for measuring natural capital is now available through England’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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England’s new Town of the Year competition announced

The Communities Secretary has announced a new Town of the Year competition to celebrate Englands’ towns’ achievements, including in areas such as entrepreneurship, technology, community, enterprise, and integration. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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Croc’n’gas! Old Kent Road listed gas holder could become an Alligator Park

Developer Avanton is seeking permission to build an alligator park and farm inside a listed gas holder on Old Kent Road. image: Wilafa [CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]

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Join in IHBC’s Council+ this St George’s Day, and even suggest or present your own ‘big picture’ theme or topic, 23 April, London,

IHBC’s Council+ meetings offer members of any category or stage of learning the chance to explore the institute’s work and contribute to its development, and for our Spring event in London on 23 April – St. George’s Day – we’re … Continue reading

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UPDATE ON EXTENDED IHBC MEMBER SUBSIDIES – HE’s roofing ‘Repair and conservation…’, 03 March, London: Applications open till 6 February!

The closing  date on the IHBC’s £50 members’ subsidies to Historic England’s (HE) conference on its latest technical research into the deterioration and conservation of traditional roof coverings – in London on 3 March – has been extended to 6 February, so … Continue reading

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IHBC SW Conference Keynote: Brian Ridout, on ‘Damp, timber decay & sustainability’, 20 March, Bath, from only £55 (IHBC members)! 

At the IHBC South West (SW) Branch conference, on 20 March in Bath’s Guildhall, Brian Ridout of Ridout Associates – a leading authority on damp and timber decay – will discuss his research for Historic England into the behaviour of moisture in … Continue reading

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REMINDER TO MAKE YOUR NOMINATION FOR IHBC MARSH AWARDS

Don’t forget the IHBC Marsh Awards for 2020: ‘Your new chance to nominate ‘retired IHBC members’ and/or ‘successful learners’ for our awards’, closing 29 Feb 2020

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REMINDER: FREE CPD AT LPOC

REMINDER: IHBC’s ‘Members with benefits’: FREE CPD at London’s LPOC Property Show, Olympia,  8-9 Feb

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Amazing details see Somerset branch of WHSmith made Grade II Listed

When shopping for stationery, you don’t normally assume you are standing in a piece of protected history but, as the Somerset County Gazette notes, that is the case for shoppers in one Somerset town, Weston super Mare, after a branch … Continue reading

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54 historic places of worship restored thanks to Taylor Review pilot

The Taylor Review pilot scheme, a £1.8 million scheme to help listed places of worship, has provided grants towards repairs at 54 historic buildings since launching in September 2018 until March 2019. image: for illustration only

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Prosecution by Lichfield DC for tree offence

A man from Little Aston is fined £1,750 and ordered to pay £3,000 in court costs for felling three protected trees following a case led by Lichfield District Council (DC). image: for illustration only – P Badcock

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Trailblazer Apprenticeships: Opportunity for hosts to meet providers, 27/02

The trailblazer group developing apprenticeships for the heritage sector, chaired by Historic England, is offering an opportunity for potential hosts to meet with training providers in London on 27 February.

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National Trust Tree planting plans prompts farm fears in Wales

Plans to plant more than 20 million trees could be damaging for Welsh farmers, a union has warned.

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Plans go in for new £337m Museum of London site

The Museum of London has submitted a planning application to the City of London Corporation for its new home in West Smithfield.

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Wales: Consultation on scrapping planning permission for sheds and glasshouses on allotments

Planning permission will no longer be required for the erection of a shed or glasshouse on an allotment in Wales, under new Welsh Government plans to simplify planning rules out for consultation until 28 February. image for illustration purposes only

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Graduates win SPAB Philip Webb Award design prize

Each year, the Philip Webb Award from The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) celebrates new design in the context of historic buildings, and this year first place was awarded jointly to University of Sheffield graduates Nikola Yanev … Continue reading

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