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- IHBC welcomes new professional and training support staff: Ramona Usher and Sarah Cheng 23/08/2019
- Extended and updated: IHBC free CPD benefits at The Listed Property Show South West – now with unlimited free places for members, and opportunities to volunteer too: Bristol, 21/09 23/08/2019
- IHBC’s HESPR pick from £20M+ of opportunities this week: Pallant House seeks Multi Disciplinary Design Team, closing 13/09, valued £400K 23/08/2019
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Famous Bowie Bandstand in Bromley wins listed status 23/08/2019
- IHBC’s ‘CPD boost’, out of Context and from ‘Building Services’: Lighting standards, World Heritage, and Bath 23/08/2019
- Company fined £20,000 for unauthorised work on listed building 23/08/2019
- PAS – Scotland’s planning advisory and citizenship service – asks for ‘Help to make a ‘zine’ about place!’, revised closing: 30/09 23/08/2019
- £10m boost from CITB to get people of diverse backgrounds into construction, with its ‘Pathways Into Construction’ programme 23/08/2019
- Council services ‘declining’ due to £5bn funding gap 23/08/2019
- AHRC calls for nominations to the Peer Review College 2019 23/08/2019
- New scoping study on ‘interactions’ between UK HE institutions and the heritage sector out, with supporting survey! 23/08/2019
- National Development Framework sets out 20 year land use framework for Wales 23/08/2019
- Scottish Landscape Character Types – map and descriptions facility from SNH 23/08/2019
- IHBC welcomes new RIBA report, recognition of LA roles and conservation accreditation: ‘Design Matters’ 20/08/2019
- Next IHBC NI Branch CPD session: ‘Glenarm Castle and Walled Garden’ morning, 20 September 20/08/2019
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Landmark Newcastle GI church to reopen after a decade 20/08/2019
- IHBC’s ‘CPD boost’, out of Context: Creative thinking in neighbourhood planning – Dorchester on Thames 20/08/2019
- Looking ahead to #IHBCBrighton2020 with an ‘IMHO’ signpost from Reuters and Nashville: As U.S. ‘superstar’ cities thrive, weaker ones get left behind 20/08/2019
- CCT’s ‘Great National Steeple Chase’ an ‘epic success!’ 20/08/2019
- RIBA announces Great British Buildings programme for 2019 20/08/2019
- Bath Stone joins Portland and Cambrian Welsh slate as a ‘Global Heritage Stone Resource’ 20/08/2019
- New research highlights threats facing Edinburgh’s Royal Mile 20/08/2019
- DCMS Committee: Create a ‘UK Garden City’ initiative to boost untapped potential of garden tourism to UK economy 20/08/2019
- John Betjeman Award 2019 winner announced by SPAB 20/08/2019
- ‘Local government Brexit preparedness’ out from England’s MHCLG 20/08/2019
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A property company has been ordered to pay £25,000 following unauthorised work on a listed building following a prosecution by Cotswold District Council.
PAS – Scotland’s planning advisory and citizenship service – asks for ‘Help to make a ‘zine’ about place!’, revised closing: 30/09
PAS – Scotland’s planning advisory and citizenship service – seeks submissions to ‘Help to make a ‘zine’ about place!’, with a revised closing date of 30/09.
£10m boost from CITB to get people of diverse backgrounds into construction, with its ‘Pathways Into Construction’ programme
The Construction Industry Training board (CITB) will be targeting more than 11,800 people to attract them into construction careers, as part of the Pathways Into Construction programme. image: CITB website
Parliament reports that MPs have accused the Government of being ‘derelict in its duty’ to local authorities by failing to set out a funding settlement that would ease the pressure on frontline services. image: Parliamentary copyright images are reproduced with the … Continue reading
The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) is seeking nominations for new members to be appointed to its Peer Review College (PRC).
New scoping study on ‘interactions’ between UK HE institutions and the heritage sector out, with supporting survey!
The Heritage 2020 ‘Discovery, Understanding and Identification’ working group has published the findings of a study into collaborative working between heritage organisations and higher education institutions – ‘Mapping collaborative interactions between Higher Education [HE] Institutions in the UK and the … Continue reading
The Welsh Planning Directorate is working on the production of a National Development Framework (NDF), which will set out a 20-year land use framework for Wales and will replace the current Wales Spatial Plan.
Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) offers users a national digital map-based facility to help explore Scotland’s Landscape Character Types to assis in Landscape Character Assessment (LCA) – the process of identifying and describing variation in character of the landscape.
The Churches Conservation Trust (CCT) Chief Executive Peter Aiers successfully undertook an epic challenge to visit 50 CCT churches in 50 hours on 25–27 July in a challenge named ‘The Great National Steeple Chase’, celebrating 50 years of the Trust … Continue reading
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) on Thursday 1 August announced the programme for Great British Buildings 2019, which gives members of the public a rare chance to look around some of this year’s RIBA award-winning buildings.
Bath Stone, one of England’s famous limestones, and marble from Makrana in Rajasthan used to build the Taj Mahal are among the latest seven stones to be designated as Global Heritage Stone Resources (GHSRs) by the International Union of Geological … Continue reading
New research published by Edinburgh World Heritage concerning the authenticity of the Royal Mile reveals the threats and opportunities facing the historic thoroughfare in the heart of the Old Town.
DCMS Committee: Create a ‘UK Garden City’ initiative to boost untapped potential of garden tourism to UK economy
A new report by Parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Commons Select Committee concludes that garden tourism has much more economic potential, yet to be exploited, and that gardens should be formally recognised as part of the UK’s creative sector. … Continue reading
Repairs to the tower at St Oswald, Grasmere in Cumbria won this year’s John Betjeman Award award. image: SPAB website
Guidance from government to assist local authority ‘preparedness for exiting’ the European Union (EU) has been issued by England’s Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government. image: Open Government Licence v3.0
Latest Newsletter from IHBC CPD provider ESC: Special issue on traditional buildings features new IHBC ToolBox guidance
IHBC CPD provider ‘The Environment Study Centre’ (ESC) has published its latest built environment Newsletter, as a ‘Special edition on traditional buildings’, and features new linked IHBC ToolBox Guidance. image: ESC Newsletter
The Dry Stone Wall Association of Ireland(DSWAI) has received news that dry stone building has been acknowledged by the Department of Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht as part of Ireland’s Intangible Cultural Heritage.
The UK’s National Commission for UNESCO (UKNC) report shows how the UK is world-leading in innovation in its cultural heritage sector.
England’s Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has published the consultation outcome, summary of responses and government response on new legislation for conservation covenants. image: Peter Badcock
England’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has commissioned a survey to better understand how they can best support Brexit planning. image: Open Government Licence v3.0
The BBC has reported on a prominent town centre building in Jedburgh, in the Scottish Borders, that may have to be demolished because it is crumbling.
The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (WCMT) has announced that applications for Churchill Fellowships – a unique opportunity open to all UK adult citizens – are open until 17 September.
Following a public consultation that ‘revealed the strength of feeling towards library services’ – through months of protests involving hundreds of residents and the support of big names including David Walliams and Jacqueline Wilson – Essex County Council (ECC) has … Continue reading
A mayor has called for a change in planning law after proposals to convert an industrial unit into 15 small ‘oppressive’ flats got the go-ahead.
Rising price of heritage materials increases rebuild and repair costs of traditional properties by 3.4%
Ecclesiastical’s heritage Building Cost Index rose by 1.2% in the first quarter of 2019 compared to the previous quarter, and by 3.4% year on year.