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- IHBC Marsh Awards for 2020 open: ‘Your new chance to nominate ‘retired IHBC members’ and/or ‘successful learners’ for our awards’, closing 29 Feb 2020 10/12/2019
- Building on #IHBCNottingham2019, IHBC’s 2019 Annual School on ‘Heritage Risk and Resilience’: HE webinar on ‘Acting in a flooding emergency’, 11 Dec @1pm 10/12/2019
- Remember the IHBC’s Gus Astley Student Awards 2020: Win £500 and a free place on IHBC’s 2021 Aberdeen School, simply submit your coursework online – closing 31 July 2020! 10/12/2019
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (courtroom) doorstep’: Heritage group blasts ‘flawed’ council plans for historic chapel 10/12/2019
- RIBA Awards 2020: Jury Application – call for volunteers 10/12/2019
- Home Protect Report: Unoccupied Homes in England now up, at almost 1% 10/12/2019
- Local Plan Route Mapper & Toolkit: Reviewing and updating local plan policies 10/12/2019
- Cultural Protection Fund – New funding announced for 2020-2021 10/12/2019
- 16th Century Stained-glass at Shrewsbury damaged in break-in 10/12/2019
- Detectorists stole Viking hoard that ‘rewrites history’ 10/12/2019
- IHBC’s new Context out now: Learning from New Towns, in the UK and beyond 06/12/2019
- Serious about your career? Stay ‘in the know’ with IHBC’s ‘Jobs etc.’ review, with opportunities from Edinburgh (x2) to the New Forest, for conservation specialists, planners, archaeologists and more! 06/12/2019
- More looking ahead to #IHBCBrighton2020 and ‘OLD TOWNS : NEW FUTURES’… with DCN: Districts declare high street emergency as retail applications plummet 06/12/2019
- IHBC’s HESPR pick from £383K+ costed opportunities this week: National agency seeks advice on plans for intangible culture, valued £18K, closing 18/12 06/12/2019
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (courtroom) doorstep’: Mansfield man who demolished 19th century barn handed £1,500 penalty plus victim surcharge! 06/12/2019
- Methodology for Moisture Investigations in Traditional Buildings agreed 06/12/2019
- Theatres Trust: 4 new trustees sought, including ‘Planning specialist… with… a local authority context’, closing 8 January 06/12/2019
- BEFS: Digest on ‘main party manifestos’ and implications for Scotland’s historic environment 06/12/2019
- See what parties say on Climate Change, from The Carbon Brief 06/12/2019
- Eastbourne fire: Claremont Hotel engulfed in flames 06/12/2019
- Whitechapel foundry: The Secretary Of State steps in 06/12/2019
- RTPI on Political manifestos 06/12/2019
- IHBC’s IMHO signpost: ‘Is the way communities engage with the planning system broken?’ 06/12/2019
- Council+ Update: Personal CPD, IHBC CPD strategy and digital polling 03/12/2019
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Drinkers toast the future after historic Leeds pub granted GII listed heritage status 03/12/2019
Category Archives: Sector NewsBlog
The RIBA is calling for volunteers to help judge the RIBA Awards in 2020. Every judge plays a crucial part in a rigorous and thorough process that leads ultimately to the RIBA Stirling Prize, so apply now to be part … Continue reading
Home Protect reports that there are currently more than 200,000 properties sitting vacant in England, nearly 1% of the total number of properties in the entire country, and a 0.06% increase in unoccupied properties from 2013-2018. image: Open Government Licence … Continue reading
The Local Plan Route Mapper & Toolkit will give practical advice and tools to undertake a Local Plan review, project plan, manage and carry out the update of a Local Plan. It is designed for LPAs to use themselves but … Continue reading
The Cultural Protection Fund is continuing into 2021! Building on from the success of the last four years, new funding is now available to new and existing grantees. image: British Council
On Sunday 9th June 2019 the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Shrewsbury, was broken into through one of the unique sixteenth century glass windows.
Two metal detectorists stole a £3m Viking hoard that experts say has the potential to ‘rewrite history’.
A ‘Methodology for Moisture Investigations in Traditional Buildings ‘ has been agreed between RICS, Historic England and the service provider PCA, a trade body, which should help reform the inspection and reporting of moisture related issues in traditional buildings and … Continue reading
Theatres Trust: 4 new trustees sought, including ‘Planning specialist… with… a local authority context’, closing 8 January
The Theatres Trust is looking to recruit four new Trustees to join its active and engaged Board, including a ‘Planning specialist or consultant with experience or knowledge of planning within a local authority context’, closing 8 January. image: Theatres Trust
Ahead of the general election on 12 December, Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS) has read and digested the main party manifestos to provide an overview of policy commitments that would have implications for Scotland’s historic environment.
The Carbon Brief – a UK-based website covering the latest developments in climate science, climate policy and energy policy – has analysed what the manifestos say on energy and climate change.
Eastbourne’s Grade II* Claremont Hotel has been severely damaged by fire.
Robert Jenrick, the Secretary of State, has stepped in and issued a Holding Direction to Tower Hamlet Council which prevents them proceeding with approving the Whitechapel Bell Foundry planning application for change of use to a boutique hotel. image: By Mramoeba … Continue reading
Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has read and digested the main party manifestos to enable our members to see what each party is committing to in their manifestos in relation to planning.
The Consultation Institute (TCI) reports on a planning feature from Planning Resource that explores how England’s Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) is in the middle of trying to fix the system by which citizens and communities engage … Continue reading
The UK Government is extending the Cultural Protection Fund with an additional £10 million of investment.
Historic Environment Scotland HES announces the latest round of its Support Fund recipients. image: HES
Plans to redevelop the historical bell foundry where Big Ben was cast into a boutique hotel have been approved by Tower Hamlets Council. image: By Mramoeba – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=53705569
Eddie Weir PCIAT was inaugurated as President of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists(CIAT) at the close of the AGM in Glasgow.
Grants of up to £750,000 are available to rural firms in England to boost productivity and create local jobs. image: Open Government Licence v3.0
The National Churches Trust has announced the winners in the 2019 UK Church Architecture Awards.
A total of 148 museums and new cultural institutions were constructed across the world in 2018. This was reported in the Third Yearly Cultural Infrastructure Index, a report published by a firm called AEA Consulting.
Historical plaques are often anything but informative, writes James W Loewen – professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Vermont and the bestselling and award-winning author of Lies My Teacher Told Me etc. – as he offers readers of … Continue reading
Sheffield City Council petition: Don’t sack our conservation officers… ‘the Council’s expert advisers on the historic environment’!
Hallamshire Historic Buildings has launched a petition to save Sheffield City Council’s Conservation Officers.
Greenpeace investigation raises concerns about the ability of the UK’s environmental regulator to manage homebuilding as the climate changes.
The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) has issued guidance outlining reporting requirements for investments in property by local authorities to increase accountability.