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- IHBC’s newest Context now out: Remembering the Second World War 16/08/2019
- IHBC London Branch conference launched: ‘From Bauhaus to Brutalism and Beyond: Conserving Post-War Buildings and Places’, Wednesday 2 Oct – bauhaustobrutalism.ihbc.org.uk #IHBCBauhaustoBrutalism 16/08/2019
- IHBC at LPOC Bristol, with benefits: The Listed Property Show South West, 21 Sept – limited free places ( ‘first come’ allocation) & unlimited reduced rate tickets for IHBC members 16/08/2019
- See #IHBCNottingham2019, on ‘structures’, on video: More 2019 Day School talks now out on IHBC’s YouTube channel 16/08/2019
- IHBC’s HESPR pick from £5.6M+ total opportunities this week: Community Archaeology Consultant sought for ‘Belief in the NE’ project, closing 16/08 16/08/2019
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Pontefract Castle is removed from the ‘at risk’ register 16/08/2019
- Latest Newsletter from IHBC CPD provider ESC: Special issue on traditional buildings features new IHBC ToolBox guidance 16/08/2019
- Dry stone walling added to list of intangible cultural heritage in Ireland 16/08/2019
- UKNC on ‘Cultural Heritage Innovation’: Opportunities for international development 16/08/2019
- DEFRA consultation outcome and conclusions on legislation for conservation covenants in England 16/08/2019
- England’s DCMS 5 minute survey to help them help you with ‘no deal’ Brexit scenario: Closes fast 16/08/2019
- IHBC welcomes HE’s update on post-NPPF revision heritage guidance – and adds some further thoughts… 13/08/2019
- Edinburgh’s Climate Heritage Network Global Launch, 24-25 October: With IHBC in attendance 13/08/2019
- IHBC’s ‘CPD boost’, out of Context: Doing architectural research – pleasures and perils 13/08/2019
- IHBC’s ‘CPD boost’: CIC’s ‘Model Mediation Agreement and Procedure’ for construction and engineering disputes 13/08/2019
- Demolition bid lodged for 153-year-old building in Jedburgh 13/08/2019
- Applications for Churchill Fellowships open until 17 September 13/08/2019
- Essex CC u-turn on closing libraries after consultation receives thousands of responses 13/08/2019
- Anger at Watford planning law allowing ‘oppressive’ small flats 13/08/2019
- Rising price of heritage materials increases rebuild and repair costs of traditional properties by 3.4% 13/08/2019
- AHRC GCRF Urgency Grants pilot scheme open 13/08/2019
- SPAB highlights potential impact of legislating for folic acid in flour 13/08/2019
- See #IHBCNottingham2019 on ‘FIRE’: More 2019 School talks on IHBC’s YouTube channel 09/08/2019
- Looking ahead to #IHBCBrighton2020: High streets, community projects and ‘meanwhile’ use – an update from England for IHBC’s Brighton 2020 School 09/08/2019
- IHBC’s HESPR pick from £210K+ of opportunities this week: Consultant sought by Tower Hamlets to assist on a Tall Buildings SPD, closing 03/09, valued £150K 09/08/2019
Category Archives: Sector NewsBlog
Thousands of construction companies are facing a 20% drop in cash flow when VAT changes come into force in October.
The National Lottery Community Fund has launched a new £100 million Climate Action Fund that will enable people and communities to take the lead in tackling the climate emergency.
Planning Out, in association with FieldFisher and BECG, launched an LGBT+ Placemaking Toolkit to support the protection and development of LGBT+ spaces and places.
Scottish Government is highlighting how income households in Scotland are saving on their fuel bills as a result of improved energy efficiency measures in their homes.
A Design Thinking Guide has been developed on behalf of the Empowering Design Practices research project – a five-year collaborative research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council – exploring how community-led design can help empower those who … Continue reading
Place Alliance has recently published a report which summarises views from a national survey of local councillors in England on their approach to the design of new residential development, including that ‘Design quality is undervalued by councils, but makes development … Continue reading
Looking ahead to #IHBCBrighton2020: Multi-million fund to revitalise country’s high streets… an update from GOV.UK!
Over 50 areas across the country are going through to the second phase of a multi-million fund that will transform their high streets. image: Open Government Licence v3.0
HOLD THE DATE for COTAC’s 60th Anniversary Conference: 6-7 November, Stirling, on the ‘Future of heritage conservation – tools and technologies’
COTAC will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a unique review of the ‘Future of heritage conservation’, looking at ‘Sourcing a Digital Norm for Learning and Training: Tools and Technologies’
The National Trust (NT) 10-year strategy outlines how it will help look after special places sitting outside its ownership, and the ‘Urban Places Programme’ has been established to help others secure their local greenspaces and heritage. image: Plymouth – Seán … Continue reading
The future of one of Scotland’s most important buildings St Peter’s Seminary in Cardross, a category A listed building is in doubt after a bid to have it taken into state care was refused. image: HES website
Historic England (HE) is inviting views from sector colleagues on the sort of training it should deliver, with a survey closing on September 30.
A letter from MHCLG and BEIS to the Built Environment Sector Deal Champion, confirms that the government will open formal negotiations on a Built Environment Sector Deal. image: Open Government Licence v3.0
Local businesses, town councils and developers in North Somerset (N Somerset) are invited to give their views on a proposed shopfront design guide. image: North Somerset Council website
A new partnership to harness space and satellite technology to protect Scotland’s historic sites from climate change has been launched.
Policy Exchange on ‘Building Beautiful Places: How planning policy can incentivise the building of places not just homes’
UK ‘think tank’ Policy Exchange has published a new report entitled ‘Building Beautiful Places: How planning policy can incentivise the building of places not just homes’.
Heritage from the doorstep: North London Sainsbury’s becomes first supermarket building to get listed status
A branch of Sainsbury’s on Camden Road in north London has become the first purpose-built supermarket to be given listed status, as featured in The Leigh Journal among many other publications.
A listed building that was sold by the council seven years ago has been partly knocked down without permission.
Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has launched a major survey about how historic sites and heritage places affect our wellbeing. image: Fiona Newton
Following revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework, England’s Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) has updated its heritage advice, including areas covered in the IHBC’s joint Conservation Professional Practice Principles’.
Planning practice guidance relevant to England’s revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) has had recent updates posted online. image: Open Government Licence v3.0
Roger Scruton has rejoined the government’s Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission (BBBBC) three months after being sacked from his unpaid role as its chair by housing secretary James Brokenshire. image: Open Government Licence v3.0
London’s Mayor has advised planners to reject proposals for a new skyscraper the 1,000ft(305m) Tulip Tower proposed for Bury Street beside the Gherkin Tower which was approved in April by the City of London Corporation(CLC).
The ‘Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission’ (BBBBC) has published its interim report, which call for ‘places, not just homes’ and the transformation of retail parks into thriving communities. image: Open Government Licence v3.0
The review body advising on next steps for National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty sites (AONBs) in England has issued interim findings, noting that: ‘We should not be satisfied with what we have… It falls short of what … Continue reading
The trade body the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), has launched a new banking service, helping finance new plant for small builders.