Daily Archives: 12/06/2018

IHBC & partners on Design & the NPPF –update on government ‘getting serious on design’

The IHBC and partners including Civic Voice, Place Alliance and the Urban Design Group, have written to the Secretary of State at England’s Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) asking government ‘to use the opportunity provided by the … Continue reading

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Going to School in Belfast 2018? Don’t forget your CPD preparations 

The IHBC is continually exploring new support for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at our Annual Schools – they are ‘Schools’ after all – and for 2018 members can now also prepare better for studies, talks, visits and networking by using … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Restoration of Sunderland’s Fulwell Mill sails complete 

The restoration of Sunderland’s historic Fulwell Mill – built in 1808 and closed to the public since 2012 on health and safety grounds – has taken a major step forward with the ‘replacement of its four sails completed’, the Sunderland … Continue reading

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Historic Chapels Trust and CCT partnering for strategic review

The Historic Chapels Trust (HCT) and the Churches Conservation Trust (CCT) will be working together in 2018/19 as the CCT takes over the day to day running of HCT, including its 20 historic chapels, for a period of one year … Continue reading

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THA & members’ response to VAT policy enquiry: Highlighting ‘…current VAT regime [as] one of the biggest threats to the future of our built heritage’

Informed by members, including the IHBC, The Heritage Alliance (THA) has responded to the Treasury Committee’s VAT inquiry setting out concerns over the impact of VAT policy on the UK’s built heritage and suggesting how this could be mitigated.

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DCMS calls for more research on diversity and place-making now under fire 

Senior arts researchers have hit back at a report from Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) that is taken as implying knowledge gaps in key policy areas, saying it highlights the Department’s limited awareness of existing research literature … Continue reading

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CPRE says countryside being lost to housing at alarming rate, despite increase in brownfield development 

New government data shows that despite promising signs of an increase in brownfield development, greenfield land is still being lost to housing development at an unnecessary rate. The amount of farmland, forests, gardens and greenfield land lost to housing development … Continue reading

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Scottish Council on Archives: Consultation for users of online archive catalogues, closing 22 June

The Scottish Council on Archives (SCA) is consulting with users of archive and public records services on plans for a new portal to ‘bring together catalogues from across the country in one place and be a user-friendly’, with the survey … Continue reading

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New powers for England’s councils to deliver homes for local families

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government(MHCLG) has announced that England’s Councils will receive new powers to help them deliver the homes their communities need – including launching ‘New Town Development Corporations’. image: Contains public sector information licensed under the … Continue reading

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Take a Virtual Tour of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London

If you don’t have the luxury of visiting the new Globe Theatre in London, writes Open Culture, taking a tour, or seeing a performance lovingly-recreated with all of the costuming (and even pronunciation) from Jacobean England, you can get the … Continue reading

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