Daily Archives: 17/07/2018

IHBC 2018 Belfast School reflections: Spotlight on IHBC’s joint Conservation Professional Practice Principles update – Comments sought by September

At the 2018 Annual School ‘Spotlight’ session IHBC’s Communications and Outreach Chair Dave Chetwyn reported on progress with the joint IHBC, HTVF, Civic Voice conservation standard ‘Conservation Professional Practice Principles’, and called for any thoughts on the planned update to … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage IMHO’, from the Spectator: ‘The problem with British mosques’

The incongruent architecture, cultural baggage and gender inequality must go, argues Ed Husain in his Spectator review of Shahed Saleem’s ‘The British Mosque: An Architectural and Social History’, as he explains why these mosques need to adapt to the reality … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Regeneration of Bristol’s iconic ‘Generator Building’ given go-ahead by Council

Bristol Live has reported on how the proposed conversion of one of the city’s most iconic buildings – its Grade II listed ‘Generator Building’ (1899), which had remained a derelict shell for decades after the Second World War – has … Continue reading

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Ten-year transformation of Scottish village wins top UK planning award

A 10-year plan to regenerate a declining fishing village, Stromness, Okney, has won the top prize at a prestigious national awards ceremony. image RTPI website

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Planning Inspectorate publishes 2017/18 Annual Report

Noting strong performance, growing demand and putting customers at the heart of the business, the Planning Inspectorate has announced publication of its 2017/18 Annual Report.

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Expressions of interest from potential candidates sought for the role of BEFS Chair

The current Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS) Chair, Dr Graeme Purves, is stepping down at the next AGM in December, and BEFS is inviting expressions of interest from potential candidates for the role, with a deadline of 24 September 2018.

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Defra consults on ‘Environmental Principles and Governance Bill’: Closing 2 August

The Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has launched a consultation on the development of an Environmental Principles and Governance Bill. Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.

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ICOMOS Annual Report for 2017 now published

The 2017 Annual Report of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) has been published online.

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Heatwave vital in discovery of a possible henge, or circular enclosure, at the Brú na Bóinne site

The discovery of a possible archaeological feature near the UNESCO World Heritage Site close to Newgrange in Co Meath has been described as ‘a very significant find’ by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

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