Monthly Archives: September 2018

Last chance to book: IHBC London’s ‘Creative Conservation’ – with sector leads (AHF, HE, THA etc.) + case studies + networks + stands: 4 Oct

BOOK NOW, as this is your last chance to join a unique event and hear innovative takes on creative conservation from some of England’s lead heritage bodies – including the Architectural Heritage Fund(AHF), Historic England (HE)and more – as they interrogate … Continue reading

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IHBC’s NW Branch conference: Faith communities, challenges, and ‘The Work of Faith…’ – Liverpool 18 Oct, for ‘a unique take on faith’

The North West (NW) Branch of the IHBC hosts its 2018 annual conference – ‘The Work of Faith’ – in Liverpool on 18 October, exploring the work of faith communities and the challenges they face in managing and conserving historic places of worship, with fees starting … Continue reading

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HESPR members new benefit from your IHBC: Free HESPR-branded fliers on select IHBC stands (e.g. Civic Voice conference 2018 (Birmingham), and Listed Property Show (Edinburgh), and free flier design too!

The IHBC has launched a unique new membership benefit for members of our quality assurance scheme for conservation businesses, HESPR, as national event stands will now offer free display of HESPR-branded promotional literature from HESPR members, as the IHBC continues to work hard … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR top pick from £85K+ costed work this week: Elan Valley Trust seeks consultant for the renovation of Cwmclyd Farmstead in the Elan Valley – closing 3/10, No value given

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, with the IHBC Director’s top pick for NewsBlog readers this week featuring a call from Elan Valley Trust … Continue reading

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IHBC Annual School 2018: ‘Tales from the organisers’, from Belfast 2018 to Nottingham 2019 and beyond…

The IHBC East Midlands Branch is hard at work planning for next year’s IHBC Annual School – on ‘Heritage, Risk and Resilience’ in Nottingham in July nottingham2019.ihbc.org.uk – so to understand what that might that involve IHBC’s Northern Ireland Chair, … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Architect ordered to tear down award winning £4.65m home in Clerkenwell

The Evening Standard has reported on how an architect, Amin Taha, has been told to demolish his six storey multi-award-winning home because officials claim it does not match plans he originally submitted.

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HE’s National Capacity Building Programme’ launched – closing 4/11

Historic England (HE) has launched its ‘National Capacity Building Programme’, for projects that run for a maximum of 1 year, with a deadline for submitting grant applications of midnight, 4 November 2018, and funding to begin from 1 April 2019. 

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Camden urges government to act to stop unwanted phone boxes

Camden Council has written to the government, urging that planning policy that makes it difficult for councils to challenge permitted development rights for new phone boxes needs to be changed.

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What do you do if an LPA has no Conservation Officer? HE to answer this question at Civic Voice’s Birmingham conference (19 Oct), with IHBC on hand too!

Following the announcement that the London Borough of Ealing decided to delete the role of conservation officer and in view of the Civic Voice campaign on conservation areas and officers, Civic Voice wanted to know from Historic England (HE) exactly … Continue reading

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Planning (Scotland) Bill – Briefing by BEFS

Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS) has issued a briefing on the Planning (Scotland) Bill.

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New HE resources following from England’s NPPF redraft

Further to the issue of the revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) on 24 July, Historic England (HE) has produced a number of resources outlining the main changes and their implications for heritage.

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IHBC joins Civic Voice conference, Birmingham, 19-20 Oct, with cash, stand, and chair, asking: ‘How can we balance conservation and regeneration?’

Alongside co-sponsoring, the IHBC will host a stand and provide a lead speaker – IHBC Chair James Caird – as the IHBC once again joins Civic Voice’s national conference – this time helping answer ‘How we can balance conservation and … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Birmingham Live celebrates city airport’s first terminal building being saved from bulldozers

Historic Elmdon Art Deco Terminal at Birmingham Airport, last used in 1984 and made famous for its over-hanging canopies which resemble aeroplane wings, has been saved from being bulldozed Birmingham Live reports to its audiences.

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IHBC’s ‘CPD Boost in Context’: Conservation philosophy from the IHBC Chair’s ‘Notes’, Context No. 154

If you are arguing for the benefits of conservation generally, or trying to counteract views that heritage is seen as an inhibitor to development, IHBC’s Chair James Caird offers pointers in Context 154 – a case study of St Ives. … Continue reading

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Launch of ‘Partners in Planning’, in Scotland

A new information portal has been launched in Scotland, ‘Partners in Planning’, which aims to provide an online platform ‘to promote a single access point to the knowledge and skills that enables behavioural change in planning’. 

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More funding to boost services in England’s village pubs…

More than 30 rural communities are set to benefit from new or expanded village services from libraries, shops to post offices all delivered by their local pub, England’s Community Pubs Minister Jake Berry has announced. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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Theresa May says people should be proud of their council house

People who live in council houses should be made to feel proud of their homes, Theresa May has said. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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STBA: 3 year pilot for ‘Whole House Retrofit Toolkit’

The STBA is delighted to announce a 3-year project to test out the Whole House approach to retrofit, pioneered by the STBA and endorsed by Each Home Counts, which is being carried out under the BEIS Building Thermal Efficiency Innovation Fund.

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Scotland: New funding phase for Outdoor Learning – ‘OLiN’

Mairi Gougeon MSP, Scotland’s New Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment has announced a second phase for Outdoor Learning in Nature (OLiN) during a visit with school children to Jupiter Artland Foundation – a sculpture park in woodland … Continue reading

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User needs survey on new OASIS system, closing end September

A user needs survey has been issued on a new OASIS system to ’quickly and simply assess the requirement for the different approaches and materials that will be required by the user community’, which will remain open until the end … Continue reading

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Dover District Council tackles poorly maintained town centre properties

Dover District Council has served section 215 notices on a number of sites in the town centre requiring improvements to the condition of the land and /or buildings. image: By Eluveitie – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18829651

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Parliamentary Motion celebrates Sixth Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival

Scottish Parliamentary Motion S5M-13683 from Gordon Lindhurst, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, lodged on 30 August, successfully celebrated the sixth Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival. image: by Fiona Newton

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Secure your place at the heart of ‘Creative Conservation’, with sector leads (AHF, HE, THA etc.) + case studies + networks + stands: 4 Oct – ‘Cost effective and creative CPD, from London IHBC!’

BOOK NOW for a unique opportunity to hear innovative takes on creative conservation from some of England’s lead heritage bodies – including the Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF), Historic England (HE) and more – as they interrogate just what creative conservation … Continue reading

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IHBC’s special Branch outreach and support uplift – All you need on your annual operations as new ‘IHBC Branch Operations’ and ‘Social Media Guidance’ launched!

As part of the suite of responses to its Member Survey the IHBC has launched new ‘Branch Operations & Activities’ and ‘Branch Guidance on Social Media’, helping maintain standards in key volunteer-led operations. 

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IHBC’s HESPR top pick from £1.2M+ costed work this week: Dover DC seeks services relating to Maison Dieu – closing 10/10, valued £52k

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, with the IHBC Director’s top pick for NewsBlog readers from the issue this week featuring a call from … Continue reading

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