Daily Archives: 18/09/2018

New HE & IHBC joint Webinar pilot: First online offerings and updates with ‘Enforcement’ focus – webinars from 11 Oct, with booking open now!

The IHBC has been working in partnership Historic England (HE) to deliver a series of three webinars focusing on a range of enforcement tools, with the first sessions – focussing on enforcement – commencing from 11 October, and lead resources – including … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Practice Spotlight’: Crumbling masonry in GII Gothic house cleaned up following S.215 ‘Untidy Sites Notice’ – ‘powers not used enough…’ says the IHBC

A couple must pay more than £1,100 in fines and costs following a S.215 ‘Untidy sites notice’ from South Cambridgeshire, for not carrying out essential repairs to stop a Grade II listed building falling into disrepair, in a strategy that … Continue reading

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IHBC’s Context ‘CPD boost’- A heritage conservation revolution, in context

Do you know your conservation history: Under the areas of the IHBC areas of competence in Philosophy and Legislation/policy it is required that you have an understanding of the relevant conservation approaches and an awareness of their development; Timothy Cantell, … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage on the doorstep’: York Civic Trust on ‘the first modern lesbian’

A rainbow plaque has been installed in York to mark one of Yorkshire’s earliest LGBTQQIP2SAA representatives, which has also been critiqued for its wording.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage on the (amenity) doorstep’: C20 Soc & more object to temporary Royal Festival Hall rooftop restaurant

The Twentieth Century Society (C20 Soc) is among those objecting in the ‘strongest possible terms’ to plans to erect a temporary restaurant across the entire width of the riverside roof of the Royal Festival Hall. image: By Photo: Andreas Praefcke … Continue reading

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IHBC ‘CPD Boost’ in practice: ‘Councils facing financial turbulence should consult more – not less’

The Consultation Institute offers some food for thought around the use of the word ‘consultation’ in local authority and government work, reporting on the legal review of the case of budget reviews affecting library provision and the use of consultation … Continue reading

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New innovation fund for places of worship launched by HLF: Expressions by 14 Oct

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) launched a new strategic partnership to help secure the future of places of worship, with the HLF joined by the Pilgrim Trust, the Plunkett Foundation and the National Churches Trust, and expressions of interest due … Continue reading

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Update: The Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Bill

An update on the Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Bill has been released by the Scottish Parliament, highlighting the planned 2050 target of 90% reduction in greenhouse gases, and the progress to date on individual sectors.  BEFS have submitted … Continue reading

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Civic Voice’s ‘Big Conservation Conversation’: Civic Conservation Audits and the ‘Conversation’

Civic Voice has issued an update on the progress of its ‘Big Conservation Conversation’ on its website, highlighting some examples of good practice from communities and groups and urging the preparation of more Civic Conservation Audits.

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Letter from the Chief Planner: A Scotland-wide update

John McNairney, Scotland’s Chief Planner, has issued an update on current Scottish Government policy and planning matters, including research into the programme of planning reform, the progression of the Planning Bill towards a stage 2 committee, use of digital resources … Continue reading

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NT’s ‘AACB’ feature on Biddulph Grange Geological Garden: The restoration of a ‘known unknown’

The latest issue of the National Trust (NT) Arts and Buildings Collection Bulletin (AACB) profiles the restoration of a unique geological garden, an interesting case of the application of conservation philosophy. 

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