Daily Archives: 25/09/2018

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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