Daily Archives: 16/10/2018

IHBC’s South Branch CPD nudge for Oxford, 26 Oct: Secretary of State at RIBA Stirling Prize ceremony echoes Gehry’s ‘Yearning for timelessness’

Secretary of State Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, making an address at the Royal Institute of British Architects Stirling Prize award ceremony, explored his perception of the role of the architect in creating a legacy, providing inspiration for future generations, … Continue reading

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IHBC welcomes Yale’s Hampshire South Pevsner – and looks forward to CPD partnership for 2019 Nottingham School: 4-6 July 2019

The IHBC has welcomed the launch of Yale University Press’s (Yale UP) Hampshire South Pevsner – at the county’s Beaulieu on 9 October – and looks forward to extending its CPD partnership with the Yale as the Pevsner publisher for … Continue reading

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IHBC North Branch celebrates success in Engineering CPD event – IHBC’s ‘Professional’ and ‘Intervention’ Areas of Competence

The day-long exploration of ‘Structural repair of historic buildings’, by the IHBC North Branch and partners, and led by Ian Hume, former Head of Conservation Engineering at English Heritage, held in Carlisle on 4 October last, was a big success, … Continue reading

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See IHBC stand and chair at the Civic Voice conference, Birmingham, 19-20 Oct, while 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 to help answer ‘How we can balance conservation and … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘heritage from the doorstep’: Nando’s plans to replace historic East London library with restaurant blasted as an ‘abomination’

The Standard has highlighted civic concerns about how Grade II listed Canning former public library in London’s East End – that hosted political speakers such as Keir Hardie and Sylvia Pankhurst , and gave birth to one of Britain’s biggest … Continue reading

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Reminder: COTAC Trustees sought – Notes of interest by 15 November 2018

COTAC, the Council on Training in Architectural Conservation, seeks trustees to work alongside COTAC’s newly appointed Honorary Secretary, Michael Netter, and Honorary Treasurer John Copping, with a closing date of 15 November for receipt of notes of interest, CV and … Continue reading

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RTPI: Let councils raise fees to cover planning admin costs

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has reiterated to HM Treasury ahead of the Autumn Budget that local authorities in England should be allowed to raise planning fees to cover the entire costs of the planning application function, if they … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Young Placechangers Ideas Fund opens for applications

From 11 October 2018 young people and youth groups in Scotland can apply to the Young Placechangers Ideas Fund for Seedcorn grants (up to £500) and larger Ideas Fund grants (up to £3000).

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Big Lottery Fund: UK’s largest community funder to change name

The Big Lottery Fund, has announced that it will be changing its name in the new year, as the UK’s largest community funder, which distributes 40% of the good cause money raised by National Lottery players, will from 30th January … Continue reading

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Scotland’s communities feel ‘locked out’ out by landscape policy, according to major new research

Major new research into Scottish landscape conservation policies – entitled Community Empowerment and Landscape – has found that communities are being excluded from participating in development decisions that affect the areas they live in, with the ‘participation deficit’ in part … Continue reading

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Planning consultancy win appeal against conviction for wilfully obstructing a council officer in the course of their work.

Smart Planning was found guilty by North Essex Magistrates in November 2017 of wilful obstruction “by the act of another”, its employee Paul Clarke, of an officer acting in the exercise of a right of entry contrary to s.88B(3) of … Continue reading

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SPAB Scholarship and Fellowship applications for 2019 open: Apply prior to 1 December

Architects, surveyors, engineers, craftspeople looking for an immersive hands-on-learning experience may apply for Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) 2019 Scholarships or Fellowships prior to December 1.

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Tombstone footpath a ‘grave error’ at St Mary’s Clophill Church

St Mary’s Church in Clophill, Bedfordshire, has been accused by local community members of making a ‘grave error’ by using ancient tombstones as a footpath.

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