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- IHBC’s new Guidance Notes launched at Nottingham’s 2019 School Spotlights: on ‘Retrofitting’ and on climate change ‘Sources’… and now also on School video! 16/07/2019
- BOOKING OPEN – IHBC North West Branch Day Conference: ‘Improving Accessibility – Overcoming the Barriers to Heritage’, 10th October 2019, Liverpool 16/07/2019
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Plan to protect Plymouth’s post-war buildings from developers 16/07/2019
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Plans to build homes at Kersey Mill recommended for refusal by parish council 16/07/2019
- IHBC CPD boost from DBW: Invitation to Tender for construction contracts 16/07/2019
- MJ Achievement Awards names Waltham Forest Local Authority of the Year 2019 16/07/2019
- HES online survey of ‘Our Place in Time’ (OPIT): Closes 2 August 16/07/2019
- CIC appoints Stephen Hodder MBE as its new Chair 16/07/2019
- New partnership for Orkney’s World Heritage Site 16/07/2019
- NLA awards 2019 include Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery for Conservation & Retrofit 16/07/2019
- Race against devastation: How wartime photographers dodged Nazi bombing to record historic buildings 16/07/2019
- IHBC’s 2019 Nottingham Annual School opens and closes, as records break and spotlights beam 12/07/2019
- Serious about your career? Stay ‘in the know’ with IHBC’s latest ‘Jobs etc.’ review, as posts range from charity CEs and finance administrators to building inspectors, surveyors and more! 12/07/2019
- IHBC’s HESPR pick from £360M+ costed opportunities this week: Council seeks team for fee proposal for Tonedale Mill Repairs Notice, closing 24/07, value £50K 12/07/2019
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Officials remove three iconic Southport (Merseyside) buildings from their ‘at risk’ register 12/07/2019
- Glasgow’s Egyptian Halls’ owner ordered to make urgent repairs 12/07/2019
- Boost for Scotland/Northern Powerhouse ‘Borderlands’ as £394.5M ‘Growth Deal’ signed 12/07/2019
- New UK parliamentary petition to Zero-rate VAT on deep retrofit/eco-refurbishment building works on all homes, now open, with deadline 8 January 2020 12/07/2019
- Winners in 2019 Street Design Awards range from Woking’s Muslim War Cemetery Peace Garden to innovative lighting in Brighton 12/07/2019
- Scotland’s ‘My Place Mentoring’ programme builds skills and capacity for community groups 12/07/2019
- England’s Northern Powerhouse lacks joined-up planning, RTPI warns 12/07/2019
- IHBC’s 2019 AGM approves new ‘Governance Proposals’; elects new Chair – David McDonald – and Vice Chair – Lone le Vay, among others, and says au revoir to departing officers 09/07/2019
- IHBC’s HESPR pick from £800K+ costed opportunities last week: Planning Inspectorate seeks ‘Non Salaried Inspectors’, closing 01/09,valued £99K 09/07/2019
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (farmer’s) doorstep’: NFU and HE give drone to Wiltshire Police 09/07/2019
- England’s new High Streets Task Force will help revitalise high streets and town centres 09/07/2019
Monthly Archives: November 2018
IHBC at LPOC’s Listed Property Show 2019: London 9-10 Feb 2019 – 4 hours free CPD via IHBC and partners + lots more
IHBC will lead 4 free one-hour CPD sessions at the The Listed Property Owners’ Club (LPOC’s) London Property Show, in association with Historic England, on 9-10 February 2019 at London’s Olympia.
In the last NewsBlog we offered you the chance to test your knowledge on energy performance certificates (EPC’s), and now is the time to see how well you did! image: Rob Cowan for Context
IHBC’s International ‘CPD Boost’: Update the REFILL Workshop at URBACT’s City Festival – ‘Plan your own ‘temporary use’ journey’!
Leads François Jégou and Marcelline Bonneau offer personal takes on the concept of Temporary Use and URBACT’s REFILL networks achievements through a report on the ‘Refill Workshop’ at the URBACT City Festival in Lisbon in September 2018.
The Rutland and Stamford Mercury has reported on how an important piece of local Rutland architecture, Wakerley Bridge, has concluded its painstaking restoration by specialist stonemason Jason Henfrey – ‘Jason the Mason’ – who undertook the repair in a collaborative … Continue reading
Slow progress reported on encouraging female apprentices to construction industry: 88% male in 2016/17
Industry initiatives to encourage young women to join the construction industry do not appear to be making much headway, as Construction Week reports on the latest statistics from the Department for Education, which report that 88% of apprenticeship starts in … Continue reading
The Heritage Alliance _(THA) – England’s link body for heritage interests – has highlighted how its Advocacy groups – which are open to all full members of the Alliance – and working groups – which can also include affiliates and … Continue reading
RTPI Scotland is pleased to announce that the Scottish Government and the universities of Heriot-Watt and Dundee will be funding £1000 bursaries to study planning at Masters level.
National Churches Trust commissioned a survey to understand the reasons why the public visit churches, chapels or meeting houses and what would make them more likely to visit for tourism or leisure, with findings including that ‘half (51%) of British … Continue reading
A national archive for the civil nuclear industry by Reiach & Hall Architects has won a top Scottish architecture prize: the Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award for 2018.
Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) – host partner of the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki – has featured an exploration of how modern technology is changing the stone industry, even as natural stone is still quarried and fashioned into blocks or slabs in … Continue reading
Scottish Natural Heritage(SNH) reports that the wildlife and landscape of Scotland’s wildest and most remote islands, moorland and mountain ranges are set to be understood better through ground breaking new mapping technology pioneered by SNH, helping also to tackle climate … Continue reading
The next meeting of the IHBC’s UK-wide advisory forum, ‘Council+’ (called ‘Council plus’), which is free and open to IHBC members of all categories (subject to capacity and timing), will take place on 29 November in London, and look at … Continue reading
Sheffield Coroner’s Court fire supports ‘Fire’ and ‘HAR’ CPD priorities in IHBC’s Nottingham 2019 School
The Victorian Society and other reports on how Sheffield’s old Coroner’s Court building has become another victim of arson highlight how the IHBC’s upcoming Nottingham School, in July and on ‘Heritage, Risk and Resilience’, is of special relevance to CPD … Continue reading
In the most recent issue of IHBC’s membership journal Context our Green Panel Convenor John Preston discussed the issues around applying Energy Performance Certificates (EPC’s) to traditional buildings, noting a recent call for evidence relating to their use. image: Rob … Continue reading
IHBC’s HESPR top pick from £920K+ costed work this week: Carlisle CC seeks Garden Village Masterplanning input, closing 12/12; no value stated
The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and the IHBC Director’s top pick for NewsBlog readers this week features a call from Carlisle City Council … Continue reading
The Gunning Principles are a set of rules for public consultation that were proposed in 1985 by Stephen Sedley QC, and accepted by the Judge in the Gunning v LB of Brent case, which The Consultation Institute sets out in … Continue reading
Draft Parliamentary Bill issued to ‘allow consideration of the ‘Restoration and Renewal Programme’ for Palace of Westminster’
A Draft Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill presented to the House of Commons and presented to the House of Lords allows ‘interested parties the opportunity to consider the approach taken to the governance of the Restoration and Renewal Programme’. … Continue reading
APPG for Healthy Homes & Buildings White Paper published: highlighting ‘the need for a holistic approach to building design and renovation’
The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Healthy Homes & Buildings has launched its White Paper: ‘Laying the Foundations for Healthy Homes & Buildings’, which highlights ‘the need for a holistic approach to building design and renovation’.
RTPI Scotland and partners caution on ‘Rights of Appeal’ legislation – in favour of working local plans – as Parliament rejects calls in support
As proposals to introduce new rights for communities to appeal planning decisions in Scotland have failed to pass a key stage of the parliamentary legislative process, RTPI Scotland and partners have written an open letter setting out their views.
The government will examine how green infrastructure provision can be ‘incorporated into national planning guidance and policy’ to help mitigate against rising temperatures in urban areas, a Whitehall response to a parliamentary committee report has revealed.
The Vernacular Architecture Group(VAG) is able to offer three bursaries to assist registered students or professionals in the early years of their career to attend the Conference.
The William Morris Society is looking for a new Magazine Editor for its triannual publication.
SPAB invites nominations for 2019 John Betjeman award which celebrates excellence in the repair to specific elements of places of worship of all denominations and faiths in England and Wales, including the Isle of Man, with a closing date is … Continue reading
IHBC launches new Toolbox Guidance Note for small traders etc. on ‘Ten Red Flags… when meeting potential clients’
The IHBC’s latest Guidance Note on our online Toolbox aims to provide sole practitioners and small traders with advice on taking on new work, offering ‘Ten Red Flags’ to watch out for when meeting potential clients.
IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Campaigners lose Crest Nicholson battle to stop part demolition of former London Chest Hospital, Bethnal Green’
Campaigners have lost their battle to stop developer Crest Nicholson demolishing part of a Grade II-listed former London chest hospital in Bethnal Green, as reported by the East London Advertiser.