Monthly Archives: February 2019

IHBC’s 2019 Council+ reviews IHBC conservation accreditation and CPD support: From MATE sessions to feedback and updates – London 2 May, with opportunities for all (travel paid) so register your interest ASAP!

The next IHBC Council+ – our national forum for engaging with members at all skills levels – will provide members, associates and affiliates with the opportunity to focus on their continuing professional development (CPD), so if you want to join … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Why £11.3m Leicester Cathedral revamp has been criticised by HE

The Leicester Mercury has explored how controversial plans to build a new extension at the front of Leicester Cathedral have been criticised by the ‘heritage watchdog’, Historic England (HE).

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Planning confusion leads judge to rule a Richmond green space consultation as ‘plainly inadequate’

Campaigners have scored a High Court victory against a council’s decision not to designate playing fields in west London as a local green space, after a judge ruled that the authority had carried out a ‘plainly inadequate’ and ‘manifestly unfair’ … Continue reading

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Resilient Heritage Grant for HOLTOP welcomed

The Heritage of London Trust Operations Ltd (HOLTOP) has announced that it has received a £42,900 National Lottery grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund towards total project costs of £70,000.

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Supreme Court to hear dispute over visual effects of quarry extension in Green Belt

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by North Yorkshire County Council in a dispute over the visual effects of a proposed quarry extension in the Green Belt.

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Funding call from ESRI and What Works Wellbeing Centre for research into wellbeing of individuals and communities in the UK

The Economic and Social Research Council (ERSC) working with the What Works Well Being Centre have announced a secondary analysis data initiative funding opportunity concerning ‘Understanding Wellbeing’ which will go to research that offers further insights surrounding the wellbeing of … Continue reading

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Replacing failed shops ‘won’t save city centres’ says Centre for Cities think tank

The Centre for Cities think tank say that authorities should focus on attracting high-paying office jobs to support city centres rather than replacing ‘failed shops’.

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Get behind 12th ‘National Apprenticeship Week’, 4-8 March – ‘Asks’ of the sector

With the start of the 12th annual National Apprenticeship Week (NAW 2019) just around the corner, new resources to help the sector get behind the week have been published. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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DCMS Committee launches inquiry into Lessons from First World War Centenary: Evidence invited by 15 March at 5pm

The centenary of the First World War commemorations focused on connecting new, younger audiences to the legacy of the War through arts and education initiatives, and a new Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee inquiry seeks to examine the … Continue reading

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Contracts awarded to Pearson and NCFE to deliver the first T Levels from 2020.

Contracts to develop, deliver and award the first three T Levels have been awarded by the Department for Education (DfE) and Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (the Institute). image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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IHBC’s IMHO spotlight in Scotland: David Bookbinder, ‘Flat broke? How private landlords are destroying our tenements’

David Bookbinder, writing in Scottish Housing News, has explored the thorny issue of tenement repairs and offered workable solutions that he believes could save this vital part of Scotland’s community and heritage.

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IHBC at HES in Edinburgh! A ‘MATE’ session recap on our latest conservation accreditation support event – ‘IHBC membership is a fantastic way of setting yourself apart from the competition…’

Kate Kendall the IHBC’s LETS Officer has continued her travels across the UK, delivering IHBC accreditation application guidance and CPD to members and colleagues, most recently with her Membership Application Training Event (MATE) session at Historic Environment Scotland (HES) in … Continue reading

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IHBC welcomes top lawyer double act to the 2019 Annual School, with Charles Mynors and Nigel Hewitson: ‘… on legal issues around conservation calamities’!

The IHBC has announced two leading speakers for the legal section of the 2019 Day School ‘Heritage, Risk & Resilience: Confronting conservation calamities’ in Nottingham on Friday 5 July, as it welcomes a special double-act of top lawyers Charles Mynors … Continue reading

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REMINDER: IHBC Branches: Support your local ‘Successful learners in heritage skills’ with a nomination to our Marsh Awards and a chance of £500 cash and a place at Nottingham’s 2019 School! Due 28 February!

IHBC Branches can celebrate successful local learners in heritage craft, trade and related practices, with a nomination for IHBC’s Marsh Award for ‘Successful Learning in Heritage Skills’, due by 28 February, and help them secure £500 cash and a Full … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR top pick from £10.2M+ costed work this week: RSPB Scotland, seeks developer of ‘micro-adventure with heritage interpretation’ (‘Wanderings and Windings’), closing 11/03, value £9000

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 RSPB Scotland for … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Organisations sign MOU ‘to promote Cornwall’s distinct identity’

The Falmouth Packet has explored how the recognition of the importance to residents and businesses of Cornish culture, heritage and the arts has been reinforced when major investors in culture signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work closely together … Continue reading

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IHBC ‘Out of Context CPD Boost’: An ethnographic approach to conservation from Tom Yarrow – with an ‘energy twist’, from the Trobriand Islands to Scotland

Conservation is a nexus of people, ideas, interests and forms of professional practice that come together to create the complex and shifting object that is the historic environment, argues Tom Yarrow in a less familiar take on the practice recently … Continue reading

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VAG student bursaries for Spring 2019 conference on offer: Due 15 March

The 2019 Spring Conference of the Vernacular Architecture Group (VAG) will be held in Looe, East Cornwall, from 23 to 27 April and applications for student bursaries are due by Friday 15 March. image: VAG website

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CS scheme that pay for environmental benefits opens for 2019

The Countryside Stewardship (CS) scheme opened on 18 February for farmers, foresters and land managers to request 2019 application packs to allow for applications for a range of schemes that pay for environmental benefits. image: Peter Badcock

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Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission – Civic Voice survey seeks input

The Government’s announcement in December 2018, launching the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission, has put a new focus on the importance of high quality design or ‘beauty’ when building the homes the nation needs, and Civic Voice has launched a … Continue reading

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REMINDER: Nominations for World Monuments Watch 2020 close 1 March 2019

Nominations open for World Monuments Watch 2020: Until 1 March 2019        

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Committee on Standards in Public life calls for more robust standards for Local Government

The Committee on Standards in Public Life published a report on 30 January 2019 , following a year-long review and wide consultation , on Local Government ethical standards which recommended that local government standards system needs more robust safeguards.

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Funding deal agreed to build homes on London’s rooftops

Government has backed a project to build rooftop properties in London on the top of existing buildings and they will be part of a £500m project to build more than 11,000 affordable properties across the country… image: LocalGov website

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Design Council launches Inclusive Environments CPD

Design Council’s free online Inclusive Environments CPD has been launched so built environment professionals can increase their understanding and knowledge of inclusive design as standard practice at a national level.

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Celebrate the Buildings You Love with HE – and explore what you can’t live without: #BuildingsYouLove

All around England, buildings old and new grace our streets and squares, our cities and our coastline, so Historic England asked: What building can’t you live without? image: HE website

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