Daily Archives: 26/02/2019

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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