Daily Archives: 08/03/2019

IHBC’s 2019 Day School update with ‘Flying Archaeologist’ Ben Robinson on ‘Heritage at Risk’ and Essex Police Advisor Stephen Armson Smith on ‘Terrorism’

The IHBC has announced the next round of speakers for the 2019 Day School ‘Heritage, Risk & Resilience: confronting conservation calamities’, in Nottingham on 5 July, as it offers challenging takes on both heritage at risk and terrorism.

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DON’T FORGET: IHBC’s coming to the Natural Stone Show 2019, naturally, on HESPR, Conservation Wiki and more: Excel, 30/4-2/5 – with exhibitor list now live!

The IHBC will host its regular stand at the Natural Stone Show’s Conservation Area from 30 April, in London’s ExCel, so please be sure to visit us as well as access all the other free IHBC-recognised CPD on offer, including … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR top pick from £2.3M+ costed work this week: EHT seeks consultant on governance structure etc. for Berwick Barracks, closing 21/03, 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 English Heritage Trust … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Councillors defy officer recommendation and approve Margate seafront hotel

The Isle of Thanet News has reported that controversial plans to build a 124 bed hotel on Margate seafront have been approved by Thanet council notwithstanding planning officer’s recommendations for refusal.

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IHBC CPD boost from DBW: Brush up on the evaluation of building performance!

A building’s performance (or efficiency) is a measure of how well it functions in relation to designated criteria such as physical, social or environmental considerations, writes Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) – host platform for the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki – as … Continue reading

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BEFS seeks views on ‘Prioritisation’ for built and historic environment: Survey closes 22 March

Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS) has been leading on ‘Prioritisation’ work for the built and historic environment since Autumn 2018, to inform the work on the Built Heritage Investment Plan taking place within Historic Environment Scotland and the OPiT Built … Continue reading

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The BBC on ‘The councils trying to save the High Street’ in 2018

Local councils have spent more than £800m on the purchase of UK shopping centres over the last three years.

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Four new commissioners appointed to England’s new home design body

Four new commissioners have been appointed to the government’s Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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Arms-length body set to buy Glasgow’s iconic buildings

A new deal means Glasgow City Council can begin paying back thousands of underpaid workers by selling off some of its most iconic buildings and venues to a council-run body and leasing them back to help pay for an equal … Continue reading

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£3.2M Bright Ideas Fund launched to help community business start-ups in England

Power to Change has announced a new £3.2m Community Business Bright Ideas Fund to offer tailored support and grants of up to £15,000 to 150 groups to develop their projects.

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£1.6 billion Stronger Towns Fund launched for England

The government launched a £1.6 billion fund 4 March 2019 to boost growth and give communities a greater say in their future after Brexit. image: Fiona Newton

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PAS: Survey of planning departments, March 2019

In March 2019 PAS is carrying out a short survey of planning departments on behalf of MHCLG and the LGA.

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