Daily Archives: 16/03/2019

IHBC launches new Toolbox ‘Advice Note on the Curtilage Rule’, on listed farmhouses and associated farm buildings

A new IHBC ToolBox Note from the institute sets another interpretation of the High Court judgment in the Egerton v Taunton Deane case (also known as ‘Jews Farm’) – our ‘Advice Note on the Curtilage Rule – An interpretation of … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastical issues its Heritage Sector insights: More context for the IHBC’s 2019 School

The insurance company Ecclesiastical has published its Heritage Sector insights which looks at managing risks and offers guidance that mirrors the themes of the 2019 IHBC Annual School in Nottingham in July.

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IHBC encourages input to RTPI Corporate Strategy review, closing 17 March

The RTPI is currently reviewing its Corporate Strategy via an on-line survey which closes on 17 March and all are encouraged to contribute.

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IHBC reminder to employers: ‘Trailblazer’ apprenticeship consultation closes 22 March – IHBC Chair urges responses, including on ‘single’ or ‘core and option’ alternatives

England’s Trailblazer apprenticeship sector consultation for the Level 7 Historic Environment Advisor (professional) is open until 22 March, and the IHBC Chair James Caird has called on employers – especially IHBC HESPR members that understand the special skills that distinguish … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR top pick from £28.3M+ costed work this week: Coventry CC seeks Project Manager for London Road Cemetery, closing 19/03, £40k-£75k

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 Coventry City Council … Continue reading

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RTPI says ‘Au revoir’ to planning in the public interest… Hello ‘Austerity Planner’

Austerity in England has eroded planning’s ability to serve the public interest, to create the ‘Austerity Planner’, according to planners who took part in a study by the RTPI and Newcastle University, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.

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South West Wales to benefit from £27m funding boost

A regeneration plan that is set to pump £27 million into development across south-west Wales is being rolled out across the region, with the funding aimed at revitalising commercial floor space around the Swansea Bay City Region and boosting several … Continue reading

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Heritage sector generated over £4bn for Scotland’s economy in 2017-18

Annual Our Place in Time report showcases value of nation’s historic environment. Scotland’s historic environment is continuing to make a strong contribution to the nation’s economy and HES have announced that they have published the latest annual performance report for … Continue reading

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Revealed: The thousands of public spaces lost to the council funding crisis

The local government funding crisis has become so dire that councils are being forced to sell thousands of public spaces, such as libraries, community centres and playgrounds.

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Parliamentary Committee announces inquiry into Local Government finance: Submissions closing 17 April

The Commons Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (HCLGC) on 6 March announced a new inquiry into local government finance entitled ‘Local Government Finance and the 2019 Spending Review’ in order to inform government policy on local government funding in … Continue reading

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Man sentenced after church lead thefts spanning four counties

A man who stole lead from six churches – causing criminal damage of more than £186,000 and leaving communities ‘significantly out of pocket’ – was snared thanks to phone data, ANPR and DNA from a cigarette end.

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Buxton bid to £675m Future High Streets Fund in move to boost town centre

Buxton’s town leaders are getting together to set out a bid for up to £2million-worth of funding to help boost Buxton’s high street. image: Buxton, Fiona Newton

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Futures of The Barrow Boys and Hull’s Banksy decided by Hull City Council’s planning committee

The futures of one of Hull Marina’s most prominent bars and Hull’s famed Banksy have been decided by Hull City Council’s planning committee going against the recommendation for refusal by council officers following an objection from the Environment Agency.

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