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- Still time to apply for the role of IHBC’s new ‘Professional Development (PD) Officer – closes 8 July! 22/06/2019
- Going to (IHBC’s Nottingham) School? Check it out at #IHBCNottingham2019 22/06/2019
- IHBC update: Interested in the politics and presumptions around heritage change? See the chat from the floor on the Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill 22/06/2019
- IHBC’s #IHBCNottingham2019, climate and ‘managed retreat’ in Wales, via CNN: ‘UK village considers the unfathomable: tearing itself down before nature does’. 22/06/2019
- IHBC’s HESPR pick from £700M+ costed opportunities this week: Renfrewshire Council seeks team for works in two areas in Paisley’s town centre, closing 15/07, valued £420K 22/06/2019
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (business) doorstep’: Historic building that exported lace around the world restored to its former glory 22/06/2019
- Conservation cases update from Scotland’s Garden and Landscape Heritage: Loudon Castle to New Lanark and Aberdeen 22/06/2019
- Holy Spirits! The UK has more churches than pubs… 22/06/2019
- Scottish Government on new Planning Bill amendments, from BEFS 22/06/2019
- Ramboll report finds clients underestimate economic value of sustainability 22/06/2019
- ‘Backing the Bedrock’ – THA’s 2019 Fiscal Manifesto 22/06/2019
- IHBC’s Context on ‘Building Services’ now out: your next best CPD boost before the Nottingham School, and check out the new design styling too! 19/06/2019
- Look ahead to Brighton 2020 and ‘Old Town : New Futures’: Join the Heritage2020 – #HeritageChat 20 June – Heritage and the High Street 19/06/2019
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Historic Belper tea rooms (almost) set to be demolished and replaced with new building 19/06/2019
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: ‘Rochdale Reimagined’, as architecture students put forward new designs for town centre heritage sites 19/06/2019
- IHBC’s CPD ‘Bauhaus centenary’ boost, no. 2: ‘Bauhaus Bookshelf’ makes works accessible that continue to inspire designers worldwide 19/06/2019
- NI’s Department for Communities contributes to AHF’s Heritage Impact Fund 19/06/2019
- Protecting the Scottish countryside: apply for funding 19/06/2019
- New Heritage Partnership Agreement signed at King’s Cross Station 19/06/2019
- European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards 2019: Winners announced 19/06/2019
- Post Hackitt proposals from MHCLG: ‘Building a safer future’ – consultation on reform of the building safety regulatory system, closing 31 July 19/06/2019
- Clore Leadership: Bursaries for Emerging Heritage Leaders – Applications open 19/06/2019
- NCT: Enter your church building project for the 2019 UK Church Architecture Awards: Closing 1 July 19/06/2019
- Plastic road built on new housing development 19/06/2019
- IHBC congratulates Malcolm Airs on OBE appointment: Your institute’s past president, past chair, and much more 14/06/2019
Monthly Archives: April 2019
An IHBC view of Notre Dame: A historical take on the future of a damaged heritage resource and icon, from the IHBC’s former Membership Secretary
The IHBC asked former Membership Secretary Paul Butler for a take on some critical and historical issues around the modern response to Notre Dame, in the hope they will inform topical discussions across our membership as we approach the IHBC’s … Continue reading
IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (church) doorstep’: ‘Timebomb’ of the lost churches and chapels of the Yorkshire Dales
The Yorkshire Post has reported on the ‘Timebomb’ faced by local places of worship in the Dales, including in the heart of Hawes where ‘a little church has stood for more than a century’ but, being without a service for … Continue reading
IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (new-build) doorstep’: The BBC on ‘Growing complaints about new-build houses’
The BBC recently explored how the ‘endless list of problems’ for one purchaser of a new build house seems to be part of a growing trend.
A Battle of Britain base erupted into flames in early April with firefighters battling a huge aerodrome fire.
The Welsh Government is consulting on guidance ‘help people plan and improve access to listed buildings’, closing 19 July.
A scoping review on heritage and wellbeing has been published, which looked at 75 papers and reports on the impact of heritage places, interventions, and assets, to discover how they impact our individual and community wellbeing.
The Churches Conservation Trust (CCT) has opened its ‘Champing’ (‘Church Camping’) season, which runs to 29 September, and says ‘Come to a sleepover at our place!’ image: Champing™
Scotland’s natural capital worth £273 billion according to an ‘Experimental Statistics Publication for Scotland’
A comprehensive assessment has been carried out for the first time of the monetary value of Scotland’s natural capital, and has calculated that in 2015 the asset value of Scottish natural capital was an estimated £273 billion.
A 19th Century Art Deco pier originally built as a landing stage has been named this year’s Pier of the Year.
HE: Business owners and operators based in listed buildings say they benefit from their historic premises
More than 500 businesses from across the country were polled as part of the Survey of Listed Building Owners 2018, sponsored by specialist insurer Ecclesiastical. image: IHBC SE Branch for Brighton2020
The CLA (Country Land and Business Association) has welcomed the proposed introduction of conservation covenants in England, but warns that additional detail will be required before their potential to support biodiversity net gain can be realistically assessed. image: Peter Badcock
Call for ‘European Heritage Stories’: On heritage work by communities in Europe – just fill in the form!
A call for ‘European Heritage Stories’ hopes to identify the European dimension of heritage sites and heritage work undertaken by the communities in Europe, while ‘All you have to do is fill in the application form and your story will … Continue reading
Last chance for free C+ in London, May 2, c.12-4.30, on IHBC membership application support and scrutiny – ‘from accreditation application to CPD’ – for all member categories!
This is your last chance to book on the IHBC’s UK-wide ‘Council+’ forum , which is open to members across all categories, to take place from 12 noon to c.4.30 on 2 May in central London, focussing on how we … Continue reading
London Branch MATE accreditation support event: 15 May – ‘for free and for you’, so book before 8 May!
The next IHBC London Branch MATE (Membership Application Training Event) session is on 15 May from 5.30 – 8.30 pm at Lichfields, Regent’s Wharf, Kings Cross (approximately 10 mins walk from Kings Cross Station). If you want a little guidance … Continue reading
IHBC’s HESPR pick from £125K+ costed work this week: Watford BC seeks cemetery’s Heritage Assessment, closing 20/05, value £10-25k
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 Watford Borough Council … Continue reading
IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Brechin Cathedral mercy mission for Syria renews calls to save historic building from closing
The Courier has highlighted how a Syrian mercy mission has prompted renewed calls to save Brechin Cathedral – ‘to celebrate its 800th anniversary in 2020 [with] the oldest part… the Pictish round tower which is about 1,000 years old’ – … Continue reading
MSPs should think again about the massive financial implications of the Planning Bill currently making its way through the Scottish Parliament, the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Scotland has warned.
A £3 million fund to improve village halls and better connect rural communities across the country has been launched by the government, with funding to support around a hundred local building projects to help rural communities ‘better connect’. image: Open … Continue reading
Disabled rail passengers across Britain will benefit from better access at stations thanks to a £300 million government investment and newly accessible stations will open up routes across the country. image: Open Government Licence v3.0
Plans to develop one of the world’s biggest planetariums in Wales – transforming the site of the iconic former Tower Colliery in the South Wales Valleys – received support from pioneers including The Eden Project’s Sir Tim Smith.
If you are thinking of applying to National Lottery Community Fund to develop a local building or asset in Scotland then it is time to talk to them as they have set a deadline for closure and final applications of … Continue reading
APPG for Civic Societies meeting on England’s ‘Building Better’ Review: The community perspective – 7 May, now booking
The Government has set up the ‘Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission’, to improve the quality of new housing design in England, so Civic Voice has set the next All Parliamentary Party Group (APPG) for Civic Societies, to be held on … Continue reading
PDR for office conversions in England under review as Harlow MP describes office block re-housing as ‘social cleansing’
The government is reviewing its policy of allowing the conversion of offices into homes without planning permission (or permitted development rights: PDR) as Communities Secretary James Brokenshire said he would be looking ‘at where the burden lies’ with regards to … Continue reading
Britain’s housing crisis is to be the subject of a major new Commission launched by Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. image: Church of England website
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