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- Don’t forget: IHBC’s great ‘FREE CPD’ opportunity: Still chances to join us at Council+, London GII* venue, 28 November, on ‘CPD…’ (Expenses paid; numbers restricted) 19/11/2019
- NT launches new ‘Guide to Heritage in Neighbourhood Plans’, by IHBC past Chair Dave Chetwyn IHBC 19/11/2019
- More looking ahead to #IHBCBrighton2020 and ‘OLD TOWNS : NEW FUTURES’, as number of shoppers on UK high street falls by 10% in seven years 19/11/2019
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (school’s) doorstep’: Rochdale schools win national heritage award 19/11/2019
- IHBC’s international ‘Opportunity Signpost’: ‘Salut Paris – Reclaiming the Urban Voids of Paris’ 19/11/2019
- Review of Scotland’s historic lighthouses for ‘Year of Coasts and Waters 2020’ 19/11/2019
- Future Homes Standard consultation: Changes to Part L and Part F of the Building Regulations for new dwellings, closes 10/01/20 19/11/2019
- AHRC funding opportunities listing 19/11/2019
- ONS: Urban green spaces raise nearby house prices by an average of £2,500 19/11/2019
- The rise of ‘facadism’ in London, from the BBC and ‘The Gentle Author’ 19/11/2019
- IHBC launches consultation on Corporate Plan 2020-25 (‘CP25’) as ‘Stage 1’ scoping: First responses sought by 1 January 15/11/2019
- IHBC President launches next IHBC Marsh Awards: ‘Your new chance to nominate ‘retired IHBC members’ and/or ‘successful learners’ for our awards’, closing 29 Feb 2020 15/11/2019
- IHBC’s great ‘FREE CPD’ opportunity: Still chances to join us at Council+, London GII* venue, 28 November, on ‘CPD for interdisciplinary practitioners’ (Expenses paid; numbers restricted) 15/11/2019
- More looking ahead to #IHBCBrighton2020 and ‘OLD TOWNS : NEW FUTURES’… as blueprint ‘Prospectus’ for 100 multi-million pound Town Deals revealed 15/11/2019
- IHBC’s HESPR pick from £100M+ costed opportunities this week: Housing Association with substantial historic legacy seeks consultants for Framework Agreement, valued £100M, closing 06/12 15/11/2019
- Possible first for Proceeds of Crime Act as couple ordered to pay £42,000 after harming Grade II listed building in Peak District NP 15/11/2019
- Historic Environment Scotland seek new Board Members: closing Friday, 6 December 2019 15/11/2019
- Great Yarmouth Winter Gardens: Repairs ordered to save listed building 15/11/2019
- Increase in construction injuries and fall in prosecutions raises concerns for long term safety 15/11/2019
- PHE report on ‘Spatial Planning for Health’ calls on build environment and health professionals to communicate more 15/11/2019
- Medieval wall collapse in Lewes 15/11/2019
- AHRC & partners ‘Being Human’ – festival of the humanities – launched 14/11 15/11/2019
- IHBC congratulates Climate Heritage Network on Edinburgh’s global launch, with IHBC’s updated ToolBox Guidance Note on ‘Retrofitting… Traditional Buildings’… part of a ‘major contribution’ 12/11/2019
- More looking ahead to ‘OLD TOWNS : NEW FUTURES’ and #IHBCBrighton2020, with warnings that towns are ‘starved of investment’ because much foreign investment goes to cities 12/11/2019
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Oxford college’s plans for accommodation concern historians 12/11/2019
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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