Daily Archives: 12/04/2019

IHBC’s newest Context out: – Featuring Scotland’s ‘Highlands and Islands’, and far beyond…

The latest issue of IHBC’s membership journal Context is now out, themed around practice issues relating to – or in parallel with –  conservation in Scotland’s ‘Highlands and Islands’, including the challenges and achievements of working in diverse rural areas, … Continue reading

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IHBC’s 2019 Nottingham School Branch host offers free pre-School evening, 7 May: ‘Contemporary challenges and solutions for protecting heritage…’

In advance of Nottingham hosting the IHBC’s 2019 Annual School on 4-6 July,  the East Midlands regional branch is hosting a special free event on ‘Contemporary challenges and solutions for protecting heritage in the East Midlands’, on Tuesday 7 May … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £1.4M+ costed work: NLHF etc. seek impact evaluation of Future Parks Accelerator (FPA) funding, closing 29/04, value £90-100k

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 a partnership between … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from Belfast’s doorstep’: Proposal to turn Clarence Chambers into new offices given the green light despite heritage and civic concerns

Newry businessman Brian McConville’s bid to redevelop the listed Clarence Chambers building in the centre of Belfast into a modern office development has won the approval of planning officials despite heritage and civic concerns.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Local concerns over ‘bridge of scrapes’ plan, from The Northern Echo

The Northern Echo has highlighted how a £500,000 plan to transform a historic bridge and make it more suitable as a busy commuter route has been recommended for approval, against specialist advice.

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Partial destruction at listed Derbyshire house, dating back to the 1600s, leads to prosecution

A married couple and a joiner have been prosecuted after destroying parts of a historic Derbyshire house dating back to the 1600s.

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Plas Mawr, Conwy – ‘Finest Elizabethan town house in Britain’ on the market

Plas Mawr, an Elizabethan town house in Conwy, is up for sale — after more than 25 years in the care of Cadw. image: Cadw website

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England’s £3.75M for nearly 200 pocket parks, to help ‘transform the nation’

Government has announced winners in a £3.75 million fund to create new pocket parks and refurbish existing parks in England. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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RTPI to Malthouse: More dead frontages would kill off high streets

Representing part of its concerns over government plans to relax permitted development rights (PDRs), The  Royal Town Planning institute (RTPI) has urged Housing and Planning Minister Kit Malthouse to drop proposals that would add homes to high streets without developers … Continue reading

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House of Commons Garden tourism inquiry launched: closing 7 May

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (DCMS) Committee of the House of Commons has launched an inquiry on garden tourism seeking written evidence on how gardens contribute to UK tourism, the economy and to our national heritage, closing 7 … Continue reading

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Norwich Anglia Square: Government calls in tower block plan

An inquiry will decide on a £250m redevelopment of a shopping complex, including 1,250 new homes, after plans were called in by the government.

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House of Lords Committee publishes report on ‘Future of seaside towns’

The Regenerating Seaside Towns Committee of the House of Lords has  published a report on the future of seaside towns, and notes that many coastal communities are in need of investment, particularly in housing, transport, education and infrastructure. image: Open … Continue reading

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HE seeks 3 commissioners: architecture, archaeology and heritage-based tourism

Historic England (HE) is looking to recruit three people to join its Commission – the group of experts that make up its governing body – seeking candidates with backgrounds in architecture, archaeology and heritage-based tourism. image: Historic England website

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CPRE poll indicates public fears for countryside and environment over Oxford-Cambridge development plan

Three-quarters (74%) of residents living on a corridor between Oxford and Cambridge believe that plans for major new development across the region will lead to damage of the local countryside and environment, according to new public polling published on 21 … Continue reading

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£60 million search begins for the next media hit after Peppa Pig, Art Attack and Desert Island Discs – Might it be ‘Conservation’?

A multimillion pound fund for UK radio and television is now open and accepting funding applications. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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