Daily Archives: 16/04/2019

IHBC offers sympathies to Paris – and Europe and beyond – on Notre Dame fire, as scale of damage continues under review

With the assessment of the scale of the fire damage to Notre Dame and its causes still ongoing, the IHBC offers its sympathies to the people of France, to Europe and to the world.

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IHBC responds to HE guidance on terraced housing

The IHBC has responded to a consultation on Historic England’s (HE) ‘Conserving Georgian and Victorian terraced housing: A guide to managing change’, welcoming the guidance but offering advice on what more could be included and how it could be improved. image: Joanna … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (union) doorstep’: Dudley council to undertake Unite’s pioneering construction charter

Dudley Council is to become the latest local council in the West Midlands to use its influence to support local construction workers by signing up to Unite’s construction charter, a pioneering agreement to ensure that working conditions and building standards … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (engineering) doorstep’: HE’s new guidance on piling reported to engineers

Ground Engineering News has updated readers on Historic England’s (HE) publication of its guidance on piling.

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Sheffield councillors decline to determine planning application before consultation concluded

Sheffield councillors refused to make a decision on a planning application after finding out the public consultation hadn’t yet finished.

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Big Ben’s iconic clock face restored to original blue colour

Big Ben’s famous clock face has been unveiled in its new blue colour following more than a year of restoration.

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Ornate Victorian pool found beneath fishpond in Wales

A Victorian ‘pool’ structure hidden within the fishpond of Ham Manor in Llantwit Major, Wales was discovered during a restoration of the gardens.

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More school trips are needed to inspire a passion for heritage

Research carried out on behalf of insurer Ecclesiastical shows that millions of young people never visit museums, galleries or theatres. image: News Ecclesiastical 

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£3.7 million to fund 5 new garden towns across the country

£3.7 to fund 5 new garden towns will provide up to 64,000 much-needed homes across England. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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HE consults on advice note on ‘Statements of Heritage Significance’: Closing 10 May

Historic England (HE) is in consultation on an Advice Note on Statements of Significance, to help advise on ways to satisfy the requirement in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) for applicants for heritage-related consents to provide information on heritage … Continue reading

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Heritage Alliance receives Resilience Funding

The Heritage Alliance (THA), the umbrella body for the heritage sector in England, has been awarded a two year resilient heritage grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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IHBC’s ‘IMHO’ spotlight on ‘Heritage and Access in C21’: Dame Caroline Spelman on making Parliament fit for the 21st century

Parliament’s Restoration and Renewal presents an ideal opportunity to improve disability access and provide essential educational facilities, Dame Caroline Spelman has argued. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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