Daily Archives: 14/05/2019

IHBC’s Council+ on help from ‘MATEs’ and much more: from AGM previews to accreditation and CPD, support, scrutiny and certification

IHBC most recent Council+ (‘Council plus’) – the twice-yearly, UK-wide forum for leadership, engagement and scrutiny open to all IHBC member categories – was held in London on 2 May, offering a unique opportunity for the c.40 delegates to get … Continue reading

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Historic buildings on fire – Fisons Victorian factory near Ipswich destroyed, yet another sad prompt on the IHBC’s 2019 Nottingham School

The former Fisons warehouse in Bramford, near Ipswich, was the victim on another fire affecting our heritage. Listed Grade II and dating back to 1858 the building was destroyed by a fire thought to be arson.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: 14 Coventry historical sites ‘at risk of neglect, decay or vandalism’, newest is Holy Trinity Church

Coventry Live has reported on how fourteen of Coventry’s most treasured historical sites are at risk of neglect, decay or vandalism, according to the latest Historic England At Risk Register, with the newest being Holy Trinity Church in the city … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Plans submitted for demolition of meeting hall attached to GII Friends Meeting House

The Hertfordshire Mercury has reported on plans that have been submitted for the demolition of the meeting hall attached to the Grade II (GII) listed Friends Meeting House in Hoddesdon.

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IHBC’s ‘CPD Boost’ following the Stone Show, from The Stonespecialist: ‘Housebuilding and increasing the role of stone’

Low carbon, low maintenance, sustainable stone has a lot to offer housing, and with the government committed to adding 300,000 homes a year to the UK’s housing stock by the mid-2020s, there are opportunities for many sectors of the stone … Continue reading

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MSPs urged to drop Planning Bill’s extra duties

RTPI Scotland is warning MSPs that the Planning (Scotland) Bill may be unworkable as it stands, ahead of the Bill’s stage 3 debate, given the number of unfunded additional duties it currently contains.

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Civic Voice: Member survey stats show communities want conversation on building homes to move towards ‘collaboration’, away from current ‘confrontation’

In response to Civic Voice’s own online Building Better survey, England’s link body for civic trusts and the like has argued that we need to move the conversation about building homes away from confrontation, into one of collaboration: 86% of … Continue reading

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Public Accounts Committee opens planning and housing inquiry

The Public Accounts Committee of the UK Parliament has opened an enquiry into planning and the broken housing market. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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Ecclesiastical launches £1m fund for charities

Specialist insurer Ecclesiastical has opened a £1m fund for charities called Movement for Good.

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Joint drive to combat heritage crime in Scotland

A new partnership has been launched to tackle heritage crimes in Scotland. image: Heritage Environment Scotland

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Debris drops on to street after scaffolding collapse near new police HQ site on Grosvenor Street, Everton

Parts of a building due to be cleared to make way for the new £45million Merseyside Police HQ collapsed into the street and scaffolding and debris from Grosvenor House, on Grosvenor Street behind St Anne Street Police Station, Everton, was … Continue reading

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Highways England pours £4 million into canal restoration scheme

A mile-long stretch of canal in Gloucestershire that disappeared more than half a century ago is a step closer to being restored, thanks to £4 million of funding from Highways England. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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The Medieval City Plan Generator: A Fun Way to Create Your Own Imaginary Medieval Cities

Open Culture has introduced readers to ‘The Medieval City Plan Generator’: A Fun Way to Create Your Own Imaginary Medieval Cities, and application that generates a random medieval city layout of a requested size.

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