Daily Archives: 18/05/2019

New IHBC Yearbook web resource launched: ‘Look back with pride (and perspective)… to IHBC 2007 and after’

The IHBC has extended its free web support for members and historic environment stakeholders with new online access to feature articles and officer updates from the IHBC’s annual report and reference, our celebrated Yearbook, so now anyone can look back … Continue reading

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Staff changes at the IHBC: Carla (Support@ihbc.org.uk) moves on now, Kate (LETS@ihbc.org.uk) after 2019 Nottingham School – backups and replacements planned

The IHBC is sad to announce that two key professional staff members are moving on to new posts and opportunities, as Carla Pianese moves on now, to a new job in the arts industry in London, and Kate Kendall will … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £2M+ costed opportunities this week: RSPB Cymru seeks team for the Lake Vyrnwy Experience Project, closing 3/06, valued at £1.2M

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 RSPB Cymru for … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Lidl car park could wipe out nationally important historic monument in Carmarthen

A nationally important historic monument, the Bulwarks in Carmarthen, has been dubbed one of the best preserved 17th century earthworks in the world, but could vanish under supermarket trolleys and cars according to a local Civic Society.

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IHBC’s ‘IMHO’ spotlight: Cliff Hague says ‘We risk losing Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens… forever’

Exploring recent development threats to central Edinburgh and its World Heritage Site – including ‘permission… to add two storeys to the top of the Waverley Market, despite the damage this will do to the dramatic views of North Bridge and … Continue reading

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Planning Inspectorate announces search for recruit 20 senior inspectors: Closing 30 May

The Planning Inspectorate has initiated a recruitment campaign to strengthen the number of decision-makers and examiners at the inspectorate, as well as to improve service for customers. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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Westminster: Legislative plans for Olympics-style body to oversee restoration works

MPs vote on proposals for Houses of Parliament refurbishment that include provision for an advisory body, as the restoration and renewal of the Palace of Westminster reaches a major milestone with introduction of the Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill. … Continue reading

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Historic Environment Scotland surveys stakeholders about ‘role in the planning system’: 6 minute survey closes 6 June

Historic Environment Scotland is surveying stakeholders to see how well they are performing their role in the planning system, with the survey to close on 6 June.

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Empty dwelling management orders hit all-time low

Applications to seize vacant properties using empty dwelling management orders (EDMOs) dropped to just six in 2018, modular smart homes provider Project Etopia has revealed. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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‘New-build homes not fire safe’, BBC investigation finds

Houses developed by Persimmon Homes and Bellway Homes have potentially dangerous fire safety issues, BBC Watchdog Live has found.

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Conservation joint research call for Analysis; Values; At Risk, and  ‘Layered conservation’ – Closing 3 September 2019

The Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage and Global Change (JPI CH) has announced a series of new funding opportunity for transnational proposals – ‘The Conservation, Protection and Use’ call – to ‘support research into strategies, methodologies and tools to … Continue reading

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Now you can get a degree in carving from City & Guilds of London Art School

Diplomas in stone carving from the City & Guilds of London Art School have been held in the highest regard by the stone industry since the 19th century, and from October they become degrees – Batchelor of Arts (BA) and … Continue reading

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Ever wondered ‘How Venice Works’, with 124 Islands, 183 Canals & 438 Bridges

The free online resource Open Culture has featured the Venice Backstage  exploration of Venice and how, when the tourists leave the city, 60,000 year-round residents stay behind, continuing their daily lives, which requires navigating an archipelago made up of 124 … Continue reading

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