Daily Archives: 04/06/2019

IHBC’s CPD support for 2019 Nottingham School: Top notch content supported by analytics, guidance, certification and much more!

With Continuing Professional Development (CPD) a mandatory duty for all accredited IHBC members (i.e. Full and Associate) and recommended for Affiliates (i.e non-accredited), the 2019 Annual School in Nottingham (4-6 July) on ‘Heritage, Risk & Resilience’, offers some of the … Continue reading

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IHBC responds to HE consultation draft guidance on ‘Conserving Georgian and Victorian terraced housing’

The IHBC has submitted its response to the recent Historic England (HE) consultation on its draft guidance document: ‘Conserving Georgian and Victorian terraced housing: A guide to managing change’.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Kidderminster Shuttle’s plaudits for Malvern Quaker Meeting House GII listing

The Kidderminster Shuttle is celebrating the news that the Quaker Meeting House in Malvern’s Orchard Road – close to the town centre and designed by J R Armstrong – has been listed Grade II (GII) by Historic England. image: heritage.quaker.org.uk

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from (Westminster’s) doorstep’: The reactionaries are wrong on Parliament’s R&R – it’s good news says The House!

To counter some of the opinion expressed in the mainstream media that challenge the proposed plans for decant and renewal of the Houses of Parliament, journalist Tony Grew has written in favour of Restoration and Renewal (R&R) in The House. … Continue reading

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London could be a forest of derelict residential towers, warns ex-planning chief

Peter Rees, former chief planning officer for the City of London, warns massive refurbishment costs could lead to empty buildings across the cityscape.

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HES published ‘Guidance on… Conservation Areas’ in Scotland

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has published interim Guidance on Designation of Conservation Areas and Conservation Area Consent.

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Whitehall ‘unwilling’ to help the high street, select committee says

The Government is ‘unwilling’ to give high streets a ‘fighting chance’ in the battle with online retailers, a select committee has concluded, as a report published by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) in February concluded that … Continue reading

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RTPI announces new Chair of Board of Trustees: Sue Bridge

The RTPI has announced that current Vice-Chair Sue Bridge FRTPI has been elected as the new Chair of RTPI’s Board of Trustees. image: RTPI

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The National Lottery Heritage Fund releases its first batch of Open Data

The Open Data movement – data that can be freely used, shared and built-on by anyone, anywhere, for any purpose – is growing, and more and more government departments, charities and funders are signing up to it, including The National … Continue reading

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Councils should ‘invest to save’, by supporting local regeneration schemes

Local authorities should support community-based neighbourhood regeneration approaches to help bring empty homes back into use, the campaign group Action on Empty Homes’s argues in its report, entitled ‘Community action on empty homes’. image: LocalGov

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ESPON publishes policy report on adapting cities for ageing

The European population is ageing rapidly, and this is particularly evident in the cities. According to Eurostat, the number of people aged 65 and over will almost double from 17% to 30% by 2060, and those aged 80 and over … Continue reading

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Apprenticeship system ‘failing’ to make progress, MPs warn

Local government leaders have backed sharp criticism by MPs of the current apprenticeship system. image: LocalGov

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Cadw to open its monuments across the month of September for Open Doors 2019

Cadw’s much-loved historic attractions are expected to welcome thousands of visitors during September 2019 as part of Open Doors — the largest heritage festival in Wales.

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