Daily Archives: 14/06/2019

IHBC congratulates Malcolm Airs on OBE appointment: Your institute’s past president, past chair, and much more

The IHBC has congratulated Malcolm Airs – Past President and past Chair of the IHBC and emeritus professor of conservation and the historic environment at Kellogg College, University of Oxford, as well as contributor  to the most recent edition of … Continue reading

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IHBC’s Green panel convenor highlights new consultation on Private Rented Sector regulations for England and Wales

John Preston, IHBC Green Panel convenor, has highlighted to members the coming consultation on the ‘Trajectory for the Private Rented Sector’ regulations in England and Wales, in particular the imminent discussion of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) and other issues at … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘HESPR’ pick from £1.4M+ costed opportunities this week: Anglesey Column Trust (ACT) seeks service provider for Marquess of Anglesey’s Column, closing 3/07, value £800K

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 the Anglesey Column … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (2019 School) doorstep’: Dramatic pictures show huge structure lifted onto roof of Nottingham’s ‘most secret’ building

Dramatic pictures show the moment a huge temporary framework was added to one of Nottingham’s most beautiful historic buildings, Bromley House – the city’s oldest subscription library – all in the dead of the night, reports Nottinghamshire Live.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (Vic Soc’s Yorkshire) doorstep’:  Society ‘deeply concerned’ by review of Sheffield’s 38 conservation areas

The Yorkshire Post has reported on how the Victorian Society has accused Sheffield Council of showing ‘disregard’ for conservation areas in the city’, which it says is evidenced by a plethora of tower schemes in or next to conservation areas … Continue reading

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Manchester tops land use table to develop over a third of its green belt

Manchester has become the first city in England to develop more than a third of its Green Belt, analysis of new figures by modular homes developer Project Etopia reveals, Planning, BIM & Construction Today (pbctoday) reveals.

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Wales’ Local Planning Authorities lack resilience to deliver long-term improvements, says Auditor General

Planning services in Wales are struggling to manage a complex system in the face of insufficient capacity and reducing resources according to a new report by the Auditor General for Wales.

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Government accused of trying to ‘rig’ public consultation on Westminster Holocaust Memorial plans

The Government has been accused of trying to ‘rig’ the public consultation on plans to build a Holocaust memorial Centre in Westminster, after a private company – hired to help ‘public engagement’ – oversaw a sudden huge surge in supportive … Continue reading

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NCT urges churches to participate in High Streets HAZs scheme

Churches are being urged by the National Churches Trust (NCT) to take part in new Heritage Action Zones (HAZs) scheme to help historic high streets. image: Ledbury by Joanna Theobald

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Homeowners spent £12,374 on home improvements in 2018, says Sainsbury’s Bank

Over the last five years Sainsbury’s Bank Personal Loans has seen 30% of its personal loans taken out to fund home improvements, and while the volume of loans taken out for this purpose has remained fairly steady since 2014, the … Continue reading

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‘Permitted development’ undermines local planning, council chiefs say

Local authority leaders have criticised the Government’s decision to allow homeowners and businesses to extend their properties without going through local planning departments. image: Open Government Licence v 3.0

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Victorian Society kick starts ‘Top 10 Most Endangered Buildings Campaign’, for England and Wales

Nominations for our annual Top 10 Most Endangered Buildings campaign are now open, as the Victorian Society asks residents in England and Wales to nominate threatened Victorian buildings for their Top 10 Endangered Buildings of 2019 list.

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Queen’s former Malta home Villa Guardamangia on sale

The Queen’s former Malta home, Villa Guardamangia, has been put up for sale for nearly €6m (£5.3m), reports the BBC.

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