Monthly Archives: July 2019

Now online: IHBC’s Nottingham School video introduction to our practitioners’ ToolBox, by Policy Chair Roy Lewis

The first IHBC ‘Spotlight’ in the 3019 Nottingham school was a video session exploring the diverse applications of the IHBC’s ToolBox resource, the essential but accessible interface to the contents of IHBC’s c.30,000+ web pages, introduced in 5 minutes by … Continue reading

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Don’t forget: IHBC’s HESPR-linked service promotion is now even more accessible to clients that use our map-based search

IHBC members, colleagues and client bodies can now find the office locations of HESPR members – IHBC’s Historic Environment Service Provider Recognition (HESPR) scheme – using our new map-based facility. 

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Looking ahead to #IHBCBrighton2020: Great British High Street Awards 2019 – Judges revealed

Judges have been announced to select winners of the Great British High Street Awards 2019 from a shortlist of 40 finalists. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Durham CC to spend £1.1M backing the revamp of historic Pitman’s Parliament

Chronicle live  has reported on how the local Grade-II listed Durham Miners’ Hall, known as Redhills, is both a local and national heritage treasure, as Durham County Council (CC) is to spend £1.1 million on backing the revamp of this … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD Boost: Virtual reality building – ‘Is VR the future of construction’?

Pbctoday has offered one take on how virtual reality (VR) might be used in the construction industry, and how it could become even more useful in the future.

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HOLD THE DATE for COTAC’s 60th Anniversary Conference: 6-7 November, Stirling, on the ‘Future of heritage conservation – tools and technologies’

COTAC will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a unique review of the ‘Future of heritage conservation’, looking at ‘Sourcing a Digital Norm for Learning and Training: Tools and Technologies’

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NT 10 year strategy includes help for ‘Urban Places’ outside its ownership

The National Trust (NT) 10-year strategy outlines how it will help look after special places sitting outside its ownership, and the ‘Urban Places Programme’ has been established to help others secure their local greenspaces and heritage. image: Plymouth – Seán … Continue reading

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Category A-listed Cardross seminary to be left to ‘decay’

The future of one of Scotland’s most important buildings St Peter’s Seminary in Cardross, a category A listed building is in doubt after a bid to have it taken into state care was refused. image: HES website

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HE seeks views on training needs: Closing 30/09

Historic England (HE) is inviting views from sector colleagues on the sort of training it should deliver, with a survey closing on September 30.

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England’s Built environment sector deal: opening formal negotiations with the sector

A letter from MHCLG and BEIS to the Built Environment Sector Deal Champion, confirms that the government will open formal negotiations on a Built Environment Sector Deal. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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N Somerset seeks opinion on shopfront design guide: open till 12/08

Local businesses, town councils and developers in North Somerset (N Somerset) are invited to give their views on a proposed shopfront design guide. image: North Somerset Council website

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Project to use space technology to protect Scotland’s historic environment takes off

A new partnership to harness space and satellite technology to protect Scotland’s historic sites from climate change has been launched.

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Policy Exchange on ‘Building Beautiful Places: How planning policy can incentivise the building of places not just homes’

UK ‘think tank’ Policy Exchange has published a new report entitled ‘Building Beautiful Places: How planning policy can incentivise the building of places not just homes’.

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LAST CHANCE (almost)! IHBC’s 2019 Gus Astley Student Award closes Wednesday (31/07)! Submit your heritage/development coursework for possible £500 cash and free Brighton 2020 School

Don’t miss the deadline – submit your heritage-development coursework for a chance to receive £500 in cash plus a free place at next year’s IHBC Annual School – #IHBCBrighton2020. See below for full details: IHBC’s 2019 Gus Astley Student Award: … Continue reading

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IHBC consultation response to Welsh Government on ‘Easy access to listed buildings in Wales’

The IHBC has submitted its response to the consultation draft from Welsh Government  updating its guidance on access to listed buildings in Wales.

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £370K+ costed opportunities this week: Architectural services for conversion of GII St Mary’s Church, Bangor, for theatre support, closing 27/08, valued £150K

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 Cyngor Gwynedd Council … Continue reading

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Heritage from the doorstep: North London Sainsbury’s becomes first supermarket building to get listed status

A branch of Sainsbury’s on Camden Road in north London has become the first purpose-built supermarket to be given listed status, as featured in The Leigh Journal among many other publications.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Heritage features ‘destroyed’ during homes revamp on Neave Brown estate – under HPA??

The Camden New Journal has highlighted how Neave Brown-designed kitchen workstations in the historic Alexandra and Ainsworth council estate, listed Grade II* since 1993, have been sledgehammered during refurbishment works, while the council has been reported as saying that the … Continue reading

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Enfield listed building found partly knocked down

A listed building that was sold by the council seven years ago has been partly knocked down without permission.

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HES survey on how historic sites and heritage places affect wellbeing: Closing 25 August

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has launched a major survey about how historic sites and heritage places affect our wellbeing. image: Fiona Newton

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Heritage ‘conservation’ and ‘enhancement’ re-takes in England: MHCLG’s NPPF-linked guidance updates

Following revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework, England’s Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) has updated its heritage advice, including areas covered in the IHBC’s joint Conservation Professional Practice Principles’. 

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Revised NPPF-compliant Planning practice guidance updates: In summary

Planning practice guidance relevant to England’s revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) has had recent updates posted online. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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Scruton reappointed to Building Beautiful Commission

Roger Scruton has rejoined the government’s Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission (BBBBC) three months after being sacked from his unpaid role as its chair by housing secretary James Brokenshire. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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Tulip tower: Mayor rejects plans for London skyscraper

London’s Mayor has advised planners to reject proposals for a new skyscraper the 1,000ft(305m) Tulip Tower proposed for Bury Street beside the Gherkin Tower which was approved in April by the City of London Corporation(CLC).

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Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission publishes interim report

The ‘Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission’ (BBBBC) has published its interim report, which call for ‘places, not just homes’ and the transformation of retail parks into thriving communities. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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