Daily Archives: 02/08/2019

See – or reprise – Nottingham’s ‘Keynote Speaker’ on video: Prof Zaki’s global take on ‘Heritage, risk and resilience’

The IHBC welcomed Prof. Zaki Aslan as the keynote Day School speaker at its 2019 Annual School – the lead event in the calendar of the UK’s built and historic environment conservation specialists – and now everyone can see his … Continue reading

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IHBC welcomes post-NPPF guidance update on planning’s four ‘heritage interests’: Archaeological, Architectural and artistic, and Historic

The IHBC has welcomed formally the Government’s update of its Historic Environment (HE) guidance, issued following earlier revisions to England’s National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), in particular the further  clarification of the four interests that make up ‘heritage interest’:  Archaeological, … Continue reading

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Check out Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust’s award winning work, out of Context and now via DBW’s 10,000+ user network and 10M user online resource

Angel Award winning Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust (GYPT) has had its work featured in IHBC’s Context – with a piece authored by IHBC member Darren Barker, on ‘Skills in partnership’- and now Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW), IHBC’s partner in our … Continue reading

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Members with benefits, courtesy IHBC again: Free copies of PLACE Alliance’s ‘Place Value & the Ladder of Place Quality’

At its Big Meet 9, PLACE Alliance – the link body for place-based professional and interests – launched a guide for decision making about the built environment, ‘Place Value & the Ladder of Place Quality’, and  now the IHBC is … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £1M+ of opportunities this week: Consultants sought for Smithfield transformation into ‘exceptional civic space’, closing 22/08, valued £400K

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 City of London … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘CPD Prompt’, out of Context: Balancing heritage, tourism and economic development, while ‘taking the breath away’!

In a recent issue of IHBC’s Context – on the Scottish Highlands and Islands – Cliff Hague, past President of  the RTPI, explains how there are few places in the world that better encompass the challenges of conservation than northern … Continue reading

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VAT cash-flow crisis looming for construction

Thousands of construction companies are facing a 20% drop in cash flow when VAT changes come into force in October.

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£100million National Lottery Climate Action Fund launched for communities across the UK

The National Lottery Community Fund has launched a new £100 million Climate Action Fund that will enable people and communities to take the lead in tackling the climate emergency.

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Toolkit for LGBT venues launched at City Hall

Planning Out, in association with FieldFisher and BECG, launched an LGBT+ Placemaking Toolkit to support the protection and development of LGBT+ spaces and places.

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Scotland’s improved energy efficiency standards is reducing bills

Scottish Government is highlighting how income households in Scotland are saving on their fuel bills as a result of improved energy efficiency measures in their homes.

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Design Thinking Guide on church changes: ‘How to think about changes in historic places of worship’

A Design Thinking Guide has been developed on behalf of the Empowering Design Practices research project – a five-year collaborative research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council – exploring how community-led design can help empower those who … Continue reading

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Place Alliance: Report on Councillors’ attitudes towards residential design

Place Alliance has recently published a report which summarises views from a national survey of local councillors in England on their approach to the design of new residential development, including that ‘Design quality is undervalued by councils, but makes development … Continue reading

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Looking ahead to #IHBCBrighton2020: Multi-million fund to revitalise country’s high streets… an update from GOV.UK!

Over 50 areas across the country are going through to the second phase of a multi-million fund that will transform their high streets. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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