Daily Archives: 06/08/2019

IHBC’s observations on a Scots case: Couple refused bigger windows intended to allow husband to fit in bedroom

A North Berwick couple who appealed a ban on putting bigger windows in their cottage so that, they argued, the husband could fit in the bedroom, has lost its case, and the IHBC has advice for those planning change to … Continue reading

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Another IHBC ‘Sample a weekly HESPR alert’ opportunity! See how IHBC can work for you at the ‘quality end of… commercial conservation’

Once again IHBC members can sample one of our weekly news ‘Alerts’ for members of the institute’s conservation services quality assurance scheme HESPR–Historic Environment Service Provider Recognition – and get a real sense of the benefits of HESPR membership, both … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: High Court tosses out Wildlife Trust concerns over Oxford-Cambridge Expressway route

The High Court has thrown out a legal bid to save wildlife along the route of the new Oxford to Cambridge Expressway, as the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) had argued against the chosen route of the line, … Continue reading

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IHBC ‘CPD Boost’, out of Context: How do you equip historic buildings to deal with an increasingly harsh climate? See the Scottish Highlands and Islands Context for some new ideas…

The technical complexities of repair and conservation of traditional buildings are an issue which many IHBC members are familiar with, Jessica Hunnisset invites us to consider how to retain the character and authenticity of historic properties whilst ensuring that they … Continue reading

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IHBC ‘CPD Boost’, out of Context: Reinventing a heritage hub for the Hebrides… as a case study

Lews Castle on the Hebridean island of Lewis has associations with the industrialist, colonialist, politician and philanthropist William Hesketh Lever, 1st Viscount Leverhulme (most famous for creating Lever Brothers and founding the model industrial village of Port Sunlight), in the … Continue reading

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RIBA opens the RIBA International Awards for 2020

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) global architecture awards are now open, with the Call for Entries closing on 31 October 2019. image: RIBA website

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Office for National Statistics announces SOC Extension Engagement Opportunity, closing 30/09

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has announced an extension of the opportunity to add more detail to the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC), which now closes on 30 September. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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Arts Council England consultation on draft strategy 2020-2030, closes 23/09

The Arts Council England is currently developing a new strategy for 2020-2030, which will shape their approach over the next ten years, and the online consultation open until 23 September.

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New guidance on the compulsory purchase process and the Crichel Down Rules

Guidance on the compulsory purchase and the Crichel Down Rules for the disposal of surplus land acquired by, or under the threat of, compulsion was updated by Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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BBC on Wales in history: ‘Industrial heritage stories from five key sites’

BBC News has explored how – from Blaenavon ironworks to Pontcysyllte aqueduct – Wales is famous for its industrial heritage. image: Hafod Morfa Copperworks website

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IHBC’s IMHO feature: Opinion Piece: ‘Design can’t solve all our problems, so stop pretending it can’

Designers may not be able to save the world by themselves, but they must help avert societal problems and the looming climate crisis, says Christine Murray in an opinion piece from Dezeen.

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