Daily Archives: 13/08/2019

IHBC welcomes HE’s update on post-NPPF revision heritage guidance – and adds some further thoughts…

The IHBC has warmly welcomed the new Historic England (HE) briefing on the government’s post-NPPF revision guidance on built and historic environment and conservation planning, while adding some further points also worthy of note.

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Edinburgh’s Climate Heritage Network Global Launch, 24-25 October: With IHBC in attendance

The Climate Heritage Network Global Launch in Edinburgh is a two-day programme (24-25 October) devoted to urgently mobilizing the cultural heritage sector for climate action in Europe and across the globe, which will have the IHBC in attendance.

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IHBC’s ‘CPD boost’, out of Context: Doing architectural research – pleasures and perils

The recent Context – on the Scottish Highlands and Islands offers distinct takes on architectural research in rural areas north and south of the Scottish borders, with insights from each that can promote critical reflections – personal and collective – … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘CPD boost’: CIC’s ‘Model Mediation Agreement and Procedure’ for construction and engineering disputes

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) has published the CIC Model Mediation Agreement and Procedure (CIC MMAP), a model agreement and procedure to assist parties compromise a construction and engineering dispute using mediation.

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Demolition bid lodged for 153-year-old building in Jedburgh

The BBC has reported on a prominent town centre building in Jedburgh, in the Scottish Borders, that may have to be demolished because it is crumbling.

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Applications for Churchill Fellowships open until 17 September

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (WCMT) has announced that applications for Churchill Fellowships – a unique opportunity open to all UK adult citizens – are open until 17 September.

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Essex CC u-turn on closing libraries after consultation receives thousands of responses

Following a public consultation that ‘revealed the strength of feeling towards library services’ – through months of protests involving hundreds of residents and the support of big names including David Walliams and Jacqueline Wilson – Essex County Council (ECC) has … Continue reading

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Anger at Watford planning law allowing ‘oppressive’ small flats

A mayor has called for a change in planning law after proposals to convert an industrial unit into 15 small ‘oppressive’ flats got the go-ahead.

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Rising price of heritage materials increases rebuild and repair costs of traditional properties by 3.4%

Ecclesiastical’s heritage Building Cost Index rose by 1.2% in the first quarter of 2019 compared to the previous quarter, and by 3.4% year on year.

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AHRC GCRF Urgency Grants pilot scheme open

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Urgency Grants pilot scheme is open until 31 October 2020, with ‘Applications for full economic costs up to £150,000 for a period of up to 12 months may … Continue reading

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SPAB highlights potential impact of legislating for folic acid in flour

The Government has been considering whether to make it law that all flour should have folic acid added to it, with public consultation ending on 9 September, but if the proposals are adopted, SPAB argues that this could prohibit any … Continue reading

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