Daily Archives: 11/10/2019

IHBC’s October Branch Events Update: Explore Branch CPD events across the UK, from ‘Wood is Good’ in the SO to YO’s Pevsner

A busy autumn continues to see a wide range of branch events across the UK. This month’s features include: South Branch – ‘Wood is Good’ Conference and AGM 18 Oct Yorkshire Branch – Pevsner, Yorkshire: The North Riding and AGM … Continue reading

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REMINDER STILL TIME TO JOIN US at the Scottish Listed Property Show – FREE places for members!

More free CPD member benefits for IHBC at ‘The Scottish Listed Property Show’: Free places for members, and opportunities to volunteer – Edinburgh, 26/10

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Thinking ahead to #IHBCBrighton2020 with THA’s update on September’s Heritage Chat: ‘Regeneration of Historic High Streets’

The Heritage Alliance’s (THA) has made available the summary of their September #HeritageChat  on Historic High Streets, which took place on 19 September, a theme that looks ahead to IHBC’s 2020 Brighton Annual School, on ‘Old Towns : New Futures’ … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £310K+ costed opportunities this week: national/international masterplanning/urban design practice sought for maritime heritage quarter, closing 31/10, valued at £120-160K

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 this week features a call for ‘a masterplanning/urban design practice’ of ‘national … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Breathing new life into Swindon’s historic railway buildings… with a HAZ!

The Swindon Advertiser writes has reported on how when, in 1840, Daniel Gooch as superintendent for the Great Western Railway, penned a letter to the chief engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, putting Swindon forward as the ideal location for the GWR’s … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: 10 Lincolnshire eyesores have changed over the years, thanks not least to the local Mess of the Year Award!

Lincolnshire Live has reported on how Sleaford’s Civic and District Trust came up with an innovative way to get business owners and landlords to improve their areas by naming all these sites Mess of the Year!

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Thinking ahead to IHBC’s 2020 School & #IHBCBrighton2020: The value of arts and culture in place-shaping, from the Arts Council

The Arts Council has published research into whether and how an area’s arts and cultural offer attracts individuals and businesses to settle there, looking at six different places across the country: Birmingham, Halifax, Hastings, Redruth, Southampton and Stoke-on-Trent ), whether … Continue reading

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New initiative ‘Heritage Declares’ launches climate emergency commitment; Seeks personal and corporate support

Heritage Declares, a non-affiliated group of heritage practitioners who have come together to urge the sector to react more quickly and effectively to the climate and ecological emergency, is calling for sector support for its commitments.

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HRH Prince of Wales continues Patronage of RTPI

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has announced that HRH The Prince of Wales has accepted to be Patron for a further term.

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First World War Centenary Programme: Legacy Evaluation by DCMS

An independent overarching evaluation of the 2014 and 2018 First World War Centenary Programme has been published by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). image: Evesham War Memorial – Joanna Theobald

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LGA: Climate change goals hinge on funding and powers for local areas

England’s Local Government Association (LGA) has indicated that climate change goals hinge on funding and powers for local areas as councils are best placed to respond to the public’s growing concern about this and other burning environmental issues. image: Open … Continue reading

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DEFRA’s Landscapes Review update on National Parks and AONBs

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has published  its Review to consider the next steps for National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) in England.

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Liverpool City Council buys waterfront land for £1

Liverpool City Council has bought more than 55,000 sq metres of prime waterfront land for £1, LocalGov has reported. image: LocalGov

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National Design Guide published by MHCLG

The new National Design Guide (NDG) has been published by England’s Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG), as part its ‘Planning Practice Guide’ (PPG), to illustrate ‘how well-designed places that are beautiful, enduring and successful can be achieved … Continue reading

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Exploring The Tunnel: Scotland’s secret WW2 fuel depot, on the BBC

BBC News has reported on how, beneath the hills of the Scottish Highlands, lies one of the largest underground structures ever built by man, for use during World War Two as a storage depot for fuel.

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