Daily Archives: 01/11/2019

HE’s Advice Note on ‘Statements of Heritage Significance’ now out, but maintains ambiguity over practice standards

Historic England (HE) has issued its new Advice Note on ‘Statements of Heritage Significance’ (HEAN 12), and though it contains useful advice, uncertainties continue with regard to interfaces with government’s planning guidance in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) as … Continue reading

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IHBC commends SLCT/HE ‘Connecting People and Places’ project outcomes

The IHBC’s Chair David McDonald has welcomed the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust (SLCT) project ‘Connecting People and Places’, funded by Historic England, celebrating Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) influence on the built environment, as five stories from their research … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £900K+ costed opportunities this week: Gallery opportunity in sensitive historic setting, valued £200K, closing 22/11

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services working to the IHBC’s standards – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and the IHBC Director’s top pick this week … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’:  Demolition starts on a Stoke GII* listed potbank – Motorists beware!

Work is to start on demolishing part of a Grade-II* (GII*) listed Stoke-on-Trent potbank at risk of collapse, The Stoke Sentinel warns motorists.

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IHBC’s CPD boost… out of Context: On Project Management and a case study in ‘Hidden treasures – Open Treasures’!

If you are developing a conservation project that aims to carry out physical works, but retain the function and allow visitor access, then the Louise Priestman’s article in the themed Context issue on Building Services will be of special interest: … Continue reading

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BSI’s new global standard (BS EN ISO 14090) update: Helping engineering organisations organisations adapt to climate change. 

In July 2019, BSI published a new global standard (BS EN ISO 14090) to help organisations adapt to climate change, and Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) has posted thoughts from civil engineer John Dora, who led the international drafting committee and … Continue reading

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Scotland’s islands: Proposed national plan

Scotland’s new proposed National Islands Plan sets a direction of travel for the Scottish Government and provides a framework for action in order to meaningfully improve outcomes for island communities.

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MOJ selling GII Reading Gaol: Offers close 6/12/19

The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) selling the 3.49 hectare site of Reading Prison following the gaol’s closure in 2013, creating the ‘freehold development opportunity’ in line with a  2015 policy to sell redundant prisons to raise funds for new prisons, … Continue reading

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Counting church visitor numbers goes digital with the National Churches Trust

The National Churches Trust has launched the ‘Great Visitor Count’, a research project which will see 40 digital counters installed at parish churches and chapels in England and Wales. image: for illustration purposes only by Peter Badcock

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New research: Adoption of Scottish planning policy in LDPs – From sustainability & town centres to rural development, the HE and more

New research has been published that looks at how effective Scottish planning policy has been in influencing local development planning and decision making in local development plans (LDPs), with topics covering Sustainability, Placemaking, Promoting Town Centres, Rural Development, Valuing the … Continue reading

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IHBC IMHO signpost: Sadie Morgan on quality, quantity and the Doolan prize – ‘Let’s set the standard for the industry!’

An opinion piece by Sadie Morgan – co-founding director of dRMM architects and the HS2 independent design panel chair – entitled ‘Good design has a positive effect on the lives of people. We need to collaborate to improve our built … Continue reading

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