Daily Archives: 08/11/2019

Heritage Collective welcomed by IHBC as Brighton’s 2020 School ‘Principal Sponsor’: More looking ahead to ‘OLD TOWNS : NEW FUTURES’ with #IHBCBrighton2020!

The Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) is delighted to announce Heritage Collective as the Principal Sponsor for the institute’s 2020 Annual School in Brighton, on 18-20 June 2020, as we explore ‘OLD TOWNS : NEW FUTURES’.

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More looking ahead to #IHBCBrighton2020 and ‘OLD TOWNS : NEW FUTURES’: High Streets emergency declared by DCN – New retail planning applications halve in five years

Struggling high streets face a fight for survival after new analysis by the District Councils Network (DCN) found that the number of planning applications for new retail units has almost halved in five years. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £795K+ costed opportunities this week: BPT seeks team to transform church into community centre of environmental awareness, valued £555K, closing 25/11

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’: Melton’s controversial ‘cheese wedge’ homes plan given go-ahead despite local objections

Controversial plans for 100 new homes in Melton, dubbed as the ‘cheese wedges’ by opponents, have been approved, reports The Ipswich Star.

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IHBC’s foresight in Context: Ireland’s Built and Archaeological Heritage sectoral ‘Climate Change Adaptation Plans’ out – will feature in future ‘Ireland’ issue

The Irish Government has published the first progress report on the Climate Action Plan, ‘the government’s plan to secure a cleaner, more sustainable, healthier Ireland for future generations,’ which includes sectoral adaptation plans, while the Built & Archaeological Heritage sectoral … Continue reading

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‘Pocket Parks’ funding update: Invitations for communities to transform unloved, neglected or derelict areas into new green spaces in England

Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has launched invitations to community-led organisations, in partnership with local authorities, to apply for funding to create new pocket parks and refurbish existing parks in England. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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Dame Judith Hackitt named as government adviser on the new Building Safety Regulator

Dame Judith Hackitt will provide independent advice to the government on how best to establish the powerful new Building Safety Regulator. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government : On ‘building good lives’ with design codes… and the new heritage conservation programme!

Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick’s, speech at Policy Exchange and Create Streets on 23 October asked, among other things, ‘how [to] create places where people can actually build good lives?’, while reporting on the first National Design Code and the new … Continue reading

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Applications now open for the Sustainability Scholarship for 2020: Closing 29/11

The Worshipful Company of Constructors, Chartered Institute of Building and the University College of Estate Management are inviting applications for the Sustainability Scholarship for 2020, with successful applicants to receive £3000, support and mentoring from experts, and closing 29 November. … Continue reading

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Government investment backs museums of the future: Treasures in our homes – ‘digital-wise’

Britain’s cultural treasures could be made accessible from our homes, schools and public libraries thanks to a £19 million government investment. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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Applications now open for the Sir Ian Dixon Scholarship for 2020, closing 29/11

The Sir Ian Dixon Scholarship to enable companies to develop the potential of their staff through an open research programme now invites applications for the 2020 Scholarship, which closes on 29 November. image CIOB website

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Homage to Italian Job film, 50 years on, celebrating its half century this year

Local firm Gruppo Building has helped out with an art project which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the film, The Italian Job.

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