Daily Archives: 06/12/2019

IHBC’s new Context out now: Learning from New Towns, in the UK and beyond

The latest issue of the IHBC’s membership journal Context is now out, themed around exploring and learning from the ‘New Towns’ movement across and beyond the UK as it takes a ‘birds-eye’ view of the conservation contexts and challenges in … Continue reading

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Serious about your career? Stay ‘in the know’ with IHBC’s ‘Jobs etc.’ review, with opportunities from Edinburgh (x2) to the New Forest, for conservation specialists, planners, archaeologists and more!

To help heritage and conservation careers and employers across the UK, the IHBC regularly updates NewsBlog readers about the diverse career opportunities posted on our ‘IHBC Jobs etc’ service, with recent offerings extending from heritage consultant roles in Scotland and … Continue reading

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More looking ahead to #IHBCBrighton2020 and ‘OLD TOWNS : NEW FUTURES’… with DCN: Districts declare high street emergency as retail applications plummet

An analysis by the District Councils’ Network (DCN) shows that the number of applications by retailers to England’s district councils have nearly halved in the past four years, contributing to the high street crisis. image: Fiona Newton

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £383K+ costed opportunities this week: National agency seeks advice on plans for intangible culture, valued £18K, closing 18/12

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 (courtroom) doorstep’: Mansfield man who demolished 19th century barn handed £1,500 penalty plus victim surcharge!

A man who demolished a 19th century building ‘at the heart of the Epperstone Conservation Area’ without seeking planning permission has been ordered to pay £1,500 by Nottingham Magistrates, as on top of a £660 fine, Lloyd was ordered to … Continue reading

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Methodology for Moisture Investigations in Traditional Buildings agreed

A ‘Methodology for Moisture Investigations in Traditional Buildings ‘ has been agreed between RICS, Historic England and the service provider PCA, a trade body, which should help reform the inspection and reporting of moisture related issues in traditional buildings and … Continue reading

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Theatres Trust: 4 new trustees sought, including ‘Planning specialist… with… a local authority context’, closing 8 January

The Theatres Trust is looking to recruit four new Trustees to join its active and engaged Board, including a ‘Planning specialist or consultant with experience or knowledge of planning within a local authority context’, closing 8 January. image: Theatres Trust

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BEFS: Digest on ‘main party manifestos’ and implications for Scotland’s historic environment

Ahead of the general election on 12 December, Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS) has read and digested the main party manifestos to provide an overview of policy commitments that would have implications for Scotland’s historic environment.

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See what parties say on Climate Change, from The Carbon Brief

The Carbon Brief – a UK-based website covering the latest developments in climate science, climate policy and energy policy – has analysed what the manifestos say on energy and climate change.

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Eastbourne fire: Claremont Hotel engulfed in flames

Eastbourne’s Grade II* Claremont Hotel has been severely damaged by fire.

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Whitechapel foundry: The Secretary Of State steps in

Robert Jenrick, the Secretary of State, has stepped in and issued a Holding Direction to Tower Hamlet Council which prevents them proceeding with approving the Whitechapel Bell Foundry planning application for change of use to a boutique hotel. image: By Mramoeba … Continue reading

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RTPI on Political manifestos

Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has read and digested the main party manifestos to enable our members to see what each party is committing to in their manifestos in relation to planning.

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IHBC’s IMHO signpost: ‘Is the way communities engage with the planning system broken?’

The Consultation Institute (TCI) reports on a planning feature from Planning Resource that explores how England’s Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) is in the middle of trying to fix the system by which citizens and communities engage … Continue reading

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