IHBC welcomes 2019 School speakers, on ‘Floods and flooding’: James Innerdale (interventions) & Helen Brownlie (case studies)

flyerThe IHBC has announced two speakers for the ‘flooding’ section of the 2019 Day School ‘Heritage, Risk & Resilience: confronting conservation calamities’ in Nottingham on Friday 5 July: James Innerdale, on sensitive intervention for flood resilience, & Helen Brownlie, on dealing with the after effects of flood particularly in Cockermouth.

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Last chance for IHBC’s FREE CPD @ London’s Listed Property Show, Olympia, 9/10 Feb: SIGN UP IN ADVANCE for updates on Heritage Statements, Enforcement, ‘At risk’ & Policy developments.

websiteYour last chance to take advantage of a free IHBC place at the London Listed Property Show (on 9-10 February in the Olympia). Simply email events@lpoc.co.uk  giving your name, company, job role, postal address, email and phone number and IHBC Membership Number. (NB: otherwise there is an entry charge)

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IHBC Branches: Celebrate your retired members with a nomination to our Marsh Awards

IHBC Marsh AwardsIHBC Branches can celebrate retired members who volunteer their time and skills with a nomination for IHBC’s Marsh Award for Community Contribution before 28 February, with £500 and a Full School place for the winner! 

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IHBC’s HESPR top pick from £1.16M costed work this week: Tywi Gateway Trust seeks Design Team for HLF funded Abergwili education centre, closing 11/03, value £125k (min)

logoThe 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 for NewsBlog readers this week features a call from Tywi Gateway Trust for a Design Team for the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) funded Tywi Gateway Project at the Bishop’s Park, Old Bishop’s Palace, Abergwili – closing 11 March and valued at £125K.

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IHBC’s 2018 ‘Out of School CPD Boost’ in Context, No.1: ‘Negotiating Shared Heritage’

publication coverThe second session of the IHBC Annual School in Belfast looked at methods for negotiating the conference theme, ‘Our shared heritage’, recognising that negotiation is a key skill and competence for successful heritage project management.

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£20,000 fine after GII farm demolition, as judge highlights ‘public duty to ensure people don’t just ignore the listing of buildings’.

Two men will have to pay more than £20,000 after pleading guilty to demolishing a Grade II (GII) listed building in Chorley, Holt Farm, without permission, following a successful prosecution by Chorley Council in which the judge highlighted the ‘public duty to ensure people don’t just ignore the listing of buildings’.

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Planning bodies response to MHCLG PDR consultation: ‘… full and proper public consultation and engagement’ needed

logoThe Consultation Institute has updated on how planning bodies have submitted strong objections to government proposals to further relax permitted development (PD) rights – including changes to allow commercial buildings to be demolished and redeveloped as housing – with the Planning Officers’ Society arguing the move would ‘undermine the confidence of the public in the planning system’.

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Scotland’s ‘Heritage: sustainable procurement guidance’ published

logoThe Scottish Government has issued guidance for public bodies covering the purchase of products or services where negative heritage impacts may be of concern, or where there are opportunities to enhance heritage.

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Relief as UK confirms it will adopt EU standards for construction products post no-deal Brexit

Parliament website Brexit image 031117Many manufacturers looking to export to the EU may be still in limbo with the government unable to say if British standards would be recognised in the event of a no-deal Brexit, but contractors, architects and product manufacturers can breathe a sigh of relief, apparently, with the government confirming that products which are given the OK in Europe will be able to be used in the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

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Creative Europe: Council agrees its position on the programme for 2021-2027

The Council of the European Union has agreed its position (partial general approach) on the regulation establishing the Creative Europe programme for 2021-2027.

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Church lead thief ‘attacked the heritage’ of Norwich

websiteA man was caught ‘attacking the heritage’ of Norwich by stripping £4,000 of lead from the roof of a city church.

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11 years of ‘Big Data’ informs place care via ‘FixMyStreet’App! A geography of citizen reporting on neighbourhood issues in the UK

websiteA collaboration between researchers at the University of Stirling, the University of Sheffield and mySociety (a not-for-profit social enterprise) has produced a report on an attempt to understand spatial patterns of citizen reporting on local issues though mySociety’s FixMyStreet app and website over an eleven year period.

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BBC on Bauhaus & its centenary year: In pictures – The architects exiled by Nazis

buildingEstablished in 1919, in the wake of World War One, Germany’s Bauhaus art school brought a radical new approach to design and aesthetics which would eventually go on to help inform modernist architecture around the world, and in its centenary year, the BBC has looked at a selection of some of the buildings shaped by that influential school.

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FREE CPD from IHBC at the London Property Show
From heritage statements & enforcement
to ‘at risk’ & new policy
Don’t forget to sign up in advance, 9/10 Feb, Olympia

housesTake advantage of a free IHBC place at the London Listed Property Show (on 9-10 February in the Olympia). Simply email events@lpoc.co.uk  giving your name, company, job role, postal address, email and phone number and IHBC Membership Number. (NB: otherwise there is an entry charge)

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IHBC signs up to LGA, Shelter & partners letter objecting to Permitted Development Rights relaxation proposals

websiteFollowing a recent consultation on the relaxation of permitted development rights (PDR), ostensibly to facilitate housing, the IHBC has joined signatories such as Civic Voice to sign up to an open letter to the Minister, led by Shelter and the Local Government Association (LGA), highlighting how such relaxations have already ‘caused extensive problems’, and that government should ‘instead focus on delivering… homes… through the local planning process’. 

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IHBC’s 2019 Nottingham School context: BRE’s QSAND post-disaster assessment and the UN’s Sustainable Development goals

graphic and logoBRE has reported that through QSAND -(Quantifying Sustainability in the Aftermath of Natural Disasters) a self-assessment tool to promote sustainable approaches to relief, recovery and reconstruction after a natural disaster – it is contributing to help achieve several UN Sustainable Development Agenda goals in disaster-affected communities around the globe.

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Don’t forget: IHBC’s Gus Astley Student Awards 2019 open until 31 July – Win £500 and a free place on IHBC’s 2020 Brighton School… simply submit coursework online!

logoThe IHBC’s annual Gus Astley Student Award for 2019 has been launched, and, as usual, closes on 31 July, so if you have relevant coursework from any UK taught course – under-graduate or post-graduate, from 2018 OR 2019 – be sure to submit it online and on time to have a chance to receive a cash prize at the IHBC’s Annual School in Brighton in 2020.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Oldham Grade II listed mill called a ‘death trap’… to be demolished

websiteThe Oldham Times has reported on how an Oldham Grade II Listed Hartford Mill where there have been 250 emergency incidents in just three years – including arson, serious injury and a suicide – is to be demolished as councillors brand it a ‘death trap’ and reject linked stipulations by Historic England.

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IHBC CPD boost: Conservation Wiki on alternative futures for heritage

personHeritage management and conservation rarely consider how different ways of assembling, curating, caring for, and designing the future relate to one another. How could this be done? Conservation Wiki writes about a research programme, some alternative perspectives and implications.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (celebrity) doorstep’: ‘Del Boy’ Sir David Jason calls for Only Fools and Horses tower to be protected

websiteSir David Jason has said it would be a ‘shame’ if the tower block featured in Only Fools And Horses is demolished and called for the building to be protected.

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More funding to help England’s town centres and high streets

street sceneCommunities across England have been invited to bid for up to £50,000 to help business into local areas.

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Cardross is an ‘albatross around our neck’ says RCC via BBC

websiteThe BBC has reported on how the A-listed, modernist St Peter’s Seminary in Cardross has been described as an ‘albatross around our neck’ by the Roman Catholic Church (RCC), as it said it could not even give it away.

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Tulip skyscraper found to breach London Plan guidelines

websiteThe 1,000ft (305m)-high Tulip tower which has been proposed for London fails to comply with planning guidelines, the mayor has said.

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Arts Council funding directed to transforming leadership: Expressions closing noon, 7 Feb

websiteThe Art’s Council are investing £6 million in leadership development across museums, libraries and arts, with expressions of interest due by 12 noon on 7 February.

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There’s a $200 million abandoned village of Disney-like castles in Turkey!

websiteFrom far away, the Burj Al Babas could be confused for a diorama of miniature villas. The homes all look the same, their blue-grey steeples and Gothic fixtures calling to mind the castles in Disney films. When the project first began in 2014, its developer, the Sarot Group, hoped the luxury aesthetic would appeal to wealthy foreign buyers. Now its homes sit empty at the base of Turkey’s northwestern mountains.

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