IHBC’s Virtual School times not convenient?  Delegate recordings support ‘CPD when suits’, explore planning for people and places, around a global pandemic (from only £15+VAT)

If you cannot make the IHBC’s 2020 Virtual School Old Towns | New Futures’… Reflections and Speculations from a Global Pandemic, on 19 June, remember that delegates still get great value (from only £15+VAT) with recordings to review for CPD when suits: see #IHBCVirtualSchool2020.

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IHBC Highlights Supreme Court (Dill) judgement on GII listing at Idlicote House, Shipston-on-Stour

A substantial contribution to case law has been made in the context of a Supreme Court judgment relating to a pair of Grade II (GII) listed lead urns on pedestals at Idlicote House, Shipston-on-Stour, also listed GII, that had been sold and exported in 2009, and the IHBC’s legal panel, led by IHBC Vice Chair Lone le Vay, is reviewing the implications in advance of a more detailed conclusions.

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IHBC welcomes BEFS’ new ‘COVID Historic Environment Response Forum’ (CHERF), chaired by Prof Ian Baxter

BEFS logo on websiteThe IHBC has welcomed the new initiative by BEFS to consolidate and lead responses to the pandemic in Scotland’s built heritage sector through its new COVID-19 Historic Environment Response Forum (CHERF), chaired by Prof Ian Baxter, a member of the IHBC’S Education Committee.

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IHBC responds to HE consultation draft Advice Note on ‘Tall Buildings’

IHBC consultations webpageThe IHBC has submitted a response to the Historic England (HE) consultation on Tall Buildings

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IHBC’s HESPR pick this week from £1.1M+ costed works: Council seeks Design Review Panel support, valued £450K, closing 23 June

logoThe 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 its members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts, and the IHBC Director’s top pick this week features a call from features a call from an council in England for a Design Review Panel service provider, closing 23 June and valued at £450K.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Protection for Hepworth studio helps shine light on Wakefield, says Pontefract… Express

A studio owned by Wakefield’s Dame Barbara Hepworth has been granted a new protected status.

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IHBC CPD boost: Mainstream commercial property values, for BPTs and other heritage property bodies, via DBW

In times of economic uncertainty, selling a commercial property can be more difficult and the summary and tips via Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) – the construction industry knowledge base and host platform for the IHBC’s own Conservation Wiki – may help owners attract a good price.

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 75: HES unveils initial findings of COVID-19 impact survey

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has published preliminary findings from its research into the impact of COVID-19 on the country’s heritage sector.

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 76: England’s Culture Secretary announces Cultural Renewal Taskforce

England’s Culture Secretary has announced representatives from the arts, cultural and sporting worlds who will join a new taskforce aimed at helping getting the country’s recreation and leisure sector up and running again.

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 77: The impact of COVID-19 on planning, from the Planning Portal

The UK had lifestyle and business operating restrictions imposed on 23 March 2020, which have had a significant impact on the planning and construction industries, as now reviewed in a  report from the Planning Portal.

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 78: Lichfields and PAS on ‘How are local authorities adapting?’

In partnership with the Planning Advisory Service (PAS), planning consultancy Lichfields has developed a ‘live tracker on how Councils are working through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond’.

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BDP’s £4bn Parliament refurbishment could be ‘ditched for quick fix’

BDP’s £4 billion refurbishment of the Houses of Parliament could be shelved in favour of a downsized scheme, media has reported.

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Lockdown light relief: The Great Exhibition Virtual Tour, from The Royal Parks

Thanks to today’s technology, the Royal Parks can now offer a virtual tour of the Crystal Palace. 

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#IHBCVirtualSchool2020 CPD Speaker Spotlight: Kris Declercq, Mayor of Roeselare, Belgium, and lead in local High Street renewal, on ‘Government’

Kris Declercq, Mayor of the city of Roeselare (Belgium), will explore the place of government in his ‘OLD TOWNS | NEW FUTURES’ IHBC 2020 School topic on 19 June, so to better understand his role School delegates can explore his inspiration and success with some pre-School CPD, both below and on the School’s Speaker web page.

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: Milan seeks designs for social distancing devices

logoThe 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, including notices gleaned from across the development sector’s publications, and the IHBC Director’s top pick this week features a call coming from Milan for designers to ‘Create Social-Distancing Devices’.

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 72: Coronavirus ‘charter for safe working practice’

A Charter has been co-produced by the government and the Home Building Federation that commits signatories to safe working whilst COVID-19 remains prevalent.

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 72: Planning Portal report –  Application submissions fall in England and Wales

The Planning Portal has released a report about the impact of COVID-19 on planning applications, its first Planning Market Insight Report.

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 73: VisitBritain launches campaign ‘Showing love for Great Britain’ for planning post COVID-19

VisitBritain has launched a marketing strategy to get people talking positively about visiting once the COVID-19 crisis has come to an end, and has invited everyone to join the conversation.

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 74: Site Operating Procedures v. 4 update, from CLC

The Construction Leadership Council has recently published an updated Site Operating Procedures – SOP v4 – which replaces SOP v3, which is now withdrawn.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Inspector refuses plan to turn part of listed Beverley shop into a home

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Vandals deface hidden garden in Paignton

Vandals have been defacing a historic grotto in the grounds of Oldway Mansion at Paignton, including painting on the walls and starting fires, reports Devon Live. Continue reading

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HMS Beagle from the BBC: Dock for Darwin’s ship gets protected status

The remains of a rare 19th Century dock built for Charles Darwin’s ship HMS Beagle has been recognised as a site of national importance, the BBC reports.

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RTPI calls on government to issue planning guidance to prevent development delays

logoThe Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has called on the government to urgently issue planning guidance to prevent unnecessary delays to development and knock-on effects to the economy further down the line.

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Appeal launched to save historic pen museum in Birmingham

The Pen Museum in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter is at risk of facing closure due to COVID-19 unless funds are raised to keep its doors open to the public.

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Planning Awards 2020 shortlist out, awards postponed until September 2020

The Planning Awards’ shortlist has been announced, with presentations to take place on 24 September 2020 in London.

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