IHBC offers cautious welcome to ‘Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill’ but stresses lack of capacity in delivering locally

The recent Queen’s Speech introduced the Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill ‘to drive local growth, empowering local leaders to regenerate their areas’, with implications for conservation and the historic environment offered a cautious welcome by the IHBC, while also highlighting capacity issues in local authorities.

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Free Affiliate Application webinars for IHBC Supporters: Guidance, updates + Q&A, 24/06 & 26/06

The IHBC has an extra pre-School offer of free 1-hour CPD-certified webinars to guide Supporter members on how to easily and successfully complete Affiliate applications, all informed by the success of recent applicants and tied to our #IHBC25 anniversary and #IHBCAberdeen2022 School: 24 May (3PM) and 26 May (5PM).

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New IHBC 2022 School CPD resources for ‘Environment & heritage management’ – oil, recycling & more – 17/06

You can check out the new updates on speakers, content and CPD resources for the Environment & Heritage management session at the blended Aberdeen Day School on 17 June HERE.

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Promote your business, service, charity etc. at IHBC’s virtual Heritage MarketPlace, opening #IHBCAberdeen2022 on 15/06, from c.£100+VAT

Heritage service providers, suppliers, agencies, charities and others can promote their learning, news and more to IHBC networks and delegates for only c.£100+VAT, with a c.6+ month web ‘billboard’ School posting with a live 2022 School stall option on 15 June: see #IHBCMarketPlace or email marketplace@ihbc.org.uk.

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IHBC Signpost: BRE/BEIS project to modernise home energy rating scheme

The Building Research Establishment (BRE) has announced a new project with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to improve and modernise the home energy rating scheme used to measure the energy and environmental performance of UK homes.

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IHBC Signpost: Expert advice pivotal in new-look Historical Railways Estate

National Highways has unveiled a new method of managing the Historical Railways Estate (HRE).

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest News’: Griff’s 1st film clip for blended #IHBCAberdeen2022 on 17/06

IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognitionquality assurance scheme for heritage services – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and this week features Griff Rhys Jones on film at our blended #IHBCAberdeen2022 conference.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (construction) doorstep’: Planning reform scepticism on levelling-up bill

The government has unveiled long-awaited planning reforms as part of its Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill, and Tim Clark reports just how the construction sector sees it on Construction Buzz.

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England: ‘How to challenge our decision to list or not list a building’

logoGovernment guidance on how to challenge listing decisions in England has been issued.

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Vintage train journeys at risk as coal supply fails

Heritage railways, which make millions for UK economy, are axing services as mines close and Russian sources are ruled out.

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Good news for #IHBC25: New IHBC governance supported by new Trustee Information Pack

In line with its new governance, and supported by the IHBC’s 25th anniversary year developments, #IHBC25, we have updated the online Trustee Information Pack, and all are encouraged to review and feed back as suits.

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Good news for #IHBC25: Interdisciplinary IHBC accreditation recognised by Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) for Professionally Qualified Person (PQP) cards

Sector lead the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) has recognised the IHBC’s professional accreditation (Full and Associate Members) and support (CPD etc.) in awarding its PQP (Professionally Qualified Person) cards.

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest News’: Docomomo US – ‘11 most threatened modern buildings in America’

logoIHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts, and this week features Docomomo on the ‘11 of the most threatened modern buildings in America’.

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IHBC ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: York to try again for UNESCO WHS

York’s last bid to be listed as a place of ‘outstanding universal value to humanity’ was rejected in 2011, when only its archaeological deposits were put forward, but now a more ‘holistic’ approach may succeed.

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HES’ Green Recovery Statement: ‘Using Scotland’s Past to Support Our Future’

The Historic Environment Scotland (HES) ‘Green Recovery Statement’ supports the green principles set out by the Scottish Government and highlights seven key areas where the historic environment can help deliver an economic recovery.

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National Churches Trust Consultation update: Churches in demand, despite growth of digital worship

One of the main findings of the recent National Churches Trust consultation about the future of the UK’s church buildings is that an overwhelming majority think churches are still needed, despite the growth of digital worship during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Newport Council to underwrite increased costs to Transporter Bridge transformation project

Newport City Council’s cabinet has agreed to underwrite increased costs to the Transporter Bridge transformation.

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Architects fear Glasgow School of Art rebuild could go to cheapest bidder

Glasgow School of Art FireTwo of Scotland’s leading architects have raised concerns that a ‘flawed’ tender system could see the Glasgow School of Art’s rebuild decided on price rather than quality.

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Feature your business, charity, leadership, learning etc. at IHBC’s virtual Heritage MarketPlace for 6+ months – live and opening #IHBCAberdeen2022 on 15/06, from c.£100+VAT

Heritage service providers, suppliers, agencies, charities and others can promote their learning, news and more to IHBC networks and delegates for only c.£100+VAT, with a c.6+ month web ‘billboard’ School posting with a live 2022 School stall option on 15 June: see #IHBCMarketPlace or email marketplace@ihbc.org.uk.

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REMINDER: IHBC Wales Branch virtual AGM with free CPD – ‘Conservation updates: IHBC and Cadw’, 11/05

IHBC Wales Branch members of all categories have been invited to the next AGM, on 11 May.

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IHBC Signpost to Welsh Senedd Research: ‘How can communities save buildings they care about?’

A research article written by Robin Wilkinson, Senedd Research, Welsh Parliament, explores how communities can save buildings they care about.

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IHBC’s HESPR pick: £650K works as National Park seeks community engagement support, closes 23/05, £27.5K

logoThe IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance service – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts, and the IHBC Director’s pick from the HESPR News and Tender Alert email for this week is a call by a UK National Park on community engagement, closing 23/05 and valued £27.5K.

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IHBC ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: New lease of life for historic Leeds gem

A new lease of life for an historic Leeds building, neglected after 150 years, is on the cards for The Leeds Assembly Rooms, reports The Yorkshire Evening Post.

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AHF grants for UK’s community-led heritage regeneration projects

The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) announces seven new grants to projects across the UK which were approved at the latest grants meeting, where funding offers totalled £69,252.

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PLACE Alliance launches Appealing Design – Does design quality carry weight in planning appeals?

PLACE Alliance has launched ‘Appealing Design’, a report on the evidence of planning appeals and the need to reject poor and mediocre housing.

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