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IHBC Toolbox latest Guidance Note: Using S.19 on amendments to LBC

The IHBC’s latest Guidance Note on our Toolbox, produced in consultation with the institute’s Legal Panel, provides advice on the application of Section 19 (S.19) of the 1990 Planning (LBCA) Act in relation to the amendment of conditions attached to … Continue reading

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IHBC Wales Branch FREE CPD + reception: Looking to #IHBCSwansea2023 and #IHBC25 – 5/09

The IHBC’s Wales Branch is offering free CPD on ‘Retrofitting Historic Buildings for Energy Efficiency’ on 5 September, laying new foundations for the IHBC’s 2023 annual School in Swansea as well offering a local celebration of the institute’s 25th anniversary: … Continue reading

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REMINDER: IHBC’s Gus Astley Student Award closes 31/08 – £500 + free 2023 School place for #IHBCSwansea2023!

The IHBC’s celebrated annual Gus Astley Student Award has been launched for this academic year, closing on 31 August 2022, so if you have coursework from ANY UK taught course – under-graduate or post-graduate, from 2021 OR 2022 –submit it … Continue reading

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REMINDER: SAHGB-IHBC Heritage Research Award 2022 celebrates ‘research… in heritage and conservation practice’: Closes 31/08

The IHBC is delighted to announce the 2022 joint Award with the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain (SAHGB) celebrating ‘the quality of architectural-historical research.. in heritage and conservation practice’ is open for submissions, closing 31 August.

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £1.2M of recent advertised works: Council seeks Heritage Consultant, closing 24/08

The 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 for this week is a call from a District Council for … Continue reading

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Creator of Gaia theory James Lovelock dies on 103rd birthday

Leading environmental scientist and creator of the Gaia hypothesis James Lovelock has died in his Dorset home on his 103rd birthday. image: Bruno Comby at English Wikipedia (original uploader)-Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons., CC BY-SA 1.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=74287612

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Environment Agency CE on new report: We’re facing ‘Existential risk’ from both climate and biodiversity crises

The Chief Executive (CE) of the Environment Agency has warned of an ‘existential risk to our survival’ following a report that ‘lays bare the scale of change needed to halt England’s biodiversity and climate crisis’. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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CPRE calls for land strategy and new planning rules to guard food security

With a hundred-fold increase in England’s best farmland lost to development in a decade, and 60% of the finest agricultural land at risk of flooding, CPRE tells government a land strategy and new planning rules are needed to safeguard food … Continue reading

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National Lottery income increases to over £1.8bn

More than £1.8bn was received by the National Lottery Distribution Fund (NLDF) during 2021-22, according to the fund’s Annual report and accounts.

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BEFS/HES refresh Our Place in Time: Public events to refresh Scotland’s historic environment strategy, from 09/08

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is leading a review of Scotland’s Our Place in Time (OPiT) strategy, so BEFS with HES and the Scottish Government are working together on events – from 9/08 on – to engage the historic environment sector, … Continue reading

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CHS Skills Training Programme: INDIA – 6 Traineeships for UK participants, 2-20/10, closing 24/08

The Commonwealth Heritage Skills (CHS) Training Programme has announced funding for 6 Hamish Ogston Foundation Commonwealth Traineeships for UK-based participants, closing 24 August.

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Plans for new flagpole on Sydney Harbour Bridge abandoned after a backlash over £14M cost & two-year timetable

Plans to erect a new flagpole on Sydney Harbour Bridge have been abandoned after a backlash over the £14 million cost and two-year timetable. image: for illustration only – By Mary and Andrew – Flickr Photos (https://tinyurl.com/8x7ad2uc) Commons Wiwimedia

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Consultation survey on joint ‘Conservation Professional Practice Principles’ (CPPP): Add your thoughts now!

The joint ‘Conservation Professional Practice Principles’ consultation survey has been launched, as we look at renewing this cross-sector (IHBC-HTVF-Civic Voice) statement on practice principles for those working in built and historic environment conservation.

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REMINDER: IHBC’s Gus Astley Student Award closes 31/08 – £500 + free 2023 School place for #IHBCSwansea2023!

The IHBC’s celebrated annual Gus Astley Student Award has been launched for this academic year, closing on 31 August 2022, so if you have coursework from ANY UK taught course – under-graduate or post-graduate, from 2021 OR 2022 –submit it … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick (No.2) from £42K+ of recent advertised works: City council seeks CAMP, closing 05/08, valued £30K

The 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 for this week is a call from a city council for … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the (battlefield) doorstep’: NTS ‘unaware’ PP needed for Culloden storage units

The National Trust for Scotland (NTS) has submitted a retrospective planning application for five storage units at the Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre, while the planning application says that previous staff were ‘unaware’ that it needed planning permission (PP), reports The … Continue reading

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EHA / Europa Nostra awards honour 30 exemplary achievements from 18 Countries

The European Commission and Europa Nostra have just announced the 2022 winners of the European Heritage Awards (EHA) / Europa Nostra Awards, funded by the EU Creative Europe programme.

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BSI: New competence requirements for principal contractors & designers

BSI, the UK National Standards Body, has published three new standards, sponsored by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities, that set out competence requirements for building safety management, including Principal Designers and Principal Contractors. image: for illustration – … Continue reading

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123 Work-related fatal injuries in Great Britain in 2021/22

A total of 123 workers were killed in work-related accidents in 2021/22 in Great Britain according to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations. (RIDDOR) to the Health and Safety executive (HSE).

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New urban wildflower roundabouts in Inverness to help pollinators

A Highland Council project has successfully established five wildflower roundabouts in the Inverness area in order to provide safe havens where bees, butterflies, birds and other pollinators can thrive. image: for illustration only

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#IHBCAberdeen2022: A School volunteer’s ‘thanks to all’… with a note on origins and delivery

Volunteers are crucial to our Annual Schools – not least for our 2022 Aberdeen School (15-18/06) which to date has reached 253 practitioners and secured 2.4 million impressions on twitter – so Frances Swanston IHBC, Associate at HESPR company ICENI, … Continue reading

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REMINDER: IHBC’s Gus Astley Student Award closes 31/08 – £500 + free 2023 School place for #IHBCSwansea2023!

The IHBC’s celebrated annual Gus Astley Student Award has been launched for this academic year, closing on 31 August 2022, so if you have coursework from ANY UK taught course – under-graduate or post-graduate, from 2021 OR 2022 –submit it … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick (No.1) from recent advertised works: Research EOIs, closing 01/08

The 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 for this week is a call from a national research body … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Work to demolish ‘iconic’ art deco house in North Wales underway

Proposals to demolish an ‘iconic’ house have caused a backlash among locals who insisted it should be preserved, reports North Wales Daily Post. image: for illustration purposes only

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Committee call for written evidence on Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill: Respond ASAP!

If you have relevant expertise and experience or a special interest in the Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill, currently passing through Parliament, you can submit your views in writing to the House of Commons Public Bill Committee.

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