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IHBC regrets Liverpool’s loss of WHS status: Notes ‘huge disappointment’ and need to ‘see what lessons there are…’

The IHBC has noted its profound regret on the news that Liverpool’s 2004 World Heritage Site (WHS) status as ‘Maritime Mercantile City’ has been lost – following on from a 2012 listing as being ‘in danger’ – with IHBC Chair … Continue reading

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IHBC, IEMA & CIfA launch joint Principles of Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment (PCHIA)

The IHBC with project partners IEMA and the CIfA have launched a joint practice standard: Principles of Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment (PCHIA), with IHBC past-Chair and our project lead James Caird highlighting the opportunity for these Principles to ‘become the … Continue reading

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REMINDER – IHBC’s Gus Astley Student Awards close 31 JULY: Win £500 and a place on IHBC’s 2022 Aberdeen School with your built environment/heritage coursework

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IHBC update: New SAHBG-IHBC Research Award closing date of 31/07 – Celebrate the ‘quality of architectural-historical research… in heritage and conservation practice’

The IHBC notes the new closing date of 31 July for the joint venture with the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain (SAHGB) celebrating architectural-historical research produced as private consultants or for public bodies etc., with winners to receive … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £144.5K+ costed works this week: National body seeks researcher for inclusion strategy, closing 23/08, valued £15K-20K

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance for heritage services – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and the Director’s pick this week features the call from a national body for … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Manchester council threatened with legal challenge over ‘support’ for skyscraper – before consultation ended

A report by planning officers supporting the scheme was published before the public consultation had finished, reports the Manchester Evening News.

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England’s National Planning Policy Framework revised

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), which sets out government’s planning policies for England and how these are expected to be applied, has been revised. image: for illustration purposes only – Open Government Licence v3.0

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‘Vision for building beautiful places’ in England, &‘banish ugly developments and deliver?beautiful…’: Office for Place, NPPF and Design Code

A range of measures for England has been launched to improve communities’ infrastructure, champion neighbourhood design, and support walking and cycling to boost health and wellbeing, and includes a new Office for Place to ‘banish ugly developments and deliver?beautiful, green … Continue reading

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RIBA reintroduces adapted Climate Challenge report and introduces voluntary performance targets

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has reintroduced an adapted Climate Challenge Report (V.2) and developed voluntary targets for operational energy use etc. to form the basis of the 2030 Climate Challenge, as linked to a news feature on … Continue reading

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AHRC ‘scoping culture and heritage capital research’: Closing 10/08

The AHRC and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport are looking for project teams to apply for funding to identify future questions for culture and heritage research, closing 10 August.

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Call for arts and humanities experts to evaluate Horizon Europe applications: Open 2021-27

The European Union Institutions appoint external experts to assist in the evaluation of grant applications, projects and tenders, and to provide opinions and advice in specific cases, and UK arts and humanities researchers are sought for the evaluation of Horizon … Continue reading

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REMINDER CLOSING 31 JULY: Win £500 and a place on IHBC’s 2022 Aberdeen School with your built environment/heritage coursework – IHBC’s Gus Astley Student Awards 2021

The IHBC’s celebrated 2021 Gus Astley Student Awards closes to entries on 31 July, so if you have coursework from ANY UK taught course – under-graduate or post-graduate, from 2020 OR 2021 – just submit it online and on time to have a chance … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick: First viewing of Paul McTernan’s Brighton 2021 School taster clip, on ‘Repurposing… the High Street’

The IHBC’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 the first viewing of the taster clip from Paul … Continue reading

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Via IHBC HESPR’s Donald Insall Associates, HE, NT & more: Grosvenor on how (properly) making historic buildings energy efficient ‘…could reduce UK buildings’ emissions by 5%’

Making all listed buildings and unlisted historic dwellings in conservation areas more energy efficient could reduce UK carbon emissions from buildings by 5%, says a report, called ‘Heritage & Carbon’, from a partnership led by Grosvenor and including the National … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the (beyond the) doorstep’: Shrewsbury house filled with concrete foam to save it from collapse – it’s not Narnia either…

The Shropshire Star says ‘… it might look like something out of Narnia but the unusual appearance of a county home is actually down to emergency work stopping it crashing down into the street.’

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Cardiff‘s new Council on ‘Capital Ambition – Our continuing commitments for Cardiff’

Capital Ambition, Cardiff’s new administration’s five-year plan for the city, outlines the council’s vision for Cardiff to become a leading city on the world stage.

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Government promotes new apps to simplify extension application process for homeowners

Two new web apps will help homeowners improve and extend their homes making the extension application process easier to navigate, writes Government UK. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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HE Planning Bulletin: Recent and forthcoming developments in planning from a heritage perspective

The new Historic England (HE) Planning Bulletin highlights some of the recent and forthcoming developments in planning from a heritage perspective.

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Council chiefs launch campaign to ‘Build Back Local’

Local authority leaders have insisted that the Government must guarantee long-term investment for local services in order to ensure the country’s economic and social recovery after the pandemic. image for illustration purposes only

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Tighter payment rules to small firms come into force

Reforms to the Prompt Payment Code covering small businesses come into force today requiring payment times to be cut from 60 days to 30 days. image for illustration purposes only

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Construction groups unite with proposed new carbon reporting rules consultation

New international cost management (ICMS) reporting standards published for consultation urge professionals to report and measure carbon in developments.

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Brighton 2021: Day School webinar ‘taster clips’ now out to savour & share, with delegate recordings due soon; Non-delegate access to main sessions @£10+VAT each (when ready)!

Recordings of the main CPD webinar sessions from the IHBC Brighton 2021 Day School (which included Heritage MarketPlace stall sessions, not recorded) are due soon EXCLUSIVELY for Day and Virtual School delegates, but Taster clips are now available to all, … Continue reading

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IHBC sponsors COTAC Conference: ‘Developing the skills, training, and expertise for the challenges ahead’ – 23/24 November

The IHBC is delighted to support as sponsor the forthcoming COTAC conference on ‘Developing the skills, training, and expertise…’, to take place over two half-days on 23 and 24 November.

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IHBC welcomes joint IHBC, IEMA and CIfA ‘Principles of Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment in the UK’: Launch 20/07, 12.30-1.30

The IHBC has welcomed the launch of the first edition of the ‘Principles for Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment’, prepared jointly by the IHBC, with past Chair James Caird leading, IEMA and CIfA, which will take place on Tuesday 20 July … Continue reading

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New IHBC ‘CPD Priority’ programme virtual event: Ian Hume on ‘Conservation Engineering’, 28-29  September, from £20 for members, with bursaries too!

A new on-line IHBC ‘CPD Priority programme’ event on ‘Conservation Engineering’ with Ian Hume is planned for 28-29 September, with fees from £20.

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