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- IHBC Launches new ‘Guidance Note’ on ToolBox: Alterations to Listed Buildings’ 15/01/2021
- Parliamentary Inquiry Open: ‘21st Century Places: Values and benefits’ APPG call for evidence closes 29 January 15/01/2021
- IHBC research signpost: Resources on the Buildings of Ireland 15/01/2021
- IHBC’s HESPR pick from £290+K costed works: Island authority seeks Design Guide, closing 02/02, valued at £40K. 15/01/2021
- IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Gang members jailed after £2M lead thefts from churches in Lincolnshire and beyond 15/01/2021
- IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Plymouth and more set to receive millions from Future High Streets etc. funds 15/01/2021
- Parliament’s ‘Northern Estate’ refurbishment plans halted 15/01/2021
- Hollywood stars join fight to save Oscar Wilde’s prison from developers 15/01/2021
- UKGBC launches project to develop a ‘Net Zero Whole Life Carbon Roadmap’ for COP26 15/01/2021
- Winners of the 2020 Street Design Awards announced 15/01/2021
- SLC: Scotland’s new protocol on local authority management of Common Good Land 15/01/2021
- Membership of England’s Urban Centre Recovery Task Force 15/01/2021
- Historic Old Course clubhouse to host female lockers for first time after revamp approved 15/01/2021
- IHBC hosts HESPR forum: ‘Exploring new support initiatives with HESPR members’ 12/01/2021
- IHBC’s HESPR second pick from £198+K costed works: National heritage partnership seeks ‘walks’, closing 01/02, valued £69K+ 12/01/2021
- IHBC research signpost: ARCHIDICT an illustrative multilingual dictionary 12/01/2021
- Cardiff Museum of Military Medicine plans go-head despite petition 12/01/2021
- DSWA congratulates new master craftsman 12/01/2021
- Procurement rule changes to help SMEs 12/01/2021
- Industry leaders back £525bn home improvement plan 12/01/2021
- Thousands of trees planted as Network Rail’s £1 million pledge takes root across the country 12/01/2021
- URBACT on small cities surviving Covid-19: ‘Without frequent sharing we would have felt more alone’ 12/01/2021
- £165M+ in repayable finance announced to support Culture Recovery Fund 12/01/2021
- New STBA Website 12/01/2021
- Caithness Iron Age stone tower conserved 12/01/2021
Author Archives: Joanna Theobald
IHBC’s first CPD Circular for 2021 now out: Accessible cross-sector learning support, with career, awards and more opportunities too!
The IHBC’s first CPD Circular of 2021 has been issued, ‘providing our members and their networks with up-to-date information on continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities and information’, alongside our signposting to ‘Awards, Placements, Bursaries & Scholarships, and Calls for Papers’.
The IHBC has submitted its response to Historic England’s (HE’s) HEAN 7 (Historic England Advice Note 7 (Second Edition) on Local Heritage Listing: Identifying and Conserving Local Heritage, which will supersede the 2016 edition and reflect the changes made to … Continue reading
The 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 … Continue reading
IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Part of Imperial War Museum, Duxford, among the youngest of listed buildings
Part of the Imperial War Museum, the American Air Museum at Duxford, Cambridgeshire – Europe’s largest air museum and Britain’s best-preserved Second World War airfield – has been included in Grade II* listing, even though technically too recent.
IHBC CPD research signpost: Green Recovery from Covid-19, and alignment with Scottish Government Plans, from the SPDP
Green recovery seeks to achieve the dual aims of lifting an economy out of recession, and society out of a crisis, alongside protecting and improving the environment, according to a briefing from the Scottish Parliament Digital Publications (SPDP) which sets … Continue reading
Funding from the Future High Streets Fund to help 72 areas in England to recover from the pandemic and deliver ambitious regeneration plans, the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) has announced. image: Open Government Licence v3.0
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) will work with President-Elect Biden to reverse the executive order ‘Promoting Beautiful Federal Civic Architecture’, signed by President Trump.
Developers yet to seek planning permission for 1Million+ homes already allocated in local plans– LGA research
A new Local Government Association (LGA) analysis, compiled following a survey of council heads of planning, estimates that more than a third (1,003,600) of the 2,676,200 homes allocated in current local plans in England have not even been submitted into … Continue reading
The Consultation Institute (TCI) has responded to the Government’s consultation on Planning for the Future in England.
As the international link body Climate Heritage Network (CHN) turns 1 year old, it has reported back on 2020.
Ecclesiastical’s Heritage Heroes Awards nominations are closing on 11 January, with three award categories: ‘Heritage In Lockdown Hero’, ‘Supporting the Sector in Lockdown’, and ‘Digital Heritage Hero’.
The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has revealed the 15 finalists in its Art of Building Photographer of the Year competition.
IHBC President launches 2021 #IHBCMarshAwards: ‘Your chance to nominate ‘retired IHBC members’ and/or ‘successful learners’ for our awards’, with new closing date – 31 March
The IHBC’s Marsh Awards, developed in partnership with the Marsh Christian Trust, has launched the two 2021 Awards – for civic contributions by retired members, and for successful learning in heritage skills – with prizes that include £500 and a … Continue reading
Reminder: New APPG Parliamentary Inquiry into ‘21st Century Places: Values and benefits’ call for evidence closes 29 January
Westminster’s new All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on ‘Conservation, Places and People’ (CPP APPG), chaired by Layla Moran MP and with the IHBC as its Secretariat, has launched its first Inquiry into ‘21st Century Places – Values & Benefits‘, a wide-ranging … Continue reading
Reminder: IHBC with AABC and EASA and more endorse RIBA’s 2 new professional services contracts for conservation
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has launched two brand new professional services contracts for the provision of conservation architectural services, with both also endorsed by the IHBC, the Register of Architects Accredited in Building Conservation (AABC) and the … Continue reading
The results of a 40-month AHRC funded project led by the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, examining Carnegie Library buildings in the UK, have been published as a resource that can inform conservation practice and standards.
IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: Swansea nightclub tower renewal, from Walesonline
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’, with notices from across the development sector’s publications, and this week features an … Continue reading
IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Judge quashes building permits over ‘seriously misled’ council
A High Court judge has quashed planning permission for 73 dwellings in Ash Green because a planning officer’s reports ‘seriously and materially’ misled Guildford Borough Council’s planning committee, reports The Guildford Dragon.
Design quality of new homes across the UK remains ‘stubbornly low’ says housing study from University of Glasgow & partners
The design quality of new homes and neighbourhoods across the UK remains stubbornly low, according to an in-depth study on the issue published today by a team led by the University of Glasgow: Delivering design value: The housing design quality … Continue reading
West Dean College of Arts and Conservation has won the Sussex Heritage Trust Award 2020, for a project which provides or improves facilities for the community, including the £5.8M restoration of the College’s 126-year-old roof. image: West Dean website
Starting in February 2021, ‘Steps to Sustainability’, a new National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) programme delivered by the Social Enterprise Academy, will provide a pathway to ‘help your organisation to be ambitious, forward-thinking and deliver exciting new projects’, with round … Continue reading
Ahead of the Scottish Parliament elections, Scotland’s national amenity and civic body, the Scottish Civic Trust, has published an action plan that outlines five priorities for the new Scottish Government.
Europa Nostra – the European voice of civil society committed to cultural and natural heritage – and its partner organisation, the European Investment Bank Institute (EIBI), has announced the 12 most threatened heritage sites in Europe shortlisted for the 7 … Continue reading
Rare sand dunes on the Aberdeenshire coast have lost their conservation status following the construction of the Trump International Golf Links course at Menie Estate. image: for illustration purposes only
IHBC’s New Year Treat No. 1: MATE session dates for 2021 – Free ‘Membership Application Training Events’, 13/01 on; IHBC CPD certified too!
The IHBC has posted new, free and open Membership Application Training Event (MATE) sessions from January, with places at these 3-hour online accreditation guidance sessions offered on a ‘first come’ basis, with CPD certificates offered too.