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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’.

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IHBC responds to HE’s Advice Note HEAN 7 (2nd edition) on Local Heritage Listing

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

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £198+K costed works: Scottish museum seeks PM, closing 20/01, valued £60K

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

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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.

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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

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MHCLG: £830M funding boost for high streets

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

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AIA condemns executive order mandating design preference for federal architecture

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.

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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

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TCI: English planning reforms reduces residents’ rights to be consulted!

The Consultation Institute (TCI) has responded to the Government’s consultation on Planning for the Future in England.

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CHN on ‘2020 in Review’, as the Climate Heritage Network turns 1 year old

As the international link body Climate Heritage Network (CHN) turns 1 year old, it has reported back on 2020.

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Don’t forget: England’s Heritage Heroes nominations close 11/01

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’.

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Art of Building finalists revealed

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has revealed the 15 finalists in its Art of Building Photographer of the Year competition.

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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

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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

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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

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IHBC welcomes new online resource: ‘Shelf-life’, on Carnegie Library buildings in the UK’

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.

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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

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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.

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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

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West Dean College wins Sussex Heritage Trust Award 2020 for £5.8M roof restoration

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

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Steps to Sustainability, NLHF’s project development support programme: Round 2 open

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

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Action Plan from the Scottish Civic Trust: Scottish Parliament Election 2021

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.

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12 European heritage sites shortlisted for Europa Nostra/EIBI’s 7 Most Endangered Programme 2021

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

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Sand dunes damaged by Trump’s golf links at Menie stripped of conservation status

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

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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.

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