Category Archives: IHBC NewsBlog

DBW highlights IHBC-ALGAO:UK partnership to12.5+K registered users across construction & development: Promoting LAs in conservation and the HE

IHBC partner information service Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW), has headlined the IHBC ALGAO:UK Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), – from the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki report on plans to promote services in local authority– circulating the news to DBW’s c.12,500+ registered users … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: Contractor’s COVID-19 tests positive for 53%

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 members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, including notices gleaned from across the development sector’s … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Weston’s Birnbeck Pier could have new owner as Council consider CPO

After years of decline, Birnbeck Pier could potentially have a new owner as North Somerset Council will receive a report to authorise the issuing of a compulsory purchase order (CPO) for the grade-II listed pier to the RNLI, reports The … Continue reading

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IHBC Chair reports on your institute ‘Promoting CPD During Lockdown’ via HE

David McDonald, Chair of the IHBC, has explored the challenges of responding to members’ Continuing Professional Development (CPD) during lockdown, as part of Historic England’s (HE) Heritage Online Debate series examining ‘The Impact of Covid-19 on the Heritage Sector’, guest … Continue reading

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IHBC highlights demand for HE’s new & concise guidance on ‘Enabling Development…’ (‘GPA 4’)

Historic England (HE) has released its new concise replacement practice guidance on ‘Enabling Development and Heritage Assets’ (GPA4), as IHBC Chair David McDonald highlights the application.

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IHBC’s HESPR pick this week from £23.8M+ costed works: English DC seeks Landscape Architects for urban works, closing 27 July, valued £25-50K

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 CPD Boost: Local Government Lawyer on amending street names and removing statues

For the Local Government Lawyer Ruchi Parekh highlights the legal framework and some of the issues that councils will need to consider before amending their street names or removing statues.

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#IHBCVirtualSchool2020’s ‘reflections’ speaker insight: Cliff Hague on ‘City Spread and New Neighbourhoods’

A major study of health, education and sustainability in rapidly growing cities poses some difficult questions for public policy makers, writes Cliff Hague, a lead presenter at the IHBC’s 2020 Virtual School.

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Don’t forget – IHBC’s Gus Astley Student Awards 2020 closing date extended to 31 August: Win £500 and a free place on IHBC’s 2021 Brighton School – Simply submit your coursework online!

Due to demand from conservation courses, the closing date for the IHBC’s celebrated annual Gus Astley Student Award is extended to 31 August 2020, so if you have relevant coursework from history and theory to practice or enhancement, from ANY UK taught … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: ‘Covid-19 accelerates future of technology in construction’, from PBC

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 members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, including notices gleaned from across the development sector’s … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Stafford CA’s satellite dishes lacking PP won’t face enforcement action

Residents who put up satellite dishes without planning permission (PP) in Stafford’s conservation areas (CAs) will not face enforcement action from the borough council, members have decided, reports the Express and Star.

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 114: CITB proposes Levy cut of 50%

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is proposing to cut the 2021/22 Levy by 50% as well as giving businesses up to 12 months to pay the 2020/21 Levy.

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 115: Scotland’s new community map for pandemic funding

A new collection of digital maps is to display the funding being given to support communities across Scotland affected by coronavirus (COVID-19). image: Scottish Government website

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 116: Latest from Health Depts

The Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC) and Public Health England (PHE) are leading the UK government response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 117: Ireland updates on National Heritage Week – 15-23 August

Plans are in place for a modified National Heritage Week for Ireland, which take into account ongoing restrictions on events and gatherings due to COVID-19, and which will run from Saturday, 15th – Sunday, 23rd August.

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IHBC and ALGAO:UK sign Memorandum of Understanding: An MoU to ‘support Local Authority Historic Environment and Conservation Services’

Chairs of The Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) and The Association of Local Government Archaeological Officers (ALGAO):UK signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 24 June 2020, so the organisations can more effectively work together to promote and support … Continue reading

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IHBC supports ‘Cultural Heritage and Climate Planning Questionnaire’ from CHN – closing 17 July

The IHBC is supporting a survey initiated by the Climate Heritage Network (CHN) – of which the IHBC is a part – that seeks to compile a list of climate-related Mitigation or Adaptation Plans that also have a heritage element, … Continue reading

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IHBC seeks Rural Panel lead volunteer: ‘Help us make a difference’ in rural policy and advocacy across the UK, while helping build both your learning and our rural communities

Much of the IHBC’s work is built on the contributions of active and informed volunteers who help care for heritage in local communities, and now the IHBC is seeking a volunteer interested in rural heritage policy and advocacy to lead … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick this week from £340K+ costed works: Welsh NPA seeks DM manager, closing 26 June

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’s ‘Heritage from the (industry) doorstep’: Grimsby’s historic Ice Factory thrown new survival lifeline

The roof of the Grimsby Ice Factory is to be assessed with a view to carrying out much-needed repairs to the historic grade II* listed building, industry platform The Cooling Post reports.

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 111: NTS plans for reopening properties

National Trust for Scotland (NTS) properties have been closed since March due to the coronavirus emergency, and now the Trust is sharing plans for reopening over the coming weeks and months, in line with Scottish Government guidance.

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 112: COVID-19 Update from Heritage Open Days – ‘go ahead’ for 11-20 Sept

Heritage Open Days (HoDs) has updated on its arrangements in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and ‘that the festival will go ahead for 11-20 September’.

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 113: Treasury Committee on Economic impact of coronavirus – Gaps in Support – ‘Government must act’!

The Treasury Committee has published a unanimously-agreed interim report as part of its inquiry into the Economic Impact of Coronavirus called Gaps in Support.

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IHBC’s first ‘Virtual School’, #IHBCVirtualSchool2020: Initial feedback, update and future plans

The IHBC has successfully concluded its first Virtual School on 19 June, ‘OLD TOWNS | NEW FUTURES’ Reflections and Speculations from a Global Pandemic, sponsored HCUK Group: Heritage Collective, with interim delegate feedback and plans now available.

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: Minister wants waterways used for construction freight

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 members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, including notices gleaned from across the development sector’s … Continue reading

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