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- 2021 School delegate survey issued: Top marks for relevance (98.2%), CPD support (83.64%), & Friday (c.94%) 19/10/2021
- IHBC Communications and Outreach Strategy 2021-24 now online 19/10/2021
- IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick: Dezeen on RIBA ‘Decarbonising’ report 19/10/2021
- IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Inside the abandoned American cottage that overlooks a North Wales village 19/10/2021
- Welsh Government’s plan to tackle town centre regeneration 19/10/2021
- AHF: We are seeking two new trustees! 19/10/2021
- THA announces Pam Alexander OBE as new Chair 19/10/2021
- HSE: Who is responsible for the death of builders? 19/10/2021
- National Infrastructure Planning Reform Programme: stakeholder survey announced, closing 17/12 19/10/2021
- 30 years in the making: HE opens aerial photography project to the public 19/10/2021
- Support conservation as a climate solution: Volunteers and hosts for IHBC@COP26’s Zoom ‘Conservation Helpdesk+’ still welcome, with guidance now out 15/10/2021
- IHBC responds to Conservation Principles for North Ireland 15/10/2021
- IHBC’s web resource signpost: Quick links and guidance on joining, accreditation and career progress are only a click away! 15/10/2021
- IHBC’s HESPR pick from £43K+ works this week: Charity seeks architect for GII refurb, valued £43K, closing 22/10 15/10/2021
- IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Gateway to historic town centre re-opened following improvement works, as what ‘WAS’ becomes ‘HAZ’ 15/10/2021
- ARB on ‘Modernising architectural education and training’ 15/10/2021
- Department for Levelling Up etc. (DLUHC) on ‘Our Governance’ and Board 15/10/2021
- RICS sets new standards of conduct 15/10/2021
- Scotland’s new Local Place Plans regulations laid in Parliament 15/10/2021
- Elizabeth Tower conservation set to complete in 2022 15/10/2021
- Serious about your staffing plans or career? Stay ahead with ‘IHBC Jobs etc.’, with posts ranging from conservation architects (x2) and Officers (x7+) and seeking Net Zero (HE), Listing (HE) and sustainability skills 12/10/2021
- New Context out, on ‘Conservation leadership by the people’: From Amenity Societies and Wentworth Woodhouse to Kurt Schwitters, Scotland’s Towns, Chester and more 12/10/2021
- Volunteer virtually with IHBC@COP26 on IHBC’s built and historic environment ‘Conservation Helpdesk+’, – because ‘Conserving our Places Conserves our Planet’ 12/10/2021
- IHBC CPD signpost: Gender-Responsive Public Procurement – Can public procurement help solve gender inequality? 12/10/2021
- IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick: Dezeen on the ‘Conference of Trees at COP26’ 12/10/2021
Category Archives: Sector NewsBlog
Town centres are at the heart of Welsh life, but more needs to be done to help their regeneration according to two new reports, according to the South Wales Argus.
The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) is seeking to appoint two new trustees to join its Board.
The Heritage Alliance has announced that Pam Alexander OBE has agreed to be its new Chair, from 4 November. image: THA
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has outlined its approach to preventing unnecessary deaths caused by exposure to dust on construction sites, centred on a new ‘Dust Kills’ campaign. image: Dust Kills website
As part of the review of the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Planning (NSIP) process and all its interactions Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MCHLG) [Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities] invites views on the NSIP process, with the … Continue reading
Historic England (HE) has opened an aerial photography project to the public, with a virtual aerial map for researchers reaching back up to 6000 years ago.
The Architects Registration Board (ARB) is arguing that the way we educate and train architects in the UK needs to change, as ‘we need to ensure architects acquire the right skills, knowledge, experience and behaviours’
The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has outlined its board’s role to advise and support ministers on the operational implications and effectiveness of policy proposals, focusing on getting policy translated into results.
Revised rules of conduct from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) highlight transparency, ethical behaviour and sustainability for RICS’ regulated members and firms.
New regulations that provide for the preparation, submission and registration of Local Place Plans (LPPs) have been laid in the Scottish Parliament. image for illustration purposes only: By Mary and Angus Hogg, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=62139071
The conservation of the Elizabeth Tower has moved another step closer to completion today, as further details about the progress of the works are unveiled after a year of unprecedented challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. images are reproduced … Continue reading
The NCT guide to ‘incredible churches in wild landscapes’, with 200+ churches to visit in UK National Parks
The NCT (National Churches Trust) has published a new guide to ‘incredible churches in wild landscapes’, with more than 200 churches to visit in the UK’s 15 National Parks.
A landlord who built extensions and converted them into flats and bedsits all without planning permission has been given a record fine after a council took her to court.
The UK and Welsh governments have approved the £58.7 million Swansea Bay City Deal’s Supporting Innovation and Low Carbon Growth programme. image: for illustration purposes only
China will put an end to large-scale urban demolitions and preserve old historical buildings as part of a programme to protect its cultural heritage, it said in new policy guidelines.
Prime Minister signals softening of planning overhaul in conference speech after backlash from voters in Tory heartlands. image: for illustration purposes only – Open Government Licence v3.0
National Lottery: From £1,000 to £10,000 UK funding to support communities’ action on climate change, closing 18/11
The National Lottery is offering from £1,000 to £10,000 of National Lottery funding to support communities across the UK to take action on climate change, closing 18 November.
The former Royal High School building in Edinburgh is to be transformed into a £55 million national centre for music after the City of Edinburgh Council agreed to the lease of the historic property. image: Cockburn Association
Historic England (HE) has commissioned and published a number of pieces of research into mills.
A community council is considering taking legal action against a decision to approve a housing development in Glasgow in a case it said has ramifications for sensitive conservation areas across Scotland. image: Carmunnock Community Council
Campaign group ‘Engineers Against Poverty’, investigating transparency in the UK construction and public works, has found significant barriers in access to information.
A cafe table where JK Rowling wrote sections of her Harry Potter books has been salvaged from a huge fire, which devastated the building.
The Architects Registration Board (ARB) responds to departmental review of architects regulation.
The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) Awards 2021 have been announced and Bell Street Stables conversion designed by Collective Architecture for Wheatley Housing Association wins Historic Environment Scotland (HES) Conservation and Climate Change Award.
Proposed planning reforms to support hospitality businesses, markets and historic visitor attractions so that outdoor space can be used more easily are being proposed in a public consultation launched by Government UK. image: Open Government Licence v3.0