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DEFRA funded study: Parks and green spaces in England & Wales value – £25.6Bn p.a

Parks and green spaces provide around £25.6 billion of ‘welfare value’ to the health and wellbeing of adults in England and Wales each year, according to a new tool that calculates the economic value of outdoor recreational spaces. image: for … Continue reading

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Demolition warrant granted for Finnieston foundry

A former brass foundry building in Finnieston that is the subject of a £10 million residential development plan is to be demolished. image: for illustration purposes only

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Spitalfields Life on ‘How To Demolish A Listed Building – the case of 113 & 115 Redchurch St’

Spitalfields Life offers its own take on what it sees as a good way to manage amenity body oversight of development. image: Historic England Listing https://historicengland.org.uk/advice/heritage-at-risk/search-register/list-entry/49924

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England: ‘How to challenge our decision to list or not list a building’

Government guidance on how to challenge listing decisions in England has been issued.

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Vintage train journeys at risk as coal supply fails

Heritage railways, which make millions for UK economy, are axing services as mines close and Russian sources are ruled out. image: for illustration purposes only – P Badcock

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HES’ Green Recovery Statement: ‘Using Scotland’s Past to Support Our Future’

The Historic Environment Scotland (HES) ‘Green Recovery Statement’ supports the green principles set out by the Scottish Government and highlights seven key areas where the historic environment can help deliver an economic recovery.

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National Churches Trust Consultation update: Churches in demand, despite growth of digital worship

One of the main findings of the recent National Churches Trust consultation about the future of the UK’s church buildings is that an overwhelming majority think churches are still needed, despite the growth of digital worship during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Newport Council to underwrite increased costs to Transporter Bridge transformation project

Newport City Council’s cabinet has agreed to underwrite increased costs to the Transporter Bridge transformation. image: Newport City Council YouTube

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Architects fear Glasgow School of Art rebuild could go to cheapest bidder

Two of Scotland’s leading architects have raised concerns that a ‘flawed’ tender system could see the Glasgow School of Art’s rebuild decided on price rather than quality. image: for illustration purposes only

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AHF grants for UK’s community-led heritage regeneration projects

The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) announces seven new grants to projects across the UK which were approved at the latest grants meeting, where funding offers totalled £69,252.

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PLACE Alliance launches Appealing Design – Does design quality carry weight in planning appeals?

PLACE Alliance has launched ‘Appealing Design’, a report on the evidence of planning appeals and the need to reject poor and mediocre housing.

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Applications open: Oxford Belcher Fellowships in Victorian Studies, close 6/6

Applications are invited for Belcher Visiting Fellowships in Victorian Studies for periods of one, two, or three academic terms during 2022-23 or 2023-24, closing 9am, 6 June.

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Leonardo DiCaprio advisor on $45M Circular/Regenerative Fund

Backed by an all-star roster including Leonardo DiCaprio and circular economy pioneer William McDonough, a fledgling venture capital firm has announced the close of its first $45M fund for investment in circular and regenerative approaches to consumer industries.

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DCMS: Guidance on making a request to review a listing decision

Refreshed and updated guidance has been issued on requests to review listing decisions made by the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

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Arup names London least ‘sponge-like’ city in study of seven global cities

Arup has raised concerns about London’s natural ability to deal with increasing amounts of rainwater as in a study looking at seven global cities, Arup ranked London as the least ‘sponge-like’ due to its lack of blue and green infrastructure. … Continue reading

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Building Safety Bill receives Royal Assent

The Building Safety Bill has received Royal Assent (28th April) having completed all the stages in both Houses and is now an Act of Parliament. image: Parliamentary copyright images are reproduced with the permission of Parliament

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Cadw seeks 3 Board Members: Closing 13/05

Cadw seeks applications for up to three Non-Executive Members with relevant experience and expertise for its Board, with skills in community, conservation and commerce, and closing 13 May.

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The Heritage Alliance: Rebuilding Heritage update & key insights

The Heritage Alliance (THA) has announced that the full set of insight infographics from Rebuilding Heritage are now available to view on the project website, drawing on our findings from the live programme and our external evaluation.

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Study to see if abandoned mines could be used to heat homes in Cornwall

A study to determine if abandoned mines could be used to heat new homes will be undertaken in Cornwall. image: for illustration purposes only

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Inspection programme underway to assess Scotland’s national heritage assets

An inspection programme designed to assess the condition and the impact of climate change on some of Scotland’s most significant heritage sites is getting under way with Historic Environment Scotland (HES). image: Craigmillar Castle = HES

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HE research report: ‘Identifying Opportunities for Integrated Adaptive Management… A Review…’

Historic England (HE) has issued a report ‘Identifying Opportunities for Integrated Adaptive Management of Heritage Change and Transformation in England…’.

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CPRE: 50 London parks and green spaces under threat

More than 50 London parks and green spaces under threat from privatisation and neglect: even premier league clubs Spurs and West Ham ‘in on the act’, reports The Countryside Charity (CPRE).

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Former Harrogate Debenhams store faces objection from council to demolish site

Debenhams site in Harrogate faces demolition objection from council as Developers Stirling Prescient are looking to transform the building into 50 apartments and two commercial units. image: By Mtaylor848 – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/ w/index.php?curid=25129286

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Share your thoughts on historic harbours for NHS-UK survey, closing 6 May

National Historic Ships UK (NHS-UK) is currently researching and writing a report on the protection of harbours and ports of historical significance, and seeks input to a survey closing 6 May. image: for illustration purposes only – Fiona Newton

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NI’s ‘Village Catalyst’ joint project – Bringing new life to old buildings, from the BBC

The BBC has featured a joint project in Norther Ireland (NI) – The Village Catalyst – that helps regenerate village buildings that ‘once played a central role in everyday life but now lie vacant’. image: St. John’s Church of Ireland, … Continue reading

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