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- IHBC Chair features in Planning on ‘Fast track listed building consent’ from England’s White Paper 01/12/2020
- Don’t forget: Vote by proxy even if joining in the IHBC’s 2020 AGM: ‘Help the IHBC move past the pandemic’ with our historic modernisation! 01/12/2020
- IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: ‘Legal challenge to PD expansion fails’ 01/12/2020
- IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: The drama as Wrexham police station disappears from the town’s skyline 01/12/2020
- DCMS issues Tailored Review of Historic England with 31 recommendations 01/12/2020
- Green front gardens reduce physiological and psychological stress 01/12/2020
- ‘It isn’t safe to walk’: how would young people plan UK streets? 01/12/2020
- CCT’s craftspeople’s Churches Conservation Travel Grant: £500-£1000, closing 21/01/21 01/12/2020
- West Dean announces first ‘Blended Online & Practice-Based’ Building Conservation Training 01/12/2020
- Coronavirus Community Support Fund awarded to 8,250 charities in England, from National Lottery 01/12/2020
- A 5-story building in Shanghai ‘walks’ to a new location 01/12/2020
- Don’t forget: Vote by proxy even if joining in the IHBC’s 2020 AGM: ‘Help the IHBC move past the pandemic’ with our historic modernisation! 28/11/2020
- Matthew Saunders updates IHBC etc. on report to HE on listing from the Amenity Sector 28/11/2020
- IHBC’s HESPR pick this week from £320.5M+ costed works: East England council seeks consultancy for market towns opportunity, closing 18/12. 28/11/2020
- IHBC features ‘Heritage from the (global) doorstep’: Manchester prepares for fall of its ‘Berlin Wall’ 28/11/2020
- IHBC CPD signpost to RICS: On the circular economy… in numbers 28/11/2020
- HES launches ‘Traditional Buildings Health Check, Pilot Project Review’ 28/11/2020
- RIBA 2020 Working with Architects Survey, to ‘find out what housing clients really think’: Closes 6/12 28/11/2020
- National Lottery Grants for Heritage resumed, with new interest-free loans 28/11/2020
- Construction Leadership Council spreads its wings… and morphs into something else 28/11/2020
- Dover’s Maison Dieu update: Secures £4.27M from the National Lottery Heritage Fund 28/11/2020
- Don’t forget: Vote by proxy even if joining in the IHBC’s 2020 AGM: ‘Help the IHBC move past the pandemic’ with our historic modernisation! 26/11/2020
- CIAT updates members on IHBC research into England’s LA Conservation Capacity: 50% fall in a decade, with 6% with none! 26/11/2020
- IHBC NewsBlog readers’ update: From the National Metal and Waste Crime Week of Action 26/11/2020
- IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: ‘Chinese ruins transformed into museum’ 26/11/2020
Category Archives: Sector NewsBlog
A report from DCMS on Historic England’s capacity to fulfil its mission more effectively and efficiently – including the statutory purpose to ‘secure the preservation of ancient monuments and historic buildings’ – makes 31 recommendations.
There is growing evidence that being in natural spaces – including those created by front gardens – has a positive effect on mental health, and is also linked to improved cognitive function, greater relaxation, coping with trauma, and alleviating certain … Continue reading
A radical project in east London is putting children and young people at the heart of the debate over liveable communities.
The Churches Conservation Trust’s (CCT’s) Travel Grant award is aimed at young craftspeople with an interest in religious built heritage, and offers up to two awards of between £500 and £1000 , with a closing date of 21 January 2021.
West Dean College Of Arts And Conservation has announced its first blended online and practice-based training in Building Conservation, supported by a grant from Historic England. image: West Dean
Small and medium charities across England get a share of £200m emergency funding from the National Lottery. image: Open Government Licence v3.0
Shanghai residents passing through the city’s eastern Huangpu district in October might have stumbled upon an unusual sight: a ‘walking’ building. An 85-year-old primary school has been lifted off the ground – in its entirety – and relocated using new … Continue reading
Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has published the Traditional Buildings Health Check Pilot Project Review, describing why the project pilot – designed and delivered Stirling City Heritage Trust – was established, how it was delivered and sets out the key findings … Continue reading
RIBA 2020 Working with Architects Survey, to ‘find out what housing clients really think’: Closes 6/12
The RIBA wants to hear from client’s (private and commercial) expectations and experiences from home or housing projects in the past two years, using a survey that takes 10 minutes to complete and closes on 6 December.
The National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) has resumed accepting small and medium project funding applications and launched an interest free loans pilot with new interest-free loans – available for sums between from £50,000 to £250,000 –aimed at organisations looking to … Continue reading
The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has been restructured, transforming its initial purpose and expanding into a multi-layered bureaucracy.
Plans for an £8m revival of the Grade I Listed Maison Dieu in Dover town centre are set to go ahead in 2021 thanks to a £4.27m grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund. image: Dover DC website – Matt … Continue reading
Victorian Society comments ‘should not be brushed aside’ says judge in Birmingham skyscraper challenge
A proposed high-rise development has raised major concerns over the impact on Birmingham’s historic buildings, and the judgment stated that Victorian Society comments ‘should not be brushed aside’!
NCT on ‘The House of Good’ and the value of Churches: Churches are so much more than places of worship
The National Churches Trust (NCT) has published The House of Good, a new report on the value of churches that highlights how ‘Churches are so much more than places of worship’.
Homeowners across England will have until the end of March 2022 to have energy efficiency upgrades to their homes completed through the Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme.
The Royal Town Planning Institute(RTPI) has issues research from across the UK and Ireland into how authorities can measure the outcomes of planning.
Heritage Fund blog update from Ros Kerslake: We’re backing the heritage sector to adapt and thrive again
As everyone around the UK face the challenges of responding to COVID-19 amid varying guidance and restrictions, the Chief Executive of the Heritage Fund, Ros Kerslake, shares The Fund’s latest plans to support the heritage community.
England’s Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG)has issued Guidance for the owners and operators of urban centres and green spaces to help social distancing, that ‘applies in England only and does not impose any legal obligations.’ image: Open … Continue reading
The Heritage Alliance (THA) is currently looking for new Trustees to join its dynamic organisation in February 2021, closing 01/12.
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and King’s College London launch £150,000 Awards for Civic Arts Organisations
The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (UK Branch), in partnership with King’s College London, has opened submissions for a new award that celebrates the civic role of arts organisations in society. image: KCL website
The Welsh Government has given the green light and a further £10M to a major new programme that will transform social housing across Wales, boost the economy and open the door to a new Welsh industry: the Optimised Retrofit Programme … Continue reading
The Wellcome Trust has agreed a £506 million takeover of a London-listed developer that specialises in building huge developments in commuter hotspots on brownfield sites.
The response to England’s Planning White Paper consultation the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has called for the creation of a so called ‘fourth zone’ that would unlock tricky regeneration opportunities that have been blocked by existing planning rules.
FMB & partners: Government misses potential £15Bn economic boost and job creation without VAT relief
The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has called on the Government cut VAT on home improvement works to 5% to boost jobs and stimulate the economy.
Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has awarded funding to eighteen projects across the country. image: HES