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- IHBC regrets Liverpool’s loss of WHS status: Notes ‘huge disappointment’ and need to ‘see what lessons there are…’ 23/07/2021
- IHBC, IEMA & CIfA launch joint Principles of Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment (PCHIA) 23/07/2021
- REMINDER – IHBC’s Gus Astley Student Awards close 31 JULY: Win £500 and a place on IHBC’s 2022 Aberdeen School with your built environment/heritage coursework 23/07/2021
- IHBC update: New SAHBG-IHBC Research Award closing date of 31/07 – Celebrate the ‘quality of architectural-historical research… in heritage and conservation practice’ 23/07/2021
- IHBC’s HESPR pick from £144.5K+ costed works this week: National body seeks researcher for inclusion strategy, closing 23/08, valued £15K-20K 23/07/2021
- IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Manchester council threatened with legal challenge over ‘support’ for skyscraper – before consultation ended 23/07/2021
- England’s National Planning Policy Framework revised 23/07/2021
- ‘Vision for building beautiful places’ in England, &‘banish ugly developments and deliver?beautiful…’: Office for Place, NPPF and Design Code 23/07/2021
- RIBA reintroduces adapted Climate Challenge report and introduces voluntary performance targets 23/07/2021
- AHRC ‘scoping culture and heritage capital research’: Closing 10/08 23/07/2021
- Call for arts and humanities experts to evaluate Horizon Europe applications: Open 2021-27 23/07/2021
- REMINDER CLOSING 31 JULY: Win £500 and a place on IHBC’s 2022 Aberdeen School with your built environment/heritage coursework – IHBC’s Gus Astley Student Awards 2021 20/07/2021
- IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick: First viewing of Paul McTernan’s Brighton 2021 School taster clip, on ‘Repurposing… the High Street’ 20/07/2021
- Via IHBC HESPR’s Donald Insall Associates, HE, NT & more: Grosvenor on how (properly) making historic buildings energy efficient ‘…could reduce UK buildings’ emissions by 5%’ 20/07/2021
- IHBC features ‘Heritage from the (beyond the) doorstep’: Shrewsbury house filled with concrete foam to save it from collapse – it’s not Narnia either… 20/07/2021
- Cardiff‘s new Council on ‘Capital Ambition – Our continuing commitments for Cardiff’ 20/07/2021
- Government promotes new apps to simplify extension application process for homeowners 20/07/2021
- HE Planning Bulletin: Recent and forthcoming developments in planning from a heritage perspective 20/07/2021
- Council chiefs launch campaign to ‘Build Back Local’ 20/07/2021
- Tighter payment rules to small firms come into force 20/07/2021
- Construction groups unite with proposed new carbon reporting rules consultation 20/07/2021
- Brighton 2021: Day School webinar ‘taster clips’ now out to savour & share, with delegate recordings due soon; Non-delegate access to main sessions @£10+VAT each (when ready)! 16/07/2021
- IHBC sponsors COTAC Conference: ‘Developing the skills, training, and expertise for the challenges ahead’ – 23/24 November 16/07/2021
- IHBC welcomes joint IHBC, IEMA and CIfA ‘Principles of Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment in the UK’: Launch 20/07, 12.30-1.30 16/07/2021
- New IHBC ‘CPD Priority’ programme virtual event: Ian Hume on ‘Conservation Engineering’, 28-29 September, from £20 for members, with bursaries too! 16/07/2021
Category Archives: Sector NewsBlog
The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), which sets out government’s planning policies for England and how these are expected to be applied, has been revised. image: for illustration purposes only – Open Government Licence v3.0
‘Vision for building beautiful places’ in England, &‘banish ugly developments and deliver?beautiful…’: Office for Place, NPPF and Design Code
A range of measures for England has been launched to improve communities’ infrastructure, champion neighbourhood design, and support walking and cycling to boost health and wellbeing, and includes a new Office for Place to ‘banish ugly developments and deliver?beautiful, green … Continue reading
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has reintroduced an adapted Climate Challenge Report (V.2) and developed voluntary targets for operational energy use etc. to form the basis of the 2030 Climate Challenge, as linked to a news feature on … Continue reading
The AHRC and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport are looking for project teams to apply for funding to identify future questions for culture and heritage research, closing 10 August.
The European Union Institutions appoint external experts to assist in the evaluation of grant applications, projects and tenders, and to provide opinions and advice in specific cases, and UK arts and humanities researchers are sought for the evaluation of Horizon … Continue reading
Capital Ambition, Cardiff’s new administration’s five-year plan for the city, outlines the council’s vision for Cardiff to become a leading city on the world stage.
Two new web apps will help homeowners improve and extend their homes making the extension application process easier to navigate, writes Government UK. image: Open Government Licence v3.0
The new Historic England (HE) Planning Bulletin highlights some of the recent and forthcoming developments in planning from a heritage perspective.
Local authority leaders have insisted that the Government must guarantee long-term investment for local services in order to ensure the country’s economic and social recovery after the pandemic. image for illustration purposes only
Reforms to the Prompt Payment Code covering small businesses come into force today requiring payment times to be cut from 60 days to 30 days. image for illustration purposes only
New international cost management (ICMS) reporting standards published for consultation urge professionals to report and measure carbon in developments.
An innovative online tool has been launched to provide the construction industry with greater clarity and understanding of future public sector construction projects to be delivered across Scotland.
20 organisations in England will benefit from £60 million to protect our national heritage for future generations. image: Public Bodies Infrastructure Fund – Royal Armouries, Leeds – Open Government Licence v3.0
Government reports that the Building Safety Bill will set out a clear pathway for the future on how residential buildings should be constructed and maintained.
Meeting net zero in London and the UK’s Core Cities could bring up to £330bn of investment into the UK, new analysis by the UK Cities Climate Investment Commission has revealed. image: Local Government website
The SPAB is seeking to recruit Fellows & Scholars, closing 14 September and 12 October respectively.
The legality of the government’s second Road Investment Strategy (RIS2) will be determined during a two day High Court hearing.
Precast specialist JP Concrete has signed a supply deal with a pioneering Dutch firm to offer self-healing concrete in the UK.
London, Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle & Cardiff to see £322M a month lost in spending with long-term hybrid working plans
New research calculates that the pandemic has resulted in £11.9 billion of displaced city centre spending, as many workers left offices for homeworking, with cities set to see employment hub spending drop £322M a month.
3rd Annual Exhibition of Stone Carving and Stonemasonry for Worshipful Company of Masons’ Craft Fund – EOI due 31/07
Supporting and promoting the use of stone and the training of young stonemasons, the Third Annual Exhibition of work by stone masons and stone carvers will take place at Gallery Different from 15– 20 November, with Expressions of Interest due … Continue reading
A panel of experts who gathered to discuss how the construction industry will meet zero-emissions targets through Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) have called on the government to introduce a sustainable supply chain legislation. image: for illustration purposes only – … Continue reading
Naomi Korn Associates have created a digital guide to provide information on best practice when it comes to managing or supervising volunteers.
A petition from Molly Scott Cato – the Green Party’s finance spokesperson – on the Downing Street website calls on the government to remove VAT on refurbishment projects and raise VAT on non-Passivhaus new-build construction to 20 per cent, with … Continue reading
Robert Jenrick confirms a ‘higher threshold’ for article 4 directions that restrict permitted development rights
Secretary of State Robert Jenrick has announced a new ‘higher threshold’ for the use of article 4 directions, including being used only ‘to avoid wholly unacceptable adverse impacts’ or ‘to protect local amenity or the well-being of the area’, and … Continue reading
The National Energy Foundation (NEF) has launched the UK’s first verification scheme for home retrofits. image: for illustration purposes only