Category Archives: Sector NewsBlog

SGSAH new research opportunities align practice and research: Collaborative Doctoral Awards – Partner Organisations, deadline 5/10

The Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities (SGSAH) has introduced a new range of research opportunities to align research more closely with practice, as the Collaborative Doctoral Awards scheme offers options for ideas generated by industry partners to be … Continue reading

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Denmark’s 300-year-old homes of the future

On Læsø, houses are thatched with thick, heavy bundles of silvery seaweed that have the potential to be a contemporary building material around the world.

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Four in ten homes granted planning permission go unbuilt, research shows

The backlog of unbuilt homes that have been granted planning permission has grown by 100,00 in the last year, new research has revealed. image: LocalGov

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HES welcomes £21M+ extra funding and grant support

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has welcomed confirmation of an additional £21.3 million funding from the Scottish Government (SG) to help manage the impacts of COVID-19.

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Crown Commercial Services launches SME Customer Engagement Survey

Crown Commercial Services has launched an SME Customer Engagement Survey to shape its commercial expertise in ways that can help buyers across central government, public and third sectors access and assist SMEs take up the usage of CCS services.

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Planning Portal on ‘New Prior Approvals’ and Use Class changes

The Planning Portal has outlined how recent legislative updates from Government introduce a further 6 specific types of permitted development (each requiring a ‘Prior Approval’ application), set a fee to most of the new prior approval application types, and usher … Continue reading

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LGA and UKSSD launch Sustainable Development Guide for councils as ‘Local government can play a key role in driving a sustainable recovery…’

The Local Government Association and the UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development in July launched a guide to help councils engage with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at a time when many are starting to re-think the role of … Continue reading

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YFCC Appoints Carole Milner as Trustee

The York Foundation for Conservation & Craftsmanship (YFCC), the charitable arm of the YCCC, has appointed experienced paintings conservator and founding Chair of the Institute of Conservation, Carole Milner, as a trustee.

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New building game ‘Townscaper’ allows users to build their own city, courtesy of Steam

Townscaper is a new building game that allows users to create their own town, in a very simple way, with elements rising from a digital sea as they click. With no goal apart from the design aspect, this video game, … Continue reading

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England’s HOD opens: Explore the places and spaces on your doorstep – and further afield

Thousands of volunteers across the country invite the public to experience local history, architecture and culture, all for free, through Heritage Open Days (HODs), from 11-20 September, and for the first time in its history it will feature online events … Continue reading

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Wales: Cultural Recovery Fund launches14/09

On 1 September, the Welsh Government announced the Cultural Recovery Fund — an £18.5 million fund to support the Welsh cultural sector’s recovery from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, to launch on 14 September and close on 30 September … Continue reading

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Joe O’Donnell appointed new Director of the Victorian Society 

The Victorian Society has announced that Joe O’Donnell will be its new Director, in succession to Christopher Costelloe.

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BEFS/HES ‘CHERF’: Call for Ideas, by 21/09

The BEFS-HES partnership ‘CHERF’ initiative  – the COVID [19] Historic Environment Resilience Forum – is looking for ideas on structural / strategic solutions that could fundamentally change the heritage landscape for the better. image: BEFS website

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Heritage Funding Directory Revitalised!

The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) the Heritage Alliance (THA) have announced the launch of a revitalised Heritage Funding Directory.

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Construction bodies urge local authorities to commit to CLOCS

Construction industry leaders of the UK’s biggest professional and trade bodies have written to the chief executives of all local authorities across Britain as well as the 25 metro mayors, urging them to sign up to the Construction Logistics and … Continue reading

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Wiki Loves Monuments UK is part of the world’s largest photo contest: Open to all, September only

During September 2020 we welcome submissions of high-quality images of UK listed buildings and scheduled monuments.

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Parliamentary APPG ‘Suburban Taskforce’ first phase call for evidence, on ‘Outer Boroughs of London’, closing 2 October

The Cross-Party Suburban Taskforce All-Party Parliamentary Group has announced a ‘Call for Evidence’, open until 2 October 2020, with the taskforce having a particular focus on the Outer Boroughs of London in the first phase of research.

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Scotland’s NPF4 ‘Call for ideas’: Analysis of responses

Independent analysis of responses to the call for ideas to inform the preparation of a new National Planning Framework (NPF), launched in January 2020, is now available.

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The Use of Face Coverings in Construction during Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Construction employers have asked the CLC for guidance on the use of face coverings in response to coronavirus to help provide a consistent approach across the industry.

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RSA report ‘Heritage for inclusive growth’ published

The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce(RSA) recently published a report on ‘Heritage for Inclusive Growth’ which shows the scale of the ‘missed opportunity’ if we continue to separate heritage policymaking and economic policymaking.

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Parliamentary report on ‘Impact of Covid-19 on DCMS Sectors’ published

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee says Covid-19 crisis presents biggest threat to UK’s cultural infrastructure, institutions and workforce in a generation. image: Parliamentary copyright images are reproduced with the permission of Parliament

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BEFS shares CHERF Report on consequences for heritage of COVID-19

Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS) has shared the report of the Covid Historic Environment Resilience Forum(CHERF), indicating the three clear messages which arose from discussion namely relevance exclusion and localism.

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Legally binding targets to help ‘build back greener’

The Government is setting out how it will underpin key environmental commitments with legally binding targets, including for air quality, water, waste and biodiversity. image: for illustration purposes only – Open Government Licence v3.0

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NI’s £800K ‘Access and Inclusion Programme’ launched

Communities Minister for Northern Ireland (NI) Carál Ní Chuilín and its Rural Minister Edwin Poots today jointly launched this year’s Access and Inclusion Programme. image: Department for Communities NI

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Researchers to develop online remote building inspection platform

Researchers at the University of Strathclyde have received funding to develop an online platform for remote building inspection.

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