Category Archives: Sector NewsBlog

New Strategy for Oldham’s Textile Mills Launched by Oldham Council

Oldham Council has published its Mills Strategy (March 2022) setting out how these historic textile buildings can play an important part in the future of the borough. image: Oldham Council website

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Canal partnership helping to drive regeneration of North Glasgow

Glasgow City Council has been given an update on the progress of the Glasgow Canal Regeneration Partnership (GCRP), in particular the Canal Action Plan for 2021-26, and to seek support for further work related to project delivery. image: for illustration … Continue reading

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Climate Heritage Network 2021 Annual Report: Mobilising Culture for Climate Action

The Annual Report of the Climate Heritage Network describes the work of CHN members around the world in 2021 to mobilise arts, culture and heritage for climate action.

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Plans in for Salford 90m ‘green boulevard in the sky’

Plans have gone in for a vital piece of infrastucture to push forward the £2.5bn, 240-acre Crescent regeneration in Salford. image: Jessie Hey, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

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UK launches UNESCO World Heritage Sites – UK Tentative List Review Consultation: Seeks expert input with EOIs by 6 May

The UK Government is preparing a new Tentative List of natural, cultural and mixed sites for potential nomination for inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List, to be submitted to UNESCO later this year, with a view to putting forward … Continue reading

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Government publishes green paper to help it achieve nature goals

New, long-term environmental targets have been announced by the government, as a ‘a cornerstone of the government’s Environment Act’. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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Civic Voice: England’s National Civic Day, celebrating civic pride, on 18 June 2022

Civic Voice has announced ‘National Civic Day’ on 18 June as part of a platform for community groups to celebrate where they live with pride.

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New developments must start with net zero and nature recovery, says RTPI and RSPB

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) are calling for a new generation of design codes, which puts net zero, nature recovery and equality in planning and development. image: RTPI website

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Scottish Parliamentary Committee publishes report on draft NPF4

Following public consultation on Scotland’s draft National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4) the Scottish Parliament Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee has published its report.

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Oliver Architecture wins Victorian Society Birmingham and West Midlands 2021 Conservation Award

The Birmingham & West Midlands group of the Victorian Society has named Oliver Architecture as the winner of the 2021 Conservation Award for its restoration of the Argent Centre in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. image: Victorian Society website

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IHBC’s ‘Amenity’ signpost: London Historic Buildings Trust appoints Laura Crossley as Director

The London Historic Buildings Trust (LHBT) is delighted to have announced the appointment of Dr. Laura Crossley as its Director.

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European Heritage Heads Forum statement on Ukraine

  The Secretariat  to the European Heritage Heads Forum – an informal, professional and expert network for national heritage heads – has has coordinated its declaration of solidarity and support for Ukraine’s cultural heritage institutions.

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Nominations sought for UK’s next Unesco world heritage sites

Heritage Minister Nigel Huddleston has launched the call for new nominations, hailing the ‘transformative impact’ of the status. image: Steve Neal / Flow country – Commons Wikimedia

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AHF and HES to support community access to early-stage heritage regeneration funding

A renewed partnership between the Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) and Historic Environment Scotland (HES) will support community access to early-stage heritage regeneration funding. image: AHF

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THA published its new Heritage Alliance 2021-26 Strategy

The Heritage Alliance (THA) has published its new Heritage Alliance 2021-26 Strategy, focusing efforts as an organisation on four interrelated strategic objectives: Advocacy, Communication & Connecting, Insight and Sustainability & Resilience. image: THA

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IPCC report ‘Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change’ published

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC) has published its latest report ‘Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change’, which indicates that… ‘we can halve emissions by 2030’. image: for illustration purposes only – Open Government Licence V3.0

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SAVE report on ‘Departing Stores’: Stores face existential crisis from ‘pandemic and rapidly changing shopping patterns’

This new report ‘Departing Stores: Emporia at Risk’ from SAVE Britain’s Heritage documents some of the country’s finest examples, the threats they face, and what can be done to rescue and reinvent them for the 21st century.

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NHIG invites blacksmiths with 5 years experience to join pilot run of accreditation scheme

The National heritage Ironwork Group (NHIG) has invited blacksmiths with at least five years of practical experience to consider joining a pilot run of its proposed accreditation scheme in May 2022. image: NHIG

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IHBC’s Construction signpost: Construction industry professionals react to Spring Budget 2022

Rishi Sunak Chancellor of the Exchequer has delivered the Spring Budget 2022, announcing a new tax plan to ease the rising cost of living, and construction industry professionals share their thoughts via Construction Buzz. image: for illustration purposes only – … Continue reading

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UK City of Culture 2025 shortlist revealed

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has revealed the four places shortlisted for the prestigious UK City of Culture 2025 title and the winner will be announced in May. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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Charles Wagner IHBC presented with the SPAB’s Esher Award 2021

Charles Wagner IHBC is the winner of the 2021 Esher Award, which honours his outstanding contribution to building conservation and the work of the SPAB. image: SPAB Chair Nichola Tasker presented the award at the AGM in December 2021. Credit: … Continue reading

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Historic England Launches new map revealing a century of England from the air

On 22 March 2022, Historic England launched its new Aerial Photography Explorer – which for the first time allows users to search and explore an online map showing aerial photographs of England over the past 100 years. image: HE

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Take part in Heritage Open Days (HOD) 9-18/09/22 – Register your event now!

How to get involved in Heritage Open Days – To join the amazing network of local organisers across the country, register with us online. If you get stuck at any point we’re only a phone call or an email away.

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Decade of development ‘has saved Edinburgh’s built heritage’

Only two Category ‘A’ listed buildings will remain ‘at risk’ in Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site once current or planned restoration work is complete – down 14 from a decade ago – according to new figures released today by the City … Continue reading

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£1.5M boost for historic churches from the Heritage Stimulus Fund

A £1.5 million funding boost for historic churches comes from the Heritage Stimulus Fund, part of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund aimed at supporting local economies and jobs across the country.

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