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- DBW highlights IHBC-ALGAO:UK partnership to12.5+K registered users across construction & development: Promoting LAs in conservation and the HE 07/07/2020
- IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: Contractor’s COVID-19 tests positive for 53% 07/07/2020
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Weston’s Birnbeck Pier could have new owner as Council consider CPO 07/07/2020
- BEFS highlights lack of R&M in ‘Economy for Scotland: Report’ despite advocacy 07/07/2020
- RIAS Elects Youngest Ever Candidate as President 07/07/2020
- Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS) and partners awarded £0.5M by NLHF for ‘building the resilience of the heritage sector’ 07/07/2020
- Historic Houses on 70th Anniversary of the Gowers Report 07/07/2020
- Scotland’s free resource to help UK construction sector attract more women into industry 07/07/2020
- Nominations for 7 Most Endangered 2021 programme closes 7 September: ‘Let’s save Europe’s endangered heritage sites together’, says Europa Nostra 07/07/2020
- Scotland invests £78m to help construction sector return to work 07/07/2020
- MPs are asked for views on £4bn Parliament restoration plan 07/07/2020
- AA director loses two votes of no confidence 07/07/2020
- IHBC Chair reports on your institute ‘Promoting CPD During Lockdown’ via HE 03/07/2020
- IHBC highlights demand for HE’s new & concise guidance on ‘Enabling Development…’ (‘GPA 4’) 03/07/2020
- IHBC’s HESPR pick this week from £23.8M+ costed works: English DC seeks Landscape Architects for urban works, closing 27 July, valued £25-50K 03/07/2020
- IHBC CPD Boost: Local Government Lawyer on amending street names and removing statues 03/07/2020
- PM announces England’s ‘Build, Build, Build’ strategy to beat the pandemic 03/07/2020
- Build, Build, Build Needs Repair, Repair, Repair, says FMB 03/07/2020
- Jenrick on England’s building and coronavirus recovery 03/07/2020
- England’s councils’ planning powers under threat 03/07/2020
- Don’t let planning deregulation lead to poor quality housing, says CPRE 03/07/2020
- HE on new PDRs: The essential detail, from their Planning Bulletin 03/07/2020
- COVID-19 survey shows ‘significant’ impact on Scotland’s heritage sector 03/07/2020
- International Women in Engineering Day 2020 03/07/2020
- Tony Pidgley CBE, 1947-2020: ‘a man always ahead of the game’! 03/07/2020
Monthly Archives: May 2020
IHBC’s Virtual School, #IHBCVirtualSchool2020, times not convenient? Delegate recordings support ‘CPD when suits’, explore planning for people and places, around a global pandemic (from only £15+VAT)
If you cannot make the IHBC’s 2020 Virtual School ‘Old Towns | New Futures’… Reflections and Speculations from a Global Pandemic, on 19 June, remember that delegates still get great value (from only £15+VAT) with recordings to review for CPD … Continue reading
A substantial contribution to case law has been made in the context of a Supreme Court judgment relating to a pair of Grade II (GII) listed lead urns on pedestals at Idlicote House, Shipston-on-Stour, also listed GII, that had been … Continue reading
IHBC welcomes BEFS’ new ‘COVID Historic Environment Response Forum’ (CHERF), chaired by Prof Ian Baxter
The IHBC has welcomed the new initiative by BEFS to consolidate and lead responses to the pandemic in Scotland’s built heritage sector through its new COVID-19 Historic Environment Response Forum (CHERF), chaired by Prof Ian Baxter, a member of the … Continue reading
The IHBC has submitted a response to the Historic England (HE) consultation on Tall Buildings
IHBC’s HESPR pick this week from £1.1M+ costed works: Council seeks Design Review Panel support, valued £450K, closing 23 June
The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services working to the IHBC’s standards – emails its members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and the IHBC Director’s top pick this … Continue reading
IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Protection for Hepworth studio helps shine light on Wakefield, says Pontefract… Express
A studio owned by Wakefield’s Dame Barbara Hepworth has been granted a new protected status.
IHBC CPD boost: Mainstream commercial property values, for BPTs and other heritage property bodies, via DBW
In times of economic uncertainty, selling a commercial property can be more difficult and the summary and tips via Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) – the construction industry knowledge base and host platform for the IHBC’s own Conservation Wiki – may … Continue reading
Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has published preliminary findings from its research into the impact of COVID-19 on the country’s heritage sector.
England’s Culture Secretary has announced representatives from the arts, cultural and sporting worlds who will join a new taskforce aimed at helping getting the country’s recreation and leisure sector up and running again.
The UK had lifestyle and business operating restrictions imposed on 23 March 2020, which have had a significant impact on the planning and construction industries, as now reviewed in a report from the Planning Portal. image: for illustration purposes only … Continue reading
In partnership with the Planning Advisory Service (PAS), planning consultancy Lichfields has developed a ‘live tracker on how Councils are working through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond’.
BDP’s £4 billion refurbishment of the Houses of Parliament could be shelved in favour of a downsized scheme, media has reported. image: Parliamentary copyright images are reproduced with the permission of Parliament
Thanks to today’s technology, the Royal Parks can now offer a virtual tour of the Crystal Palace.
#IHBCVirtualSchool2020 CPD Speaker Spotlight: Kris Declercq, Mayor of Roeselare, Belgium, and lead in local High Street renewal, on ‘Government’
Kris Declercq, Mayor of the city of Roeselare (Belgium), will explore the place of government in his ‘OLD TOWNS | NEW FUTURES’ IHBC 2020 School topic on 19 June, so to better understand his role School delegates can explore his … Continue reading
IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: Milan seeks designs for social distancing devices
The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services working to the IHBC’s standards – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, including notices gleaned from across the development sector’s … Continue reading
A Charter has been co-produced by the government and the Home Building Federation that commits signatories to safe working whilst COVID-19 remains prevalent.
IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 72: Planning Portal report – Application submissions fall in England and Wales
The Planning Portal has released a report about the impact of COVID-19 on planning applications, its first Planning Market Insight Report.
IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 73: VisitBritain launches campaign ‘Showing love for Great Britain’ for planning post COVID-19
VisitBritain has launched a marketing strategy to get people talking positively about visiting once the COVID-19 crisis has come to an end, and has invited everyone to join the conversation.
The Construction Leadership Council has recently published an updated Site Operating Procedures – SOP v4 – which replaces SOP v3, which is now withdrawn.
IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Inspector refuses plan to turn part of listed Beverley shop into a home
A planning inspector has dismissed an appeal to turn part of a 150-year-old shop on one of East Yorkshire’s most ‘architecturally fascinating’ streets into private residential use, writes The Yorkshire Post, saying it would undermine the town centre’s ‘vitality and … Continue reading
Vandals have been defacing a historic grotto in the grounds of Oldway Mansion at Paignton, including painting on the walls and starting fires, reports Devon Live.
The remains of a rare 19th Century dock built for Charles Darwin’s ship HMS Beagle has been recognised as a site of national importance, the BBC reports.
The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has called on the government to urgently issue planning guidance to prevent unnecessary delays to development and knock-on effects to the economy further down the line.
The Pen Museum in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter is at risk of facing closure due to COVID-19 unless funds are raised to keep its doors open to the public.
The Planning Awards’ shortlist has been announced, with presentations to take place on 24 September 2020 in London.