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- Support conservation as a climate solution: Volunteers and hosts for IHBC@COP26’s Zoom ‘Conservation Helpdesk+’ still welcome, with guidance now out 15/10/2021
- IHBC responds to Conservation Principles for North Ireland 15/10/2021
- IHBC’s web resource signpost: Quick links and guidance on joining, accreditation and career progress are only a click away! 15/10/2021
- IHBC’s HESPR pick from £43K+ works this week: Charity seeks architect for GII refurb, valued £43K, closing 22/10 15/10/2021
- IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Gateway to historic town centre re-opened following improvement works, as what ‘WAS’ becomes ‘HAZ’ 15/10/2021
- ARB on ‘Modernising architectural education and training’ 15/10/2021
- Department for Levelling Up etc. (DLUHC) on ‘Our Governance’ and Board 15/10/2021
- RICS sets new standards of conduct 15/10/2021
- Scotland’s new Local Place Plans regulations laid in Parliament 15/10/2021
- Elizabeth Tower conservation set to complete in 2022 15/10/2021
- Serious about your staffing plans or career? Stay ahead with ‘IHBC Jobs etc.’, with posts ranging from conservation architects (x2) and Officers (x7+) and seeking Net Zero (HE), Listing (HE) and sustainability skills 12/10/2021
- New Context out, on ‘Conservation leadership by the people’: From Amenity Societies and Wentworth Woodhouse to Kurt Schwitters, Scotland’s Towns, Chester and more 12/10/2021
- Volunteer virtually with IHBC@COP26 on IHBC’s built and historic environment ‘Conservation Helpdesk+’, – because ‘Conserving our Places Conserves our Planet’ 12/10/2021
- IHBC CPD signpost: Gender-Responsive Public Procurement – Can public procurement help solve gender inequality? 12/10/2021
- IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick: Dezeen on the ‘Conference of Trees at COP26’ 12/10/2021
- IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Plans for bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland scrapped – reports 12/10/2021
- The NCT guide to ‘incredible churches in wild landscapes’, with 200+ churches to visit in UK National Parks 12/10/2021
- Record fine issued to London landlord over planning offence 12/10/2021
- Nearly £60m low carbon growth programme approved for Swansea 12/10/2021
- China vows to curb urban demolitions, preserve cultural heritage 12/10/2021
- IHBC members’ on-line ‘inclusive Council’ invites issued: ‘Join in shaping our activities and plans’ – Wed 13 Oct, 1.30PM on 08/10/2021
- Volunteer virtually with IHBC@COP26 on IHBC’s built and historic environment ‘Conservation Helpdesk+’, – because ‘Conserving our Places Conserves our Planet’ 08/10/2021
- IHBC’s HESPR pick from £145K+ works this week: BC seeks governance etc. consultants on heritage project, valued to £25K, closing 25/10 08/10/2021
- IHBC features ‘Heritage from the cemetery’s step’: Paris Court Rules Brancusi’s ‘Kiss’ to stay 08/10/2021
- Boris Johnson pledges no homes will be built on green fields 08/10/2021
Monthly Archives: July 2020
Boulouki, the ‘Itinerant Workshop for the Traditional Building Techniques’, which is dedicated to developing good practices for the safeguarding and dissemination of traditional knowledge cultural heritage in remote areas of Greece, is undertaking a fundraising programme.
IHBC’s Chair highlights concerns over England’s ‘Build Build Build – Proposed Changes to Secondary Legislation’
IHBC Chair David McDonald has registered with England’s Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government the Institute’s serious concerns over how ‘some of the recently announced proposals relating to permitted development rights in planning (PD) may have unforeseen and detrimental … Continue reading
Malcom Airs OBE, IHBC’s PP etc. on ‘… date stones… of Dorchester-on-Thames’, on YouTube: View and boost your ‘Evaluation’ CPD online!
Malcolm Airs OBE, IHBC’s Past President (PP), Past Chair and much more, has helped make a film directed by his son Thom, ‘videographer, photographer and content creator’, about the date stones of Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire: ‘The Hidden Meaning of Date Stones … Continue reading
IHBC’s HESPR pick from £565M+ costed work this week: Infrastructure body seeks solutions-based designs for service hubs, valued £5K-20K, closing 15/09
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’: Massive cash boost for historic derelict Derbyshire railway station
A grant worth hundreds of thousands of pounds has been awarded to repair a historic Derbyshire railway station that is the last of its kind, reports Derbyshire Live.
England’s new planning laws: ‘Full planning applications will not be required to demolish and rebuild unused buildings as homes’
New laws laid in Parliament mean that ‘full planning applications will not be required to demolish and rebuild unused buildings as homes’. image: Open Government Licence v3.0
Oriel College has announced details of the Independent Commission of Inquiry into the Rhodes statue, which will be chaird by Carole Souter CBE, a former Chief Executive of the National Heritage Memorial Fund and current Master of St. Cross College.
The National Trust’s Clandon Park, near Guildford, attracted more than 50,000 visitors a year before a catastrophic blaze in April 2015 caused by a fault, and now the Trust is suing a construction company and a firm of building surveyors … Continue reading
CCC’s report to Parliament says COVID-19 can be an historic turning point in tackling the global climate crisis
Ministers must seize the opportunity to turn the COVID-19 crisis into a defining moment in the fight against climate change, according to the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) Annual Report to Parliament.
‘Ransom strip’ at Edinburgh Accies development goes to appeal after case rejected by judge – Owners surprised at court ruling
Owners of the so-called ransom strip at the controversial Accies development in Stockbridge have lodged an appeal after losing the legal battle over the status of the narrow piece of land.
Warwick District Council is to pay a local wildlife group £1,000 and provide new hibernation boxes for bats after it failed to properly consider the impact a development might have on local wildlife when it approved a planning application said … Continue reading
Working paper update on ‘Measuring economic impact of cultural heritage at territorial level’, from EPSON
The European Spatial Planning Observation Network (EPSON) reports on research into the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, which shows that over 23000 events were organised, reaching more than 12.8 million participants, ‘demonstrating the potential impact that cultural heritage can … Continue reading
Darwin Initiative: applications are now open for a Darwin Fellowship Award which is aimed at building capacity in developing countries with a closing date of 19 January 2021.
IHBC and partners – from POS and CPRE, to RTPI and RIBA – support LGA-led call to ‘Keep planning local’ following ‘BUILD, BUILD, BUILD’ trope
The IHBC has added its name alongside partners from across England in supporting a call led by the Local Government Association (LGA) to ‘urge the UK Government to keep planning in England local’, debunking ‘Any suggestion that planning is a … Continue reading
IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: Dezeen’s ‘Mews houses taking advantage of London’s backstreets’
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
Plans to alter the IBM building on the South Bank have been thrown into doubt after the Government listed the building at Grade II, writes London SE1 News.
ALGAO:UK has published a rapid survey of members to find out how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected the work of archaeological advisors to local authorities (LAs) across the UK.
Theatres, concert halls and live music performance venues to be protected according to new planning rules from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG). image: Open Government Licence v3.0
Some 50 firefighters have been tackling a blaze on Blackpool’s Central Pier.
CPRE has set out its vision to regenerate the countryside and ourselves – and says the government’s plans make a mockery of its ‘so-called green recovery’. image: for illustration purposes only Open Government Licence v3.0
The National Trust has responded to the Prime Minister’s speech concerning recovery plans, advocating a ‘build back better’ approach that ‘will only happen if the Government ‘takes this opportunity to think differently, embraces a genuinely holistic approach to recovery and … Continue reading
New guidance, part of a suite from Scottish Government, is intended for museums, galleries and heritage attractions as they reopen.
Network Rail launches competition to shape Britain’s future railway stations: Registration ends 11 September
The competition from Network Rail and RIBA Competitions will give architects, engineers and designers the chance to improve the travel experience for the millions of passengers who use Britain’s railway, and leave a lasting legacy on station design, with closing … Continue reading
Daphne Jackson Fellowships – for research after career breaks – are now available to Arts and Humanities researchers
The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) has announced that Daphne Jackson Fellowships – that offer male and female academics the opportunity to return to research following a career break of two years or more when taken for family, caring … Continue reading
New report from The Wildlife Trusts shows how investing in nature would reap big dividends in tackling climate crisis.