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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
Daily Archives: 03/07/2020
David McDonald, Chair of the IHBC, has explored the challenges of responding to members’ Continuing Professional Development (CPD) during lockdown, as part of Historic England’s (HE) Heritage Online Debate series examining ‘The Impact of Covid-19 on the Heritage Sector’, guest … Continue reading
Historic England (HE) has released its new concise replacement practice guidance on ‘Enabling Development and Heritage Assets’ (GPA4), as IHBC Chair David McDonald highlights the application.
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
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
For the Local Government Lawyer Ruchi Parekh highlights the legal framework and some of the issues that councils will need to consider before amending their street names or removing statues.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced the most radical reforms to England’s planning system since the Second World War, making it ‘easier to build better homes where people want to live’. image: Open Government Licence v3.0
The Prime Minister is right to call for ‘build, build, build’ but not let’s not forget the need to repair, repair repairs, says the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) in its response to the government’s boost to infrastructure funding. image: … Continue reading
Measures to help the construction industry boost building and return to work safely will be introduced this week including extension of planning permission deadlines.
Planning powers could be shifted from local authorities to development corporations as part of a planned economic stimulus package. image: for illustration purposes only – Open Government Licence v3.0
CPRE, the countryside charity, argues that, as calls grow for more cuts to the rules for planning and developing, the hazards of rushing towards deregulation are substantial as ‘It’s already far too easy to build poor quality homes.’ image: for … Continue reading
Historic England’s Planning Bulletin for June outlines impacts on Permitted Development Rights (PDRs) linked to new planning regulations.
Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has published the findings of research into the impact of COVID-19 on Scotland’s heritage sector, coinciding with the first meeting of the COVID Historic Environment Resilience Forum (CHERF), itself focussed practical steps to tackle the immediate … Continue reading
International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) was created on 23 June 2014 by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) to celebrate its 95th anniversary and to focus attention on the great opportunities for women in engineering. Within a short time, the … Continue reading
Berkeley Group’s Chief Executive Rob Perrins has paid tribute to the Group’s founder and Chairman, Tony Pidgley CBE.
Farnham has been awarded the prestigious World Craft City status by the World Craft Council.