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- IHBC submits response to ‘Parliament Restoration and Renewal’ plans review 11/08/2020
- IHBC welcomes 8th Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival 11/08/2020
- IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: Government rules out VAT reduction on domestic work, from Building 11/08/2020
- IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Heritage group to spend £120k to restore Martello Tower 11/08/2020
- IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: PLBC granted for Dover’s Maison Dieu restoration 11/08/2020
- IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Edme’s old factory buildings in Mistley saved from demolition 11/08/2020
- New Parliamentary inquiry: Supporting our high streets after Covid-19, closes 14/09 11/08/2020
- New uses for Northern Ireland’s oldest surviving synagogue 11/08/2020
- District council wins legal battle after planning inspector miscalculated its housing land supply 11/08/2020
- Apply for the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Closes 9 September 11/08/2020
- Dismantling planning system will lead to failure of building agenda, warns RTPI 11/08/2020
- Church Monuments Society biennial prize Essay competition 11/08/2020
- Council to consult on the ‘appropriateness’ of some monuments and street names 11/08/2020
- Design Council launches report on ‘what people need from their homes’, for 2030 11/08/2020
- IHBC on England’s ‘Planning for the future’: Aspects to be cautiously welcomed but alarm over local plan proposals founded more on legacy of prejudice than power of evidence 08/08/2020
- IHBC Recognised CPD Provider ESC update for ‘Energy Efficiency for Traditional Buildings’ course dates 08/08/2020
- IHBC’s HESPR pick from £5.6+ costed works this week: National cultural body calls for PM etc. services, closing 28/08, valued £1.5-£5M 08/08/2020
- IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Scottish capital’s historic observatory set to be transformed into artistic retreat 08/08/2020
- IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: From empty shops to ‘vibrant’ restaurants, as the Lowestoft Masterplan reinvigorates the town 08/08/2020
- IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Crowdfunder launched to aid legal challenge bid over Manston airport development consent 08/08/2020
- Government rules out VAT reduction on domestic work: Could cost the exchequer £6Bn annually 08/08/2020
- Trustee vacancies at Architectural Heritage Fund (x2): includes conservation, architectural history skills etc., closing 24 August 08/08/2020
- Hundreds of employers sign up for Construction Leadership Council’s Talent Retention Scheme 08/08/2020
- Grand Bequest: Could this new app be the key to saving Edinburgh’s crumbling and at-risk historic buildings? 08/08/2020
- Suffolk Coast and Heaths: England’s first ‘beauty extension’ since 1991 08/08/2020
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.