Daily Archives: 15/09/2020

IHBC’s new Home Page launched: Prioritising non-specialist users while continuing our familiar menu – but refresh your browser to get the refreshed service!

The IHBC is piloting a new web Home Page to make it easier for non-specialist users and clients to access our support and guidance – including our HESPR list of businesses and our accredited members – while also keeping familiar … Continue reading

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IHBC’s latest ‘CPD Circular’ now out! From England’s planning White Paper to Retrofit, IHBC trustees shape sector policy, practice, and more

The IHBC has issued its latest ‘CPD Circular’, with post-lockdown event planning content that includes the IHBC’s own Continuing Professional Development (CPD) support, the ‘IHBC Recognised CPD Providers’ CPD service, with content from across the sector that, naturally, includes plenty of … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: ‘Architects may face revalidation every five years’, from RIBA via BD

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, with notices from across the development sector’s publications, and this week features the … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Two of Britain’s first public toilets for women given protected status

While the UK saw a boom in the building of public loos from the 1850s onwards, the vast majority were strictly for men, which prompted a campaign for facilities to be provided for women, as reported by INews following new … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Conservation ‘Flushing’ dream house refurbishment plans

Plans have been unveiled for the renovation of a £2.75 million waterfront property which has been described as a ‘dream house’, reports The Falmouth Packet.

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Four in ten homes granted planning permission go unbuilt, research shows

The backlog of unbuilt homes that have been granted planning permission has grown by 100,00 in the last year, new research has revealed. image: LocalGov

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HES welcomes £21M+ extra funding and grant support

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has welcomed confirmation of an additional £21.3 million funding from the Scottish Government (SG) to help manage the impacts of COVID-19.

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Crown Commercial Services launches SME Customer Engagement Survey

Crown Commercial Services has launched an SME Customer Engagement Survey to shape its commercial expertise in ways that can help buyers across central government, public and third sectors access and assist SMEs take up the usage of CCS services.

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Planning Portal on ‘New Prior Approvals’ and Use Class changes

The Planning Portal has outlined how recent legislative updates from Government introduce a further 6 specific types of permitted development (each requiring a ‘Prior Approval’ application), set a fee to most of the new prior approval application types, and usher … Continue reading

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LGA and UKSSD launch Sustainable Development Guide for councils as ‘Local government can play a key role in driving a sustainable recovery…’

The Local Government Association and the UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development in July launched a guide to help councils engage with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at a time when many are starting to re-think the role of … Continue reading

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YFCC Appoints Carole Milner as Trustee

The York Foundation for Conservation & Craftsmanship (YFCC), the charitable arm of the YCCC, has appointed experienced paintings conservator and founding Chair of the Institute of Conservation, Carole Milner, as a trustee.

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New building game ‘Townscaper’ allows users to build their own city, courtesy of Steam

Townscaper is a new building game that allows users to create their own town, in a very simple way, with elements rising from a digital sea as they click. With no goal apart from the design aspect, this video game, … Continue reading

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