Daily Archives: 08/12/2023

New Context out, on working with glass, with NW Branch conference update and much more

The new issue of the IHBC’s members’ journal, Context No. 177, explores how we can work with glass, with topics that range from Manchester Cathedral’s stained glass to the long reign of Vitrolite, alongside more including our regular features and … Continue reading

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IHBC issues ‘… Research for Practice Digest No. 3 – Connecting conservation research and professional practice – with new features too

The third issue of the new IHBC Research for Practice Digest has been issued to key networks and subscribers – sign up HERE – with this issue featuring a profile Ataa Alsalloum and her work at the Liverpool School of … Continue reading

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IHBC seeks paid expert leads for priority new topics in Branch CPD training: ‘Fire Protection’, ‘Enforcement’ and ‘Placemaking & Design Codes’: Closing 6 January 2024

The IHBC is seeking ‘expressions of interest’ from nationally recognised lead conservation experts in three new priority areas: ‘Fire Protection & Regulations’, ‘Enforcement’, and ‘Placemaking & Design Codes’ as it expands the IHBC Branch CPD training pilot, which funds locally … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £468K works: NPA seeks energy/architecture contractor for village project, closing 29/12, to £59+K

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance service – emails members regular ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and the IHBC Director’s pick this week features the call from a National Park Authority for … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Developer ordered to recreate demolished East Yorkshire pub builds it ‘without a bar or cellar’

Developer Wayne Low was ordered to faithfully rebuild the Travellers Rest in Long Riston after illegally tearing down the vacant pub, HullLive reports.

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England’s Chief Planning Officer: Increased Planning Fees from 6 December 2023, in summary

Chief Planning Officer, Joanna Averley, in the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLHUC) has summarised the increase in Planning Fees from 6 December 2023 to ‘facilitate increased investment in the Planning Service and to lead to an improved … Continue reading

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HES Chief Executive Alex Paterson resigns

After over seven years as Chief Executive of Historic Environment Scotland (HES), Alex Paterson has made the decision to move on to new things and has resigned. image: HES

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Grand coalition formed to create a ‘Northern Creative Corridor’

On Tuesday 14 November local leaders across the North of England alongside some of the leading figures in the creative industries, have come together to commit to developing a ‘Northern Creative Corridor’ (NCC). image for illustration – Open Government Licence … Continue reading

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CITB announces £3m support for Homebuilding Sector and Skills Plan to recruit and train workers

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is investing £3m over the next two years to support the Homebuilding Sector Skills Plan as members from the homebuilding sector ‘have worked together to develop a Sector Plan recruit and train the workforce … Continue reading

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HSE publishes annual work-related ill health and injury statistics for 2022/23 and reports 55% increase in construction fatalities

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published annual work-related ill health and injury statistics for 2022/23, and reports 55% increase in construction fatalities, and nearly 2M workers reported suffering from work-related ill health.

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HES publishes non statutory guidance notes on Fire and Historic Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has published non-statutory guidance ‘Managing Change in the Historic Environment: Fire and Historic Buildings’.

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