Last edited 13 Jan 2018

Conservation articles and news

IHBC President reminds on nominations for 2018 Marsh Awards – closing 28 Feb

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IHBC President David McDonald is encouraging members to consider nominations for the newly launched Marsh Awards.


IHBC - Heritage from the doorstep

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Church slams Belfast's £400m regen scheme due to ‘lack of attention to… preserving or enhancing character’.


IHBC CPD reminder – Historic England Heritage Planning Case Database

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HE publishes database to search for appeal and call-in decisions on planning permission affecting heritage assets and listed building consent in England.


Cadw research update on preservation of listed buildings in disrepair

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The research relates to how the Historic Environment (Wales) Act 2016 can allow Welsh Ministers make regulations to give LAs new powers to issue ‘preservation notices’.


Scottish Government publish key findings from the SHCS 2016

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Key findings from the Scottish House Condition Survey (SHCS) 2016, include energy efficiency ratings, carbon emissions, Scottish Housing Quality Standard and disrepair.


Threat of legal action leads NP to defer planning decision on new homes for locals

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Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority has deferred a decision on whether to grant planning permission for five new, affordable homes in Bainbridge for local people.


Latest SPAB Briefing series available to download - Disaster and Recovery

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Briefings offer cutting-edge information to help both owners and building professionals.


Income cannot plug gaps from funding cuts

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England’s Local Government Association has responded to the provisional Local Government Finance Settlement published recently.