Is Birmingham facing a conservation crisis
In August 2016, The Birmingham Post reported recent issues in Birmingham city, claiming that ‘the historic fabric of some areas is now 'in crisis' as the authority has been forced to scrap several conservation areas because it cannot enforce regulations within them anymore’
The Post wrote:
The council's failure to support its own conservation policies has led to a heritage crisis in Birmingham, claim critics.
The historic fabric of some areas is now 'in crisis' as the authority has been forced to scrap several conservation areas because it cannot enforce regulations within them anymore.
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 External references
Kate Kendall, lead on our Membership Application Training Events, offers her update on progress in supporting applications for conservation accreditation.
Historic England’s Conservation Principles, offers guidance on its approach to its own research and advice on designation, planning and conservation.
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Institute of Conservation’s (Icon’s) next five-year strategy 2017-21 has been launched.
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ICOMOS is pleased to share the ‘ICOMOS Guidance on Post Trauma Recovery and Reconstruction for World Heritage Cultural Properties document.’
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