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Friday, 11 July 2014

Wyvern Heritage supports Rule 6 Party at Planning Inquiry


Appeal against refusal of planning permission Summer Street Stroud May 2014 - We provided expert testimony and evidence on the impact of the proposed development on the setting of a group of dispsersed listed farmhouses, a grade II listed georgian residence, a Grade I listed church and two Conservation Areas.

The Day of Archaeology 2014 is here! #dayofarch


They are looking for people working, studying or volunteering in the archaeological world to participate with us in a “Day of Archaeology” in July 2014.  The resulting Day of Archaeology website will (and already does!) demonstrate the wide variety of work our profession undertakes day-to-day across the globe, and help to raise public awareness of the relevance and importance of archaeology to the modern world.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

New EH Research Reports

  • Historic Environment Guidance for Wave and Tidal Energy published 11th December 2013. Read the publication here
  • Introductions to Heritage Assets (Buidlings). Read the publication here
  • Water Meadows. Introductions to Heritage Assets. Read the publication here
  • Guidelines for the storage and display of archaeological metalwork. Read the publication here

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

National Policy Statement for National Networks Consultation

The Department for Transport has launched a consultation on the Government's draft National Policy Statement for National Networks. It sets out the government's policy on significant infrastructure projects on the road and rail networks and includes guidance on how the impacts of developments are to be assessed and mitigated. The consultation is open until the 26th February 2014.

Source Heritage Alliance Heritage update 269

Monday, 20 January 2014

DCMS Consultation on remodelling English Heritage

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport consultation on remodelling English Heritage is open until the 7th February 2014.

Source Heritage Alliance: Heritage Update 269

Friday, 17 January 2014

National Heritage Protection Plan progress & consultation plans

The 6 month review on progress of the National Heritage Protection Plan (NHPP) is now available on the English Heritage website.

Covering the period, April - September 2013, the report charts the progress of projects across the sector under seven measures. These include; Foresight, the Protection of Significance, Supporting measures of socio-economic research, capacity building, and engagement with the past. The Activity programme report which provides detail of the English Heritage action plan will be circulated annually in May 2014, in a shorter and more informative format.
Also useful as background to the Review is the Introduction, which explains the purpose of the Plan as a framework within which all can direct resources to the areas of greatest priority and the Framework. The NHPP, as the guiding framework, is of particular importance now that the DCMS consultation on the future of English Heritage asks (Q15) whether the NHPP should form the basis of the business plan for Historic England.

Source: Heritage Alliance Heritage Update 269

Thursday, 16 January 2014

CLG Select Committee to review National Planning Policy Framework

The Communities and Local Government Select Committee is expected to start a new investigation into England's National Planning Policy Framework in spring 2014, with a report due after the Summer recess. 

Source Heritage Alliance Heritage Update 269

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

12th April 2014 East Devon AONB Historic Environment Conference

The 2014 East Devon AONB Historic Environment Conference builds on six years of similar annual conferences generated by the East Devon AONB: the Parishscapes Project and the recently completed Peter Orlando Hutchinson Project.

The theme of this year's conference, 'Capturing the Past in the Present' echoes the way in which English Heritage and other organisations tackle the past in our landscape, taking what is actually there today as their point of departure. The presentations at the conference do in fact showcase two strands of current AONB involvement in the the historic environment of East Devon: the HEAP project (Historic Environment Action Plan), featuring Woodbury and Branscombe (financed by English Heritage), and the work on historic orchards that the East Devon Local History Societies Group, meeting under the aegis of the AONB, have carried out in the last three years. 
It will be held on Saturday 12 April 2014 at the Norman Lockyer Observatory - Sidmouth. For more information contact visit the East Devon AONB website, or download a booking form.