New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Some links for March 26th through to March 30th

Posted March 30th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

These are our links for March 26th through March 30th:

  • Over £4m funding goes to nine projects! | Community Spaces – Kings Heath and Dudley Canal Trust all get big chunks of money from Big Lotter and the Community Spaces programme
  • The Heritage Alliance welcomes PPS5 – "For the first time PPS5 and the Practice Guide take an integrated approach to all types of heritage asset such as buildings, archaeological remains, monuments, landscapes, parks & gardens and even historic battlefields. It is the significance of an asset that policy now sets out to promote and protect, and steps for determining and recording significance are outlined in the Practice Guide. For Local Authorities it means greater clarity on the acceptability of development relating to the historic environment, whilst for Alliance members, involved in the conservation of all areas of the historic environment, promotion of expert advice offers the opportunity for greater engagement in the pre-application process."
  • Sash Windows : Conservation : Research & Conservation : English Heritage – "Original timber windows were made of very high quality wood seldom found nowadays. It is a waste to replace them unnecessarily. Plastic windows consume a lot of energy in their production and most are only expected to last for around 20 years. When broken, most go to land-fills."

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