New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Conservation Areas at Risk – an English Heritage Survey

Posted April 17th, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Do you live in a conservation which you think is at risk?  Have you had experience of regulations protecting conservation areas being eroded? English Heritage is approaching every local authority in the country for a first national survey of Conservation Areas as a ...

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Sandwell wants to get shut of historic gates.

Posted November 4th, 2008 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 17 Comments

Soho Foundry – home of the Henry Pooley Gates (image from Wikipedia) Apparently Sandwell council will be pleased to see the famous Grade II Henry Pooley Gates held at the Avery Museum at Soho Foundry (part of the “Silicon Valley of the 18th ...

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Growing numbers of you volunteer for heritage in the West Midlands

Posted October 30th, 2008 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 2 Comments

Volunteers, staff and contractors worked together on the huge and detailed job of cataloguing the contents of Newman Bros Every year Engish Heritage publishes a regional and national survey of the state of our heritage and today Heritage Counts 2008 (link to a ...

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English Heritage buys JW Evans Silverware factory.

Posted April 9th, 2008 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 2 Comments

This afternoon both the Telegraph and the BBC are reporting the purchase of Evans brothers by English Heritage. To quote the BBC: Dr Simon Thurley, chief executive, said its loss “would not just be a blow for Birmingham but for the world”. He ...

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Simplified listing announced in Heritage White Paper.

Posted March 9th, 2007 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

This week the government has proposed to reform and simplify the way heritage sites are listed and protected to create “a unified…system, with more opportunities for public involvement” which will “put the historic environment at the heart of the planning system”. The Heritage ...

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