National Trust purchase Iron Age hill fort

A huge Iron Age hill fort dating back to the Neolithic era has been purchased by The National Trust [Alliance member] for £450,000. Hambledon Hill in Dorset is nearly twice the height of the White Cliffs of Dover, and from its summit you can see views across three counties including Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire. Built over…

Coastal Communities benefit from £8.5 million funding

A lido, Victorian arches and a coastal path have been selected to benefit from the distribution of a £8.5 million fund to towns around England which aims to create tourist attractions, regenerate historic sites and also provide new flood defences. Made available through the government’s Coastal Communities Fund, the ten projects to receive funding include,…

Final Call for Papers: Capability Brown Conference

The landscape designer Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown (1716-1783) changed the face of 18th-century England. Yet Brown left no written explanation of his work. Much must be inferred from his surviving landscapes and by seeing his work in the wider context of the naturalistic style that developed in Europe and in countries influenced by Europe. In 2016…

Heritage Skills Hub merged with NHTG

The Heritage Skills Hub is to be merged with the National Heritage Training Group (NHTG), it was announced on 4th August 2014. Cathie Clarke, formerly CEO of the Heritage Skills HUB, has been appointed as General Manager of the NHTG. Heritage Skills HUB was a not-for-profit Community Interest Company, which sought to expand and develop opportunities…

CgMS consulting to join RPS Group Plc

CgMs, one of the leading London Planning Consultancies and the largest Archaeological Consultancy in the UK, is to join forces with RPS Group Plc, the largest Planning and Environmental Consultancy in Europe, it was announced on 14th August 2014. In a press statement, CgMS announced that they have joined forces with RPS after they acquired…

Ebbsfleet development consultation launched

A consultation has been launched by the Department for Communities and Local Government inviting views on the creation of the new statutory body, Ebbsfleet Development Corporation. The consultation is specifically asking for views on how the corporation will operate, the planning powers it will be granted, the composition of the Board, alongside the geographical area in…