Consultation on Historic Environment Advice Notes published

English Heritage has published two Historic Environment Advice notes for consultation with a deadline of 17th April 2015. The consultation’s, Conservation area Designation, Appraisal and Management, and Making Changes to Heritage Assets, are intended to assist local planning authorities, planning and other consultants, owners, applicants and other interested parties in implementing historic environment policy in…

Enriching Britain: Culture, Creativity and Growth

A national plan should be created for the publicly funded arts, culture and heritage sector, a new influential report published by the Warwick Commission on the future of cultural value has recommended. The report, Enriching Britain: Culture, Creativity and Growth, is the result of a one-year investigation undertaken by a group of cultural leaders and academics…

Rural Development Programme 2014-20 published

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has published a formal programme for the Rural Development Programme for England, setting out in detail what it expects to achieve from 2014 to 2020. The document, RDPE programme document 2014-20, includes the overall strategy for the programme, an assessment of the main needs to be addressed…

New funding for Community Rights Programme announced

The Community Rights programme has been given a further £6 million in funding for 2015-16, it was announced by the Department for Communities and Local Government on 17th February.  DCLG has confirmed that the new funding will help change how Community Rights support is currently delivered, with emphasis now being be placed on 'shared support'…

Building a vibrant and effective charity sector

A set of proposals that will make sure civil society is healthy and thriving post-2015 have been outlined on 9th February 2015. The Manifesto, A Vision for change, published by New Philanthropy Capital, outlines four steps to increase the impact of the charity sector while enabling charities to more effectively realise their goals and make…

The power of the historic vehicle movement

 A series of proposals should be enacted so that yesterdays vehicles can be used on tomorrow's roads. The manifesto, The power of the historic vehicle movement, published by the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs [FHVBC] [Alliance member] outlines a number of recommendations which it claims will help realise the potential of the historic vehicle movement.  The…

West Dean College becomes member of The Alliance

We are delighted to announce that West Dean College has become a member of The Heritage Alliance.  The College, situated in a 2,590 hectare Estate in West Sussex, is an internationally renowned centre for study, providing MA degrees, diplomas and short courses for students of all abilities from the beginner to the advanced professional practitioner.…