Listed Buildings and Curtilage

In 2016 Historic England published a short note with hypothetical examples to show how to assess the extent of the curtilage of a listed building. It is consulting on this updated version which clarifies and expands the advice. This consultation closes on Friday 24 March 2017.

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Consultation on A303 Stonehenge tunnel scheme

Highways England’s proposed solution is to build a 1.8 mile (2.9 kilometre) tunnel under the World Heritage Site (WHS), a bypass for Winterbourne Stoke and improve the existing junctions between the A303 and the intersecting A345 and A360. A consultation on the plans closes 5 March 2017. Historic England, English Heritage [Alliance member] and National…

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Restoration and Renewal of the Palace of Westminster inquiry launched

The Restoration and Renewal of the Palace of Westminster is likely to be one of the largest major restorations in the history of the public sector estate. The Committee invites written evidence and views on the options as set out in the consultants’ report and the Joint Committee’s report, and other options that witnesses may…

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European Commission consultation on VAT rate reform

The European Commission is consulting on VAT reform and seeks stakeholders views’ on the following aspects: The need for EU action in the field of VAT rates; The proper balance between harmonisation and Member States autonomy in setting VAT rates; The problems and risks linked to differentiation of VAT rates within the Single Market; The…

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Call for Evidence: Extending Local Full Fibre Broadband Networks

The Government announced over £1 billion of investment in the Autumn Statement 2016 to boost the UK’s digital infrastructure. To develop these proposals, it has published a Call for Evidence on approaches to local full fibre networks delivery. Responses to this Call for Evidence must be submitted by Tuesday 31 January 2017.

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Heritage Counts evaluation

Historic England would like to hear your views on Heritage Counts  2016. The results of this survey will be used to help inform and improve future editions. The research team would greatly appreciate your feedback, using the survey link here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/HeritageCounts2016_evaluation The survey should take no more than 10 minutes and all answers will be…

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Have your say on the National Citizen Service Bill

The National Citizen Service Bill, among other things, places the National Citizen Service on a statutory footing. The Public Bill Committee is now receiving written evidence. The sooner you send in your submission, the more time the Committee will have to take it into consideration. The Committee is expected to meet for the first time on…

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Sustainability of churches – Consultation

The English Churches and Cathedrals Sustainability Review into the sustainability of English churches is the first ever government Review into the future of Church of England church buildings. Loyd Grossman, Chair of the Heritage Alliance sits on the panel carrying out the review. The review is seeking the views of individuals and organisations who are…

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Consultation on the Charity Commission annual return

The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, has announced a consultation for next year’s annual return. This consultation is part of a two-year project to fundamentally review the key information that it collects and display from charities. The consultation can be filled in using a simple online survey and runs…

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SPAB Archive User Survey

The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) [Alliance member] keeps an archive of papers, photographs, drawings and publications.  These form the historic records of the country’s longest-established buildings conservation organisation. SPAB is carrying out a short survey to find out more about what existing and potential users of the archive think about it. …

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