Regulations required by the Historic Environment (Wales) Act 2016 and guidance

The Welsh Government is developing secondary legislation and guidance to complement the Historic Environment (Wales) Act 2016. This consultation is on proposed regulations to establish procedures for reviews of new decisions to schedule monuments or list buildings. Views are also sought on draft guidance documents. The consultation closes on 13 January 2017.

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Consultation: A City for All Londoners

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has published a new vision for London: A City for All Londoners which is being consulted on until 11 December. This document sets out a direction for London, which the Mayor will later expand upon in detailed strategies, including land use and growth (the London Plan), the environment and culture. The…

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Welsh Government proposals for new heritage body

Ken Skates, the Cabinet Secretary with responsibility for Culture in Wales, has reiterated his commitment to the creation of new body, Historic Wales and announced he has asked the Director of the National Trust Wales to chair a steering group to progress the next phase of this work. The announcement comes as the Welsh Government…

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NESTA launches new crowdfunding programme

Individuals and organisations with ideas for new projects in the arts and heritage sectors are encouraged to register their interest in an innovative new crowdfunding programme just launched by Nesta. The initiative will see a series of specially selected crowdfunded projects be given up to £10,000 – or 25% of their total target amount received…

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HEF Summer Consultation 2016: Heritage Protection Reform Proposals

This important consultation opens today. The Historic Environment Forum (HEF), the high-level sectoral committee, has been concerned for many years by the continuing reduction in heritage and planning resourcing in local authorities.  In 2014 HEF set up a working group, the Historic Environment Protection Reform Group, to address these problems and devise solutions. HEF consulted…

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Inquiry into public parks

The CLG Select Committee announced on 11 July launch of a new inquiry into public parks. The purpose is to examine the impact of reduced local authority budgets on parks and consider concerns that their existence is under threat. The Committee invites responses on the following issues: Who uses parks and open spaces, how often…

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Reminder: Rural tourism in England inquiry

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee is conducting an inquiry into the role of tourism in supporting rural growth in England. The Committee is seeking written evidence on the following key questions: Marketing: How well do agencies promote rural destinations across England? What more should the Government do to support this work? Access: What,…

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Thames Estuary 2050 Growth Commission: call for ideas

On 14 July, DCLG opened a 'call for ideas' to inform the work of the Thames Estuary 2050 Growth Commission. The Thames Estuary 2050 Growth Commission was announced in March 2016. It has been tasked with developing an ambitious vision and delivery plan for North Kent, South Essex and East London up to 2050. It will…

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Inquiry into capacity of the housebuilding industry

The CLG Committee has launched an inquiry into the capacity of the housebuilding industry to meet demand for new homes. The Committee invites submissions of evidence on the following issues: whether the numbers of builders and types of firms in the homebuilding industry is sufficient to meet housing demand the structure of the homebuilding industry,…

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Culture-led regeneration survey

The London Assembly Regeneration Committee is investigating how far culture-led regeneration in London could help to expand London’s artistic and creative offer, while also helping places to prosper. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has publicly stated that culture will be a top priority alongside housing, transport and security.  Post-Brexit the Mayor has stated the…

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