Rescue Responses

Heritage Quangos at Risk – a draft list

Update: The planned merger of English Heritage and HLF will not go ahead, the Government has announced.  Further details are available on the DCOMS website. Rescue has pulled together a list of heritage bodies at risk from the latest cuts proposed by the Coalition government to Quangos. The list is reproduced, in full, below: Public …

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Rescue responds to PPS15

Rescue have responded to the Consultation paper on a new Planning Policy Statement (PPS) 15: Planning for the Historic Environment. The Department for Communities and Local Governement says “PPS15 reflects a more modern, integrated approach which defines the historic environment in terms of heritage assets to be conserved in accordance with a set of principles …

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Rescue Responds to the Permitted Development Consultation

The Department for Local Government and Communities is current consulting on proposals to improve permitted development. You can find out more, and download the original consultation here: http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/planningandbuilding/improvingdevelopmentconsultation You can read Rescue’s response below. Communities & Local Government Improving Permitted Development Consultation Comments by RESCUE: the Briti…

Rescue responds to the PPS 15 Practice Guide

RESCUE has responded to the PPS 15 Practice Guide, prepared by English Heritage, as a ‘living draft’ giving guidance on the application of the pricniples contained within the new PPS for the Historic Environment. You can find out more about the Practice Guide on the English Heritage website: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/server/show/nav.21136 You can read the RESCUE response …

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Heritage Protection Bill excluded from the Queen’s speech on 3rd December 2008: A Rescue comment

Rescue is disappointed and concerned to see that the Heritage Protection Bill has been omitted from the Government’s legislative programme for 2009, as outlined in the Queen’s Speech today, and “put on hold” Despite a statement suggesting the Government is “…100% committed to preserving and protecting our precious historic environment” the failure to pursue the …

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Understanding the future: museums and 21 st century life: A RESCUE response

In 2005 the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) issued a consultation paper entitled Understanding the Future: Museums and 21 st century life. RESCUE has been involved in campaigning to support local and regional museums in the face of continual threats to staff jobs, funding and opening hours and welcomed the opportunity to put …

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