Rescue register our objection to a planning application in London Borough of Hounslow

Rescue have written to register our objection to a planning application for the erection of school buildings at Brent Lea Recreation Ground, Isleworth. It is clear that this application for temporary school buildings also seeks to establish the principle of change of use and development on the site, with a series of school buildings outlined to …

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The election – Rescue says

RESCUE says: In January 2015 RESCUE wrote to the major political parties asking for their views on a range of issues pertaining to archaeology and the historic environment. We wrote again at the time of the publication of the party manifestos repeating our questions. To date, three days before the election, we have had only …

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Westminster City Council approve demolition in The Strand

In the latest planning disaster to strike at our heritage, Westminster City Council, or to be more precise, 4 individuals appointed to make decisions on behalf of Westminster City Council, have voted 3:1 to allow Kings College, Westminster London to demolish a historic row of buildings in one of the city’s most famous streets, the …

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Ask your local candidates about archaeology and the historic environment

RESCUE is a member of the Heritage Alliance, an umbrella body representing over one hundred heritage organisations with a combined membership of over 6.3 million people (http://www.theheritagealliance.org.uk/). As part of the election campaign, the Heritage Alliance has drafted a letter, available on their website (http://www.theheritagealliance.org.uk/take-action) which can be sent to local candidates to focus their …

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Rescue re-launch website

Rescue are proud to announce the launch of our re-vamped website. The look and feel of the website has been significantly updated, and we are pleased to relaunch tools to pay directly for membership online, together with tools to support our work via donations and purchase through our online store. All transactions are completed via …

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Rescue says: Government announcement on local lists

On the 23rd October 2019, the government announced new measures to be undertaken as part of what the Communities, Housing and Local Government  Secretary  of State, Robert Jenrick MP, called the “most ambitious heritage preservation campaign for 40 years”. He said that with the historic environment singled out as a “key function of the planning system” the government …

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RESCUE statement on Brexit

RESCUE Members will no doubt be unsurprised to learn that there are zero provisions made for heritage, archaeology or the historic environment in general, within the terms of the UK’s EU Withdrawal Agreement. This may not be as unsurprising as you might think however, as few, if any, of the major international structures that underpin …

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Rescue respond to the Treasure Act consultation

Rescue have responded to the recent DCMS consultation “on proposals which would update the Treasure Act 1996 Codes of Practice, revise the Act’s definition of treasure and commence relevant provisions in the Coroners and Justice Act 2009”. See the consultation here. Our full responses can be seen in the text below.

Notre Dame and the risk to ancient buildings: Rescue write to The Times

Rescue have recently had the following letter published in The Times, on Wednesday April 17th, 2019. Notre Dame and the risk to ancient buildings Sir, The terrible scenes are a sobering reminder of the peril faced by historic buildings during renovation works.  Tinder-dry and filled with the dust of centuries, such structures are especially at …

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Rescue AGM and Open Meeting on Saturday 13th April 2019

Our annual general meeting will he held in Room 612 at UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London at 12 noon on Saturday 13 April, followed by our Open Meeting: Open Meeting: Metal Detecting, Practice and Policy Would an INSTITUTE FOR DETECTORISTS aid revision of THE TREASURE ACT & implementation of THE VALETTA CONVENTION? A Talk …

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