“Consultation response”

Rescue objects to demolition of Strand Union Workhouse

Rescue has written to Camden Borough Council making a strong objection to the Planning Application for the Demolition and Development of 44 Cleveland Street, Fitzrovia, the workhouse that is said to have inspired Charles Dickens. The building is the oldest surviving workhouse in London, built in 1775-6 by leading Georgian church architect Thomas Hardwick. The …

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Ecclesiastical Exemption: Rescue responds

Background: See the revised order, laid before the house on the 6 April. https://www.opsi.gov.uk/si/si2010/uksi_20101176_en_1 Since the publication of Power of Place in 2001, the Government has strongly advocated the simplification of the planning process, through the integration of the various issues regarding heritage protection into a single unified consents regime. Although in abeyance at the …

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Stonehenge Visitor Centre, Plans Dropped: RESCUE responds

The Government announced this week that it was withdrawing its financial support for the proposed £25m new visitor centre at the Stonehenge World Heritage Site. This is the first high-profile heritage casualty of the current budgetry pressures and forthcoming programme of spending cuts. It is unlikely to be the last. Rescue does not welcome the …

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PPS5 (Planning for the Historic Environment) : Rescue Responds

The Government has this week published PPS5, the policy document that replaces PPGs 15 and 16. This document and its supporting Practice Guide will dictate the way that planning applications affecting heritage sites and features are processed and determined. For the first time, all heritage features – from standing historic buildings, to archaeological features, battlefields, …

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The Diggers’ Forum responds to IfA statement concerning archaeological salaries

The Diggers’ Forum have responded to the Institute for Archaeologist’s statement concerning archaeological salaries. This statement, made on 10/11/09, outlined that the pay minima for archaeologists, in accordance with different levels of archaeological responsibility, should be frozen at the current rates for the coming financial year. “…in view of the extraordinarily challenging economic environment, there …

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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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