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Marketing of heritage assets GN2017/6 Aug 2017 This is a short guidance note regarding what should constitute a marketing exercise as a preliminary to considering significant change to listed buildings- at-risk. It is also applicable where a proposed change of use would lead to unacceptable physical alteration, and the local planning authority would require evidence of a marketing campaign to demonstrate no viable alternatives. Bob Kindred MBE BA IHBC MRTPI
Thatching, chimney stacks and fire GN2017/5 Aug 2017 This is a short interim guidance note regarding a disparity of interpretation that has come to light between the interpretation of the Planning Inspectorate and best practice regarding the height of chimneys above thatch. Bob Kindred MBE BA IHBC MRTPI
Townscape as an important concept in conservation area management GN2017/4 Aug 2017 This short guidance note is intended to explain the importance that the Institute places on townscape as a specific concept in the proper management of conservation areas. Bob Kindred MBE BA IHBC MRTPI
The ‘Stripey House’ and the Implications for the use of S.215 Notices GN2017/3 July 2017 This short guidance note is intended to clarify the use of S.215 Notices (re Land Adversely Affecting Amenity of Neighbourhood) with regard to the external decoration of buildings. Bob Kindred MBE BA IHBC MRTPI
Demolition by Local Authorities of Unlisted Buildings in Conservation Areas GN2017/2 Mar 2017 Recently a question has arisen regarding the notification procedure when a local authority intends to demolish an unlisted building in a conservation area. Bob Kindred MBE BA IHBC MRTPI
Practical Guidance for bringing Listed Building Prosecutions

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Mar 2017 This Guidance Note is intended to supplement, and be read in conjunction with, the relevant part of the Historic England document ‘Heritage Crime – Guidance for Sentencers’ 2017 relating to listed building and conservation area offences Bob Kindred MBE BA IHBC MRTPI
Community Infrastructure Levy and Historic Buildings GN2016/5 Dec 2016 This Guidance Note looks at some examples of current practice regarding the use of (or exemption from) the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) with regard to heritage assets. Additional examples of current practice would be appreciated for incorporation into a future update. Bob Kindred MBE BA IHBC MRTPI
Historic Cemetery Monuments Testing and the new British Standard GN2016/4 Nov 2016 The principal purpose of this Briefing Note is to draw attention to the intended update of the British Standard BS 8415: ’Monuments within burial grounds and memorial sites — Specification' and potential implications for current practice. Bob Kindred MBE BA IHBC MRTPI
Standard Conditions, Reasons and Informatives for Listed Building Consent GN2016/2 Feb 2016 In the absence of any nationally published, comprehensive set of Listed Building Consent (LBC) Conditions, this Guidance Note aims to assist in the writing of necessary; relevant; enforceable; precise; and reasonable Conditions. Bob Kindred MBE BA IHBC MRTPI
Short Guidance Note Regarding Cautions in England and Wales GN2016/1 Jan 2016 This short guidance note aims to clarify uncertainty about the current status of simple cautions or formal warnings in relation to potential listed building offences in England and Wales. Bob Kindred MBE BA IHBC MRTPI
Use of direct action in heritage enforcement cases in England GN2015/3 Aug 2015 This Guidance Note is intended to explain the procedures and practical considerations in handling enforcement cases and suggest best practice. Bob Kindred MBE BA IHBC MRTPI
Use of injunctions in heritage cases in England and Wales GN2015/2 Jun 2015 This Note aims to assist conservation specialists in England understanding the mechanism of injunctions in more detail in order to enable a more effective dialogue with their legal colleagues. Bob Kindred MBE BA IHBC MRTPI
Standard Conditions, Reasons and Informatives for Listed Building Consent GN 2015/1 Mar 2015 In the absence of any nationally published, comprehensive set of Listed Building Consent (LBC) Conditions, this Guidance Note aims to assist in the writing of necessary; relevant; enforceable; precise; and reasonable Conditions. Bob Kindred MBE BA IHBC MRTPI
Urgent works in advance of a Listed Building Consent GN2014/4 Nov 2014 This note suggests an approach to dealing with urgent action in advance of obtaining listed building consent. Bob Kindred MBE BA IHBC MRTPI
Façade maintenance and safety risks GN2014/5 Nov 2014 This short Note draws attention to a recommended change in procedure relating to the periodic inspection of historic (commercial) facades – although the principles would also benefit wider application. Bob Kindred MBE BA IHBC MRTPI
Planning Authority duties in the provision of appropriate specialist conservation advice in England GN2014/3 Oct 2014 Local planning authorities have substantial statutory and non-statutory duties to provide specialist conservation advice, especially in delivering sustainable development and growth. This IHBC Guidance Note addresses key duties, threats, opportunities and solutions. Seán O'Reilly BA, PhD, MURP, FInstLM, FSA Scot, IHBC Director, The Institute of Historic Building Conservation
Annual Conservation Management Statements: Best Practice GN2014/2 Sept 2014 This Note gives advice on the principles, structures, priorities and objectives of Annual Conservation Management Statements (ACMS). Bob Kindred MBE BA IHBC MRTPI
Negotiating Skills GN 2014/1 Aug 2014 An ability to negotiate is a fundamental requirement that invariably appears in advertisements for public sector conservation posts but as part of the job application process, candidates are rarely, if ever, requested to demonstrate this proficiency, nor if they are appointed are they asked to do so in any formal sense subsequently. Bob Kindred MBE BA IHBC MRTPI
Seven Tips to Help You Present to Design Review Panels GN 2014/6 May 2014 The following guidance is offered to enable more productive outcomes in consultation with Design Panels, to assist in the articulation of design issues and help with the simplification of explanation and analysis. Bob Kindred MBE BA IHBC MRTPI