South East Branch

East Sussex, Kent, Surrey, West Sussex
    Chair - Seán Rix
    Vice Chair - Andrew Norris
    Branch Representative on Council - Sean Rix
    Secretary - Debbie Maltby
    Treasurer - Lone Le Vay
    Membership - Eimear Murphy
    Surrey rep - Peter Mills
    Kent Rep - Ollie Chapman
    West Sussex Rep - Lone Le Vay
    East Sussex Rep - Paul Barker
    Officers Without Portfolio -
    John Davey
    Jo Evans
    David Kincaid
    Knowing Knole
    Conservation Philosophy and its application at Knole House
    IHBC South East Branch Day School and AGM Stag Community Arts Centre, London Road, Sevenoaks TN13 1ZZ
    Friday 4th October 2013, 9.30am – 4.30pm

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    Visit reports and pictures ..
    IHBC South East Branch visit to Hadlow Tower
    Wednesday 13th June 2012

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    Branch Seminar
    Heritage Crime Initiative
    Held on 10th November 2010 at the Joiners Shop, Chatham Historic Dockyard

    The Annual Day School
    “Material Considerations – Stone and stone working in the South East”

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    Branch visit to the Brooking Collection

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    Report on Branch Visit to the Eleanor Cross, Charing Cross, London

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    Lecture notes on
    The Cultural Olympiad in the South East
    held on Thursday 6th August 2009
    A seminar presentation by Caterina Loriggio, Creative Programmer for London 2012.

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    Report on recent visit to Inns of Court

    Report and pictures
    I.H.B.C South East Branch CPD Seminar
    -Their history, protection and conservation
    7pm, Wednesday 10th September 2014
    Westerham Village Hall, Kent

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    IHBC South East Branch Day School and AGM
    Historic Buildings in the 21st Century
    Learning from the past and planning for the future
    Farnham Town Council, South Street, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7RN
    Friday 10th October 2014, 9.30am – 4.30pm

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    Newsletter - September 2010

    Newsletter - June 2010

    Newsletter - April 2010

    Newsletter - June 2009

    Kent Design Awards 2009/10
    IHBC sponsored conservation prize announced flyer (PDF)
    Heritage Partnership Agreements - The Rochester Pilot Study

    The South East branch organised a conference about the new Heritage Partnership Agreements on 17th October 2007. Rochester cathedral is a pilot study for these new partnerships and the opportunity was taken to explore what is involved and how they will work. Peter Kendall’s Powerpoint presentation to the conference is accessible by clicking here? (opens in new window)
    The proposed Heritage Protection Reforms include a new type of “Heritage Partnership Agreement” between owners, managers, Councils and English Heritage that will cut time-consuming consent administration and encourage strategic management of large sites.Owners of sites such as large estates, which have many similar assets under single management, will be able to avoid the need for multiple consent applications.
    English Heritage will help negotiate single consent agreements for sites that stretch across many local authority boundaries, such as stations on underground lines.

    Consent can be provided in advance for a large number of agreed works on complex sites such as university campuses and housing estates. Owners of archaeological sites under cultivation would be able to take part in a management agreement allowing them to be able to work protected land.
    There has been an increasing appreciation in the heritage sector of the potential of management agreements that set out guidelines for the management of a historic site or monument over a given period. The forerunner of these is the agreement brokered in 1993 by Ipswich Borough Council, in conjunction with English Heritage, for the Willis Corroon building in Ipswich. There have been others since, notably a recent agreement for the Barbican in London. For the archaeological environment, management agreements are well established.

    The government was not breaking entirely new ground, therefore, when it set out in The Way Forward the view that in future ‘statutory management agreements could be employed wherever that approach would work better than the system of individual specific consents’. To test the proposals set out in The Way Forward the government asked English Heritage to undertake a number of pilot studies. The pilot studies include both Rochester Cathedral and Canterbury Cathedral. These began in 2003 and where appropriate have explored the potential of statutory management agreements – currently named Heritage Partnership Agreements (HPAs).