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Cumbria, Durham, Northumberland, Teesside and Tyne and Wear

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  • Business Plan
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Oonagh Cranley

Branch Treasurer:
Michael Atkinson

Branch Secretary:
Rebecca Taylor

Membership Secretary:
Stewart Ramsdale

Committee Members:
Sarah Dyer
Roger Higgins
Sharon Kelly
John Pendlebury
Geoff Underwood
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Committee Meetings
Committee Meetings are now held online and are open to all members. Please contact Oonagh Cranley for more information oonagh.cranley@lichfields.uk

Committee Minutes are available below. Please contact any member of the Committee for further details.

2022 AGM Notice
2022 Chair’s Report
2022 Treasurer’s Report
2022 AGM Minutes - 26th May 2022

25th July 2013
24th May 2013
12th March 2013
10th February 2010
27th January 2010
10th December 2008
5th November 2008
12th September 2008
9th July 2008
6th February 2008
7th November 2007
19th September 2007

Branch AGM minutes 19th October 2012

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IHBC Membership Information

Download Application Forms, guidance notes and competency guides click

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Tab 5

Northern Notes

These are large files, please be patient.

Issue no.11 - October 2013

Issue no.10 - March 2013

Issue no.9 - February 2012

Issue no. 8 - April 2011

Issue no.7 - September 2010

Issue no.6 - March 2010

Issue no.5 - September 2009

Issue no.4 - March 2009

Issue no.3 - November 2008

Issue no.2 - August 2007

Issue no.1 - December 2006

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Events Calendar
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events guide
A joint IHBC North / RTPI North-East CPD event
Bishop Auckland: Heritage Led Regeneration of a Historic Town
Wednesday 5th June 2024 : 09:30-15:30

Venue: Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland, Durham DL14 7NP
IHBC North and RTPI North-East are pleased to announce their joint full-day summer CPD event. A unique opportunity to hear from the architects of the extraordinary transformation of Bishop Auckland, and to visit some of its major projects.

Bishop Auckland is enjoying an extraordinary renaissance with unprecedented public and private investment, moving from declining large market town to regional and national cultural destination aided by a suite of heritage led regeneration projects including regenerative tourism. This joint event with RTPI North East will look at the strategic background and the town wide projects plus an introduction to The Auckland Project, presented by its CEO Edward Perry.

The day will include two walking tours; Newgate Street, a location for the newly approved STACK development and the Market Place which features Auckland Tower (shortlisted in the 2019 RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence heritage and culture category). This will show us first-hand how heritage-led regeneration can have a positive impact on a town experiencing a declining high street. We will also visit Auckland Castle, including the renowned Spanish Gallery, its transformed walled garden and the extraordinary new build project, the Faith Museum.

This first class CPD opportunity is ideally suited to conservation, planning and design professionals, offering a unique insight into one of the north’s most transformational heritage-led regeneration initiatives.


09.30 Refreshments and registration

10.00 Introduction to The Auckland Project by Edward Perry, CEO

10.30 Bishop Auckland Regeneration Projects: presentation by Chris Myers, Regeneration Manager and Bryan Harris, Senior Conservation Officer at Durham County Council

11.30 Walking tour and site visits

13.00 Lunch (provided)

13.30 Walking tour: Spanish Gallery and Auckland Castle including Faith Museum

15.15 Close

Prices: Tickets to this this full day event are just £40 (+ £8 VAT) to IHBC/RTPI members; and £50 (+ £10 VAT) to non-members; includes lunch; refreshments and entry to the faith museum / castle / gardens and Spanish Gallery.

View the event on RTPI’s website: https://www.rtpi.org.uk/events/2024/june/bishop-auckland-heritage-led-regeneration-of-a-historic-town/

Please book your place on RTPI’s website: https://www.rtpi.org.uk/ne-regenandheritage2024#PaymentAndBooking

Places are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

If you experience any problems when booking, please contact Kim Walker RTPI Regional Coordinator for assistance.

Getting there: Bishop Auckland is accessible by train and bus, with ample centrally located car parking close to the venue.

We look forward to seeing you there!
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