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Roy Lewis to speak at Heritage CPD Symposium

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Roy Lewis, Director of Grover Lewis Associates Ltd, represents the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) at a Heritage CPD Symposium at the Guildhall, Leicester on Wednesday 8th July 2015.

 

Hosted by the University of Leicester in partnership with Historic England the symposium discusses the future workforce needs for Continuing Professional Development who work in the historic environment sector. Roy provides a snapshot of CPD needs from the perspective of the IHBC.

 

Organisations attending the symposium include the National Trust, Historic England, Institute of Historic Building Conservation, and the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists. Discussion points will be recorded and fed into the Heritage Practice Training Programme provided by the University of Leicester in partnership with Historic England.

New website launch

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We are delighted to announce the launch of our new website.

Our main aims were to provide more accessible information on our key services and examples of recent and past projects. Visitors will now be able to view individual case studies on our ‘Projects’ page, which we will be continually updating to represent the full breadth of the work we do.

We hope you like the fresh look to the website and more importantly, are able to easily find the information about our services you require..

 

Chief planner has ‘no interest’ in revisiting policy framework

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The new Conservative government has ‘no interest’ in revisiting the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), the government’s planning chief has made plain.

 

http://www.planningresource.co.uk/article/1352488/chief-planner-signals-no-change-policy-framework

Grover Lewis secure planning permission for a solar farm near Grantham, Lincolnshire

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We provided a Heritage Impact Assessment in support of an planning application by Belectric/Big60million Ltd for a 5MW solar Photovoltaic (PV) farm on land south-east of Allington, Lincolnshire.  Planning permission was granted in June 2015 by South Kesteven District Council.

Tories to end onshore windfarm subsidies in 2016

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Planned turbines said to be in jeopardy after government announces it will stop subsidies next April, a year earlier than set out under coalition government.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jun/18/tories-end-onshore-windfarm-subsidies-2016

Grover Lewis helps secure planning permission for a new library at Royal Holloway University of London (RHUL) campus , at Egham, Surrey

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We provided a detailed Heritage Impact Assessment, and supported negotiations with the local planning authority and English Heritage in respect of a planning application for a major new library adjacent to the spectacular grade I listed Founder’s Buildings.  The proposed new building was designed by Associated Architects and the planning application submitted by Stride Treglown. Planning permission was granted by Runnymede District Council in May 2015’.

https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/iquad/news/articles/2015/permissionfornewlibrary.aspx