Duchy of Cornwall residents fight ‘unfair’ freehold ban – The Guardian

‘Prince Charles’s £1bn Duchy of Cornwall estate is facing a rebellion by residents who claim they are subject to an unfair ban on buying the freeholds to their homes.’

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The Guardian, 11th September 2017

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Guidance on “Ruined Churches” – Law & Religion UK

‘ChurchCare has published a CBC Guidance Note on Ruined Churches, (“the Note”). Whilst much of the 14-page document is concerned with explaining the options available to dioceses and parishes for the management of these buildings, it also includes a brief summary of the law relevant to this little-explored area.’

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Law & Religion UK, 24th July 2017

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May a parish council grant-aid a place of worship? – Law & Religion UK

Posted March 9th, 2017 in Church of England, historic buildings, local government, news by sally

‘he following is based on a recent submission of the Historic Religious Buildings Alliance (HRBA) to the DCMS English Churches and Cathedrals Sustainability Review and is posted with the kind permission of the HRBA Chairman, Trevor Cooper.’

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Law & Religion UK, 7th March 2017

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Villagers defeat Historic England and parish council in row about poppy wreath holders to honour war dead – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 7th, 2017 in historic buildings, local government, news, planning, war by tracey

‘Villagers have defeated Historic England following a row about honouring their war dead, as a Church judge ruled they can use a wreath holder to display poppies all year round.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th March 2017

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Property developer ordered to pay £55k over listed building offences – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 19th, 2017 in construction industry, costs, fines, historic buildings, local government, news by tracey

‘A property development business, a director and a site manager have been ordered to pay more than £55,000 between them after removing historic fixtures in every room of a grade-II listed house in Lincoln without consent.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th January 2017

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Protection of heritage assets not necessarily incompatible with tall buildings, experts say – OUT-LAW.com

Posted December 13th, 2016 in historic buildings, London, news, planning by sally

‘The City of London Corporation’s decision to grant planning permission to the 73-storey 1 Undershaft building has reignited the debate over how best to protect the capital’s heritage assets.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th December 2016

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One hundred pubs listed as Assets of Community Value – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 13th, 2013 in historic buildings, news by sally

“Community Pubs Minister Brandon Lewis has announced that 100 pubs across England have been listed as Assets of Community Value (ACV), the Independent has reported.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th August 2013

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Five centuries of crime and punishment leave the Old Bailey in need of repairs – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 10th, 2013 in courts, historic buildings, news by sally

“For nearly 500 years the Old Bailey has been one of the world’s most famous criminal courts, hosting the trials of notorious killers like Dr Crippen, Ruth Ellis, Peter Sutcliffe and Ian Huntley.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th June 2013

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King Arthur Pendragon loses second Stonehenge fight – BBC News

Posted May 17th, 2013 in burials and cremation, historic buildings, news by sally

“A druid who has lost his second legal bid to get human remains reburied at Stonehenge has said he will fight on.”

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BBC News, 16th May 2013

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Legal bid over temple demolition – BBC News

Posted August 20th, 2009 in historic buildings, injunctions, news, planning, Sikhism by sally

“A heritage group has started a legal challenge to try to prevent a Sikh temple in Kent from being demolished.”

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BBC News, 20th August 2009

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National Trust (Northern Ireland) Act 2007

Posted August 7th, 2007 in environmental protection, historic buildings, legislation by sally

National Trust (Northern Ireland) Act 2007  published

Full text of Act

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk