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  • Arrangements for Handling Heritage Applications

    Posted on August 14, 2017 by in

    In the UK, under the Arrangements for Handling Heritage Applications – notification to Historic England and National Amenity Societies and the Secretary of State (England) Direction 2015, local planning authorities are obliged to consult specified amenity societies on all applications involving the partial or total demolition of a listed building.

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  • Analysis of the law relating to public benefit

    Posted on July 31, 2017 by in

    The legal status of a heritage trust is dependent on the relevant national legal framework. It may be an ‘enabling’ legal environment or in some cases, one in which gaining legal status is difficult. For Commonwealth countries, the Charity Commission or its equivalent is an important source of guidance. Analysis of the law relating to […]

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  • Tapuwae: A Vision for Places of Maori Heritage

    Posted on July 31, 2017 by in

    Tapuwae means ‘sacred footprint’. The Māori Heritage Council (the Council) uses this term to symbolise the Māori heritage ‘footprints’ in the landscape. It is also used to communicate the idea that we can look back to where we have been as we move forward, taking more steps. The Council has a national leadership role to […]

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  • Study on the Feasibility, Framework and Implementation Plan for Setting up a Statutory Heritage Trust in Hong Kong

    Posted on July 31, 2017 by in

    The Government of Hong Kong commissioned a feasibility study for the creation of an independent heritage trust in 2012-13. The study reviewed heritage management and conservation challenges in Hong Kong, the government role in the heritage sector and that of civil society and academic organisations, and gaps in functions. Study on the Feasibility, Framework and […]

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  • A National Heritage Organisation for Kosovo

    Posted on November 11, 2015 by in

    The Development of a National Heritage Organisation for Kosovo, by Rachel Nordstrom (Supported by the Foundation, cultural Heritage without Borders) draws on examples from across the INTO network (UK, Italy, USA, Uganda). This report evolved from a series of recommendations made for Cultural Heritage without Borders (CHwB) regarding the future development and strategic planning for […]

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  • Nature Valley 自然谷, Taiwan

    Posted on October 13, 2015 by in

    TEIA, the Taiwan Environmental Information Association, is currently lobbying for a Trust Act which will let conservation NGOs to easier acquire environmental charitable trust properties. We also hope that by making Nature Valley a successful case, more people will support environmental trust and hopefully there will be a second or third environmental trust site in […]

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  • Love Plémont: Save an incredible site in Jersey

    Posted on October 13, 2015 by in

    The Love Plémont project has resulted in the safeguarding of a 11.3 acres of coastal headland located in the north west of Jersey in the Channel Islands. The site is of considerable strategic landscape importance, archeological significance  and is adjacent to the last remaining colony of puffins on the Islands. Plémont had been blighted with […]

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  • Assessment criteria to assist in the identification of Historic Heritage

    Posted on September 20, 2015 by in

    The following best practice criteria are promoted by Heritage New Zealand for use by local authorities and communities to encourage a systematic and transparent approach to identification and assessment of historic heritage. Assessment criteria to assist in the identification of Historic Heritage

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  • Property Portfolio Review-Assessing the Heritage Significance

    Posted on September 20, 2015 by in

    This review of the National Trust for Scotland’s properties originated from a recommendation in the Governance Review. Property Portfolio Review

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  • Establishing an Easement Program to Protect Historic, Scenic, and Natural Resources

    Posted on September 20, 2015 by in

    An easement is a legal agreement between a property owner and the holder of the easement, which governs the current and future owners’ treatment of the property. Easement has been used to protect historic and cultural resources.  This book, published by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, not only includes information on the charitable giving rules […]

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