The Consultations Committee
The IHBC constantly monitors discussion papers issued by Government Departments and other national and regional organisations, together with Green and White Papers, proposed changes to policy and guidance and other consultations relevant to building conservation and heritage-led regeneration. The Consultations Committee formulates responses to these documents on behalf of the IHBC. The Consultations process is therefore a key element in formulating the IHBC’s external policy on a range of issues.

Current Consultations
The IHBC may not necessarily comment on all consultations, but we are glad to hear opinions from both members and non-members.
Draft BREEAM UK Refurbishment & Fit-Out 2014
After two years of piloting, industry consultation and development, the draft 2014 version of the BREEAM UK Refurbishment and Fit-Out scheme has now been published.
29th August 2014
Historic Environment Good Practice Advice in Planning
English Heritage invites views on Historic Environment Good Practice Advice in Planning. These are intended to assist local planning authorities, planning and other consultants, owners, applicants and other interested parties in implementing historic environment policy in the National Planning Policy Framework and the related guidance given in the Planning Practice Guidance, recently published by the Government.
5th September 2014
The urban dimension of EU policies – key features of an EU Urban Agenda
Europe continues to be faced with challenges related to the economy, the climate, the environment, and society at large. Most of these challenges have a strong urban dimension. But although cities’ role for economic, social and cultural development, and their potential for a more resource efficient habitat, have long been recognised, the policy response at European and national level has been slow and piecemeal, with many but poorly integrated sectoral initiatives.
26th September 2014
Technical consultation on planning
Consultation on a range of proposals to streamline the planning system building upon improvements already made.
26th September 2014
Managing Change in the historic environment
Guidance notes - consultation
7th November 2014
Representations on any current paper can be made to James Caird the IHBC Consultations Co-ordinator via the link above. Representations are welcome from both members and non-members of the Institute.