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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.

The Usability of Guidance on the Building Regulations in particular the Approved Documents
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) have launched a survey into the usability of guidance on the Building Regulations, in particular the Approved Documents.
Welsh Government New Historic Environment Consultation: Ecclesiastical Exemption and Guidance on Scheduled Monuments
The new guidance on the ecclesiastical exemption has been prepared to support denominations in their use of the exemption. It may also be useful for local planning authorities and congregations and for denominations and faith groups interested in seeking the ecclesiastical exemption in the future.
13th July 2018
Heritage Lottery Fund Policy Directions consultation
The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) is the largest dedicated funder of the UK’s heritage. As a Lottery distributor and public body it is answerable to Parliament for its work, and must take into account Policy Directions issued by Ministers when making its funding decisions. These Policy Directions are being revised following a recommendation in the Tailored Review of the HLF carried out in 2017.
29th July 2018
Faculty Rules consultation
The 2015 Faculty Jurisdiction Rules were introduced with the intention of simplifying faculty procedures and reducing the burden of administration in areas where it was not serving a useful purpose. We did this by introducing lists of matters that could be done either without a faculty or, in some cases, following approval by the Archdeacon.
6th August 2018
Archive of Past IHBC Consultations Responses

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Representations on any current paper can be made via this link. Representations are welcome from both members and non-members of the Institute.

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