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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.

RICS Draft Guidance Note: Planned preventative maintenance of commercial and residential property, 1st edition
This guidance note is an essential addition to the suite of documents produced by RICS in relation to building surveying and health and safety. It is intended to provide guidance to surveyors on how to go about undertaking a Planned, Preventative Maintenance (PPM) survey and report. This GN is aimed at PPM reports for built assets (e.g. the type a Building Surveyor would undertake) rather than the type of ‘Planned Maintenance’ reports for MEPF asset / component replacement, as may be undertaken by an MEP engineer or Facilities Manager.
10th May 2021
17th May 2021
Draft Policy Statement on Environmental Principles
The landmark Environment Bill will create a duty on Ministers of the Crown to have due regard to the policy statement on environmental principles when making policy. This legally binding statement will see five environmental principles committed to by the UK Government to guide its work and ensure considerations for the environment remain central to policy making. The policy statement will ensure that ministers understand how to interpret and proportionately apply these principles across government policy, and will guide ministers towards opportunities to prevent environmental damage whilst supporting innovation and sustainable development. This will help to deliver the government’s intention to deliver the most ambitious environmental programme of any country on earth.
2nd June 2021
Draft Industrial Heritage Strategy
This consultation is on Historic England’s draft Industrial Heritage Strategy. The Strategy sets out the key priorities for our internationally important industrial heritage to be delivered by Historic England usually in partnership with others.
7th June 2021
Local place plans - proposals for regulations
This Scottish Government consultation paper relates to proposals for regulations on the content, preparation, submission and registration of Local Place Plans.
25th June 2021
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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