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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.

Draft policy for historic environment-related planning issues - Historic Environment Scotland
Communities, local authorities, developers and heritage sector stakeholders are invited to comment on the draft Historic Environment Policy (HEP), a key document for decision-makers in the planning process and others managing heritage assets.
3rd December 2018
Adapting to climate change - Expert group proposes fresh approach to management of our historic environment
A group of experts brought together to advise on how to manage some of Wales’ most iconic historic sites in the light of climate change is proposing a fresh approach, based on the need to adapt to the new reality. They are seeking feedback and engagement on their plan.
7th December 2018
Planning reform: supporting the high street and increasing the delivery of new homes
Consultation on a package of measures to provide greater planning certainty to support the high street and ensure that we can deliver new homes in the right places, and without delay.
14th January 2019
Conservation Management Methodology and Principles
Historic England:

In conjunction with Part 3 of the above planning reform consultation concerning the Canal & River Trust: Proposed Listed Building Consent Order Historic England have a draft consultation:
14th January 2019
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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