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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.

Historic Marine Protected Areas
Views requested concerning proposals on the designation of two Historic Marine Protected Areas:
Scapa Flow, Orkney and The Queen of Sweden, Shetland
17th April 2019
Stained Glass Windows. Averting Environmental Deterioration
This new document is intended to provide guidance for the owners and managers of buildings with stained glass and other decorative windows. It explains how to work with professional conservation advisors to recognise deterioration caused by environmental problems, interpret the underlying causes, and undertake remedial action (including installing environmental protective glazing).
1st May 2019
Tailored Review of Historic England
The Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) is conducting a tailored review of Historic England.
9th May 2019
Statements of Heritage Significance: Historic England advice note
This publication provides advice on ways to satisfy the requirement in the National Planning Policy Framework for applicants for heritage-related consents to provide information on heritage significance to help local planning authorities in making decisions on the impact of proposals for change to heritage assets. This is most easily provided in a statement of heritage significance.
10th May 2019
Environmental Principles and Governance in Scotland Consultation
Opinions requested on maintaining effective environmental governance following an exit from the European Union.
11th May 2019
Light rail and other rapid transit solutions in cities and towns: call for evidence
General call for evidence on how to better use and implement light rail and other rapid transit solutions in cities and towns.
19th May 2019
New best-practice guidance on managing the marine historic environment of Wales
The Welsh Government has launched a 12-week consultation on new best-practice guidance on the protection and management of the historic environment of Wales.
3rd June 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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