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The Institute of Historic Building Conservation

The mark of the conservation Professional


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.
Guidance on Engaging Communities in Decisions Relating to Land
The purpose of the Guidance is to encourage land owners and land managers to develop co-operative and positive working relationships with local communities. The aim is to support good working practices that can lead to mutually beneficial solutions to land-related problems and better local outcomes for economic, environmental, social or cultural issues.
16th June 2017
Integrated sustainability appraisal scoping report for the National Development Framework
The Welsh Government are preparing a national land use plan, the National Development Framework for Wales (NDF), which will set a direction for the whole planning system and inform decisions made nationally, regionally and locally.

The scoping report is the first step of the draft integrated sustainability appraisal (ISA) for the NDF. This consultation will help steer the development of the ISA, and the NDF, from its early stages.
23rd June 2017
Archive of Past IHBC Consultations Responses
Click on links to view past responses (PDF format)
Representations on any current paper can be made via this link. Representations are welcome from both members and non-members of the Institute.