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The Institute of Historic Building Conservation

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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 England: The Adaptation of Traditional Farm Buildings: A guide to good practice 24th March
In 2006 they published good practice guidance on the conversion of traditional farm buildings : The Conversion of Traditional Farm Buildings: A Guide to Good Practice They are now consulting on an updated and revised version of that document called: The Adaptation of Traditional Farm Buildings.
31st March 2017
Historic England: The Adaptive Reuse of Traditional Farm Buildings: Historic England Advice Note 9
To supplement the good practice guidance a Historic England Advice Note, titled The Adaptive Reuse of Traditional Farm Buildings, which will set out the key principles to be considered when seeking to adapt traditional farm buildings. This document will replace the 2006 publication: Living Buildings in a Living Landscape: finding a future for farm buildings
31st March 2017
Historic Environment Forum Client Demand Task Group (CDTG)
Consultation on market conditions for expert and specialist heritage skills and services
11th April 2017
Managing Change in the Historic Environment: Windows
Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is asking for views on their new revised non-statutory guidance note on Managing Change in the Historic Environment: Windows.
28th April 2017
Fixing our broken housing market
Consultation on changes to planning policy and legislation in relation to planning for housing, sustainable development and the environment.
2nd May 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.