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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.

Changes to various permitted development rights: consultation
This consultation seeks views on changes to several existing permitted development rights that allow for householder development, building upwards to create new homes, the demolition of certain buildings and rebuild as homes, electric vehicle charge points and air source heat pumps.
9th April 2024
Climate change - draft Scottish National Adaptation Plan 3
This consultation seeks your views on the Scottish Government's draft plan for adapting to climate change (Scottish National Adaptation Plan 2024-29).
24th April 2024
Reburial of archaeological sites
The guidance is a revision of the previous Appendix 5 text from the suite of Preserving archaeological remains guidance, first published in 2016.

It has been developed to provide more detail on the information that needs to be collected before sites are reburied and to update recommendations on suitable materials for use in the reburial of archaeological sites.
26th April 2024
Environmental principles, governance and biodiversity targets: White Paper
The Welsh Government want your views on how we intend to strengthen environmental governance in and further address climate change and biodiversity loss in Wales..
30th April 2024
5th October 2024
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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