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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.

Climate Change Agreements: Consultation on a new scheme
The UK Government seeks views on proposals for a new 6-year Climate Change Agreements scheme to begin in 2025.
14th February 2024
Consultation on the 2003 UNESCO Convention for Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
This consultation seeks feedback on some of the decisions regarding the first stage of implementing the 2003 UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

It is part of a wider consultation process taking place until the end of February to inform a policy paper which will outline the details of how the UK plans to implement the Convention. This survey is being run by the UK government but has been developed and agreed with the devolved administrations which have responsibility for their own heritage policy.
29th February 2024
Historic Environment Scotland
Managing Change Underwater Heritage

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is seeking your views on the draft Managing Change guidance on Underwater Heritage. This guidance outlines conserving underwater heritage around the coasts of Scotland and in freshwater environments such as lochs and rivers.
5th March 2024
The Future Homes and Buildings Standards: 2023 consultation
The UK Government are seeking views on changes to Part 6, Part L and Part F of the Building Regulations for dwellings and non-domestic buildings and seeking evidence on Part O.
6th March 2024
Home Energy Model: replacement for the Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP)
The UK Government are seeking views on the methodology which will assess whether new dwellings demonstrate compliance with the Future Homes Standard.
6th March 2024
Scotland's draft Circular Economy and Waste Route Map to 2030
Through this consultation the Scottish Government set out our proposals for the Circular Economy and Waste Route Map to 2030, our strategic plan to deliver Scotland’s sustainable resource and circular economy ambitions to 2030.
15th March 2024
29th March 2024
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
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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