Last edited 17 Oct 2021

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IHBC responds to Conservation Principles for North Ireland

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The IHBC has submitted its response on the ‘Conservation Principles – Guidance for the sustainable management of the historic environment in Northern Ireland’.

Responding to the consultation, the IHBC suggested a number of points of detailed language and practice but also that primarily the document would benefit from inclusion of a clear indication of its status, purpose, functions, role and remit.

The IHBC writes:

‘Without a sound regulatory framework, the implementation and delivery of conservation principles on the ground will be limited at best. To enable and sustain an enforceable conservation framework a robust statutory legislative system is required coupled with adequate financial investment to fund practical building conservation and also to support an adequate conservation skill base in statutory agencies and the private sector.’

See the full IHBC response here.

NB The IHBC constantly monitors Government Departments and other national and regional organisations for relevant proposed changes to legislation, policy and guidance. The Consultations Panel formulates responses to these documents on behalf of the IHBC. The IHBC may not comment on all these consultations, but we are glad to hear opinions on them from both members and non-members


This article originally appeared on the IHBC NewsBlog on 15 October 2021.

--Institute of Historic Building Conservation

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