IfA, in its response, welcomed the confirmation that there will be no change to the Royal Commission’s duties and responsibilities for preserving England’s wider historic environment. The new model for English Heritage involves the separation of the National Heritage Collection from a historic environment protection service (to be re-named Historic England). IfA does not take issue with this principle, but did raise significant concerns as to the details of the proposed split and the future operation of the two new bodies.
You can read a full copy of the response here.
IfA will continue to work with Government and other stakeholders in an effort to ensure the long-term future of the collection and of the national protection service.