New joint conservation practice ‘Conservation Professional Practice Principles’ prepared collectively by the IHBC, the Historic Towns and Villages Forum and Civic Voice [Alliance members has been published. This offers a new, accessible statement on practice principles for specialists working in built and historic environment conservation roles.
The Practice Principles state:
‘Conservation professional practice is challenging, as demonstrated by the many considerations set out in this guide. This requires not just depth of knowledge, but also breadth, due to the wide scope of decision-making. Good conservation practice is not about viewing heritage and cultural values in isolation, but considering these as an integral part of planning, place-making and helping places and buildings to adapt to modern needs. This integrated approach is at the heart of specialist, professional practice.’