Closed Guidance Consultations

A list of closed advice and guidance consultations.

Environmental Archaeology: A Guide to the Theory and Practice of Methods, from Sampling and Recovery to Post-excavation

The consultation on this new edition has been developed in response to changes in the English planning system over the last decade and developments in developer-funded and academic archaeological work. The consultation closed on 5 February 2024.

Climate Change and Historic Building Adaptation Historic England Advice Note

A new Historic England Advice Note (HEAN) sets out a more progressive stance on climate change mitigation. It is a key action in delivering Historic England’s Climate Change Strategy. The consultation closed on 24 December 2023.

Historic Almshouses: A Guide to Managing Change

The consultation on advice for managing change to historic almshouses and how historic and architectural significance can be retained while supplying more comfortable and appropriate housing. The consultation closed on 26 July 2023.

Historic England’s Draft Industrial Heritage Strategy

The consultation on the Strategy which sets out the key priorities for our internationally important industrial heritage closed on 7 June 2021.

Scientific Dating of Pleistocene Sites

The consultation on guidelines to provide advice on best practice for the effective use of scientific dating on English Pleistocene sites closed on 16 March 2020. 

Canal & River Trust: Proposed Listed Building Consent Order

The consultation on a proposed draft national Listed Building Consent Order (LBCO) for works to listed buildings controlled or managed by the Canal & River Trust, closed on 14 January 2019.

Conservation Principles

The consultation on our revised Conservation Principles closed on 2 February 2018. We have analysed the results of the consultation and are currently deciding how best to take this document forward. We are not expecting to publish a new version for at least six months.

Historic England Advisory Note on the Reconstruction of Heritage Assets

The consultation on the Reconstruction of Heritage Assets closed on 22 June 2016. We have revised the text in the light of the consultation responses and we will check it against the new version of the NPPF and the latest international conservation developments. We are expecting to publish the final version of this advice within the next few months.

Copies of closed consultation documents are still available for reference until the final version is published.

The final published guidance and recommendations might be different to the earlier consultation drafts.

If you have any questions about these closed consultations, please contact us via the email address below.

Guidance Team