Historic England has three non-executive committees that advise staff and the Commission on specific strategy, policy and casework matters. There are also three committees to help manage internal business.
All members of the advisory committees and a number of additional heritage and cultural specialists belong to an Expert Advisory Group that meets once a year, and provides advice and support to staff on an ad hoc, voluntary basis.
Non-executive advisory committees
The following three non-executive committees advise staff and Commission on strategy, policy and casework:
- Historic England Advisory Committee
Offers expert advice to staff and the Commission on Historic England's functions under the National Heritage Act 1983, and other relevant legislation, in particular on policy matters and casework (excluding London) where it is novel, contentious or sets a precedent.
- London Advisory Committee
Offers expert advice to staff and Commission on Historic England's functions under the National Heritage Act 1983, and other relevant legislation, relating to individual buildings, monuments, conservation areas, parks and gardens in London and in particular policy matters and casework where it is novel, contentious or sets a precedent.
- Designation Review Committee
Advises Commission and staff on complex, contentious and high profile designation review cases passed to Historic England from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).
Committees to help manage internal business
Historic Estate Conservation Committee
The Historic Estate Conservation Committee monitors and advises Commission on the conservation and maintenance of the properties within the National Heritage Collection (NHC). The NHC is managed by the English Heritage Trust.
The following three committees advise on internal Historic England Business:
- Audit and Risk Assurance Committee
- Business and Finance Committee
- Remuneration and Appointments Committee
Historic England also has administrative responsibility for:
Places of Worship Forum
A non-denominational forum for those pursuing the conservation and sustainable future of historic places of worship.
Historic Places Panel
The Historic Places Panel (formerly Urban Panel) provides a broad spectrum of independent expertise to help local authorities and others engage in the regeneration and revitalisation of historic places.