Committees and Panels
Historic England has three non-executive committees that advise staff and the Commission on specific strategy, policy and casework matters.
There are also four committees to help manage internal business and four non-executive panels to advise staff on policy and practice in specialist fields.
All members of the advisory committees and panels belong to a wider, external, expert advisory group.
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:
There are four non-executive panels to advise staff on policy and practice in specialist fields (Battlefields Panel, Historic Parks and Gardens Panel, Historic Wrecks Panel and the Industrial Archaeology Panel).
From 2016 meetings of the above panels are arranged ad hoc according to need. Attendance at meetings is drawn from the wider expert group as appropriate.
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.
The Urban Panel provides expertise to help local authorities, development agencies and others to engage in major regeneration of historic towns and cities.