IHBC responds to HE consultation draft guidance on ‘Conserving Georgian and Victorian terraced housing’

IHBC consultations webpageThe IHBC has submitted its response to the recent Historic England (HE) consultation on its draft guidance document: ‘Conserving Georgian and Victorian terraced housing: A guide to managing change’.

The IHBC writes:

The draft document extends the London focus of its preceding guidance which is welcomed. It also widens the date range with which it is concerned by acknowledging that the terrace emerged as a building type in the late 17th Century…

Since the draft guidance now applies to a broader geographic range of locations of terraced houses in different urban contexts it would be important to highlight, document and protect regional variation.  If more emphasis were to be placed on the individual differences then it would also be better understood that no one approach will ever fit all…

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