The Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) will be visiting the Isle of Man in September, and is offering a free workshop for individuals and community groups. IHBC is a professional body for building conservation practitioners and experts. It promotes the sustainable reuse of old buildings and views conservation as the careful management of change.
The workshop is based on the IHBC’s recent conference which focused on ‘People Power’. Accepting that local communities are integral to the conservation and regeneration of historic places, the conference looked at ways in which community groups have become more involved in the conservation process. The workshop will explore the various ways in which community groups can better engage with planning authorities, giving them greater input into the conservation plans that are developed for their areas. It includes a talk from the IHBC and focused workshop sessions and is open to everyone with an interest in planning and conservation.