HEF has endorsed the Historic Environment Protection Reform Group (HEPRG), originally set up in 2014 to devise solutions to address the continuing reduction in heritage resource in local authorities. Proposals were consulted on in 2016, and have been actively pursued ever since.
HEPRG continues to consider proposals for reform valuable work for coordinating reform-related work within the sector, identifying opportunities for alignment with other sectors/agendas, and, potentially, for informing some of HEPRG’s own future activity. Recently, HEF supported the extension of HEPRG’s remit to include planning.
The Group is currently resourced by Historic England, which chairs HEPRG’s meetings and provides its Secretariat.