In autumn 2023, HEF agreed a statement of  the Forum’s common-ground support for key future policy measures relating to the historic environment. The content of this statement reflects collaborative discussion by members at this year’s HEF Foresight Day. The key asks of the statement are:

– Enable the historic environment to deliver the best possible outcomes for the public by building resilience in places, organisations, and structures.

– Enhance the historic environment’s contribution to reaching Net Zero goals through the implementation of a National Retrofit Strategy.

– Maximise environmental benefits by ensuring the natural and historic elements of our landscapes are considered and managed holistically.

The full statement is available here.