Congratulations to our Director, Jon Millhouse who is now a Full Member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC), having had his application to upgrade from Affiliate Member to Full Member accepted by the IHBC assessment board. As part of the application Jon was required to submit a written testimonial outlining his skills and knowledge in eight areas of competency relating to historic building conservation.
The IHBC is the professional body for building conservation practitioners and historic environment experts working in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, with connections to the Republic of Ireland. The Institute exists to establish, develop and maintain the highest standards of conservation practice, to support the effective protection and enhancement of the historic environment, and to promote heritage-led regeneration and access to the historic environment for all.
A Full Member is the IHBC’s fully accredited category of professional membership. It is the only category where holders are entitled to put the letters ‘IHBC’ directly after their name. Already a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Jon can now add ‘IHBC’ to the BA (Hons) and MRTPI after his name.
Jon joined the Planning & Design Practice Ltd in 2004 after gaining a First in Environmental Design and Conservation at Oxford Brookes University. He has since carried out further training in Urban Design at Birmingham City University, and completed the RIBA Conservation Course.
Jon became a Director at Planning & Design Practice in 2011 and has since helped to grow the company. He has project led a wide variety of planning applications, Listed Building applications and appeals, and prepared a number of heritage assessments, context appraisals and masterplans.
He works closely on heritage related projects with Planning Designs Specialist Conservation Architect Lindsay Cruddas.
Full Members of the IHBC have demonstrated their skills, knowledge and experience in built and historic environment conservation as a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary practice, in line with the Institute’s membership standards and criteria and the international models on which they are based.
Full Members may also serve in the role of ‘Designated Service Adviser’ on the IHBC’s ‘HESPR’ scheme, its listing of businesses and organisations that work to the IHBC’s conservation and service standards.
Please contact Jon if you require assistance with development proposals affecting Conservation Areas, Listed Buildings or World Heritage Sites, or require heritage or context reports to support planning applications.