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CBA response to the English Heritage new model

English Heritage New Model

As part of proposals to create a new charity to run the National Heritage Collection with an £80 million investment, a Government consultation was initiated to ask for responses to their eight year vision to establish a new model for the management of the National Heritage Collection which contains some ofour most important historic sites including Stonehenge, parts of Hadrian’s Wall and Dover Castle.

CBA Director Mike Heyworth, said "The CBA welcomes the Government's commitment to support a new model for the future of English Heritage with an investment of £80m, but we have significant concerns about the long-term sustainable funding for both the new charity and Historic England. We will continue to work with the Government and colleagues in English Heritage to ensure that the new arrangements deliver long-term and sustainable benefits for the historic environment in England. In particular, we are keen to see the new Historic England working in close partnership with local authority historic environment services and the national amenity societies to ensure that there is no weakening of heritage protection, and that no opportunities are missed to increase our understanding of our archaeological heritage."

Read the full CBA response by downloading the pdf below.

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