Casework campaigning and advice has always been a key element of the Society's work. Today, in England and Wales, the Society has a role in the secular planning system. We must be notified, by local planning authorities of all application that involve total or partial demolition, and we have an opportunity to comment. We have a similar role in the systems operated by religious bodies that hold an exemption from secular listed building control.
PPS15 October 2009 The government is proposing to replace its heritage guidance documents - PPG15, which deals with the built historic environment, and PPG16, which deals with archaeology. The replacement for both would be a single, brief statement of policy PPS15: Planning for the Historic Environment, backed by supporting guidance PPS Planning for the Historic Environment: Historic Environment Planning Practice Guide. The SPAB has submitted detailed comment on these draft documents. The Society has also contributed to a response from the Joint Committee of National Amenty Societies.
Listed building consent applications referred to and considered by SPAB