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Queen’s Speech Wednesday 18th May 2016: new planning bill threat to archaeology

The background notes for the newly proposed Neighbourhood Planning and Infrastructure Bill in the Queens speech contains the following: Planning Conditions To ensure that pre-commencement planning conditions are only imposed by local planning authorities where they are absolutely necessary. Excessive pre-commencement planning conditions can slow down or stop the construction of homes after they have been given planning permission. The new legislation would tackle the overuse, and in some cases, misuse of certain planning conditions, and thereby ensure that development, including new housing, can get underway without unnecessary delay. RESCUE says: We are deeply concerned by the implication in the …