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The latest news from Rescue, showing how hard we continue to work on behalf of our heritage.

Rescue respond to the Chancellor’s announcement of latest changes to the planning system

RESCUE – The British Archaeological Trust views with grave concern the Chancellor’s announcement1 that developments on brownfield sites will no longer need planning permission before proceeding. RESCUE notes that the ‘ brownfield site’ category is a broad and poorly-defined one which encompasses all sorts of sites, mainly within established urban areas which may include important archaeological sites spanning the whole of our history, many of which may be unknown. The planning system2 ensures, through appropriate screening and conditions, that such sites are properly investigated prior to development and that archaeological remains are recorded before destruction. This process is one that …