Month: November 2009

PPS Alert

The Consultation period for a new Planning Policy Statement (PPS) 15: Planning for the Historic Environment ended on the 31st October. Rescue responded, together with an array of institutions with interests in the future  of British Archaeology. We have tried to collate below as many links as possible to relevant responses. However, please do not …

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Heritage Bill Dead?

The Queen’s Speech, setting out the Government’s legislative programme for the forthcoming year, has once again failed to include provisions to enact the much delayed Heritage Bill. There was little prior expectation this time around of the Bill appearing however, with very few within the heritage profession still clinging to the suggestion that this ill-fated …

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Government U-turn on PPS 15

RESCUE is pleased to see that the government has acknowledged the widespread concern over the content of the proposed PPS expressed by bodies concerned with heritage and conservation. We welcome the comment by the spokesman for the The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) quoted in the Daily Telegraph “The redraft is extremely welcome news, though we …

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Rescue responds to PPS15

Rescue have responded to the Consultation paper on a new Planning Policy Statement (PPS) 15: Planning for the Historic Environment. The Department for Communities and Local Governement says “PPS15 reflects a more modern, integrated approach which defines the historic environment in terms of heritage assets to be conserved in accordance with a set of principles …

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