Month: May 2016

Archaeology and the planning system: Responding to the Neighbourhood Planning and Infrastructure Bill

The Queen’s Speech (18th May 2016) saw the Government announce their intention to introduce the Neighbourhood Planning and Infrastructure Bill during the new parliamentary session.  Reports in the press (notably the Daily Telegraph) raised the prospect that amongst the provisions of the Bill would be changes to the system of pre-commencement planning conditions which would …

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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 …

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