Month: January 2017

Rescue challenge government over threat to historic environment in Neighbourhood Planning Bill

Rescue has noted with interest the Government’s latest response to concerns raised about the proposed Neighbourhood Planning Bill, provided by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth following the Second Reading of the Bill on the 17th January. Once again, the Government has failed to provide any support for their conclusion that the Bill will not unduly restrict the …

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Rescue react to short tunnel option at Stonehenge

STONEHENGE ALERT! Highways England has announced a 7-week consultation on widening the A303 with a single 2.9km (1.8mile) tunnel option for the World Heritage Sites (WHS). The consultation documents can be seen here: https://highwaysengland.citizenspace.com/cip/a303-stonehenge/, and include maps, videos and a questionnaire for public feedback. An easy-to-use standard response letter can be accessed at http://stonehengealliance.org.uk/act-now/write-to-highways-england/. We urge …

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Protecting pre-commencement archaeological conditions: Rescue write to APPAG with concerns about the Neighbourhood Planning Bill

Rescue have written to all members of the All Party Parliamentary Archaeology Group (APPAG) to express our concerning regarding part of the current Neighbourhood Planning Bill, which will go through a second reading on 17th January. These concerns focus on the clause (currently clause 12) of the Bill which proposes changes to the Town and …

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