Month: November 2017

Rescue write to English Heritage concerning proposed job cuts

Rescue were notified earlier in the month concerning imminent job losses at English Heritage Trust. We wrote to their Chief Executive on 15th November to clarify the situation – our letter is below. Further information concerning these job losses has now emerged, with 160 jobs “at risk” and 90 job losses being reported: https://www.prospect.org.uk/news/id/2017/November/29/Prospect-warns-against-proposed-English-Heritage-redundancies

Rescue write to Highways England concerning A27 Arundel Bypass consultation

Highways England recently consulted on proposed improvements to the A27 Arundel bypass. Rescue were particularly keen, in our response, to indicate that the suggested “compensation” approach to ancient woodland was not in fact “replacing it” and that, indeed, such loss of woodland would undoubtedly have an adverse impact on the archaeological resource. Our response is …

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Rescue says: No to environmentally damaging planning reform

Following our recent exchange of views with Sir Mark Boleat regarding his recommendations to remove archaeological planning conditions and his denial of developer ‘land-banking’ as published in a report from the Housing and Finance Initiative (cited as a government ‘think tank’), Rescue is pleased to see the Chancellor Phillip Hammond’s apparent rejection of Sir Mark’s potentially …

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Rescue respond to “Raynsford Review” of the planning system in England

Rescue have recently responded to a call for evidence by the Raynsford Review of the planning system in England. Supported by the Town and Country Planning Association, this 18 month programme seeks a holistic appraisal of the kind of planning system the nation will need by 2020. Unsurprisingly, Rescue considers that heritage needs to be at …

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Rescue respond to “The Housing Problem in London: A broken planning system”

Rescue have written in response to the recent White Paper issued by the Housing and Finance Institute – “The Housing Problem in London: a broken planning system” (written by Sir Mark Boleat). This represented some strong opinions, stating that there was a “bias against development” in the planning process. Sir Mark Boleat also railed against …

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