Year: 2018

Stonehenge latest: Have your say by registering on the Infrastructure Planning Inspectorate by the 11th January 2019

Highways England’s application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) for the A303 Stonehenge scheme has been accepted by the Infrastructure Planning Inspectorate. All 300+ of the application documents are up on the Inspectorate’s website (at https://infrastructure.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/projects/south-west/a303-stonehenge/) which also explains the DCO Examination process. Click on a button on their Home page for email updates on …

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Engaging with Policy in the UK: Responding to Changes in Planning, Heritage and the Arts – review of Rescue’s conference

On 27th October over 100 delegates filled the lecture room at the Institute of Archaeology to take part in a day conference hosted jointly by Rescue and the Arts and Humanities Research Council entitled ‘Engaging with Policy in the UK’. Following a welcome and introduction from the organiser and Rescue secretary Hana Morel, Lord Renfrew …

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Celebrating 40 years of campaigning – Rescue Archaeology: Foundations for the Future

Rescue’s latest book was produced to celebrate 40 years of campaigning – Rescue Archaeology: Foundations for the Future. This publication assesses the current frameworks within which archaeology is practised in Britain in 22 chapters written by currently practising archaeologists. This 320 page A5 paperback with colour illustrations is now available at £29 for non-members and £22 for RESCUE members, plus £2.95 …

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Conference: Engaging with Policy in the UK: Responding to Changes in Planning, Heritage and the Arts

The AHRC Heritage Priority Area and RESCUE: The British Archaeological Trust are organising a one day conference on ‘Engaging with Policy in the UK: Responding to Changes in Planning, Heritage and the Arts’ on Saturday the 27th October at UCL’s Institute of Archaeology.  This is one of a series of activities we are undertaking to draw together academics, civil servants, private …

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Rescue Policy for the future

Rescue Council felt that it would be helpful to put together our policy on key issues relating to archaeology and the historic environment. We hope that this will clarify where we stand and provide a basis for future actions. The document begins with a summary of our commitments, cross-referenced to the relevant sections of the …

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Pre-Commencement Conditions & obtaining applicant consent: Archaeology

Rescue is offering ideas and comment in the following paper about the impact on archaeology of the changes to pre-commencement planning conditions which come into force in October. We welcome any constructive comments on this. Pre-Commencement Conditions & obtaining applicant consent: Archaeology Introduction: The process of assessing, identifying and removing archaeological remains from a site …

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Rescue responds to Environmental Principles and Governance consultation

Rescue submitted a response to the government consultation “Environmental Principles and Governance after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union” in which we stressed the need for a clear definition of ‘environment’ which would include the cultural / historic environment and the need for a strong agency able to hold government and others to account …

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Archaeology and planning case studies: update, extended deadline

** UPDATE 21st August 2018:   The deadline for contributions of planning and archaeology case studies via the survey on the CIfA pages has been extended to 21st September, so please do contribute. If you prefer not to complete the survey, information about individual projects can be sent direct to Jan Wills at the email address …

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New article on ‘The Irony of Lebanon’s Peacetime Development’

We are all aware of the impacts of war on the hugely significant archaeology of the Middle East, but far less attention is paid to the destructive impacts of peacetime development in a situation where there is inadequate regulation and oversight. In this article for RESCUE, Professor Kevin Butcher of the Department of Classics and …

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Rescue respond to DEFRA “Health and Harmony” consultation

Rescue have recently submitted our response to DEFRA’s consultation: “Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment in a Green Brexit“. Rescue have strongly argued the case for the historic environment in post-Brexit agricultural policy: we urge the government to take this opportunity to move forward with an integrated approach to the potential …

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