Year: 2021

Rescue write to Sheffield University Vice Chancellor concerning proposed cuts to archaeology department

Rescue have written to express our concern regarding reported proposals which threaten closure of Sheffield University’s Archaeology Department. We have added our voice to letters from across the profession which have opposed these damaging and short-sighted proposals. “Our members are astonished and appalled that this department, whose long-standing reputation for excellence and training of some …

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The Queen’s Speech: “Laws to modernise the planning system, so that more homes can be built, will be brought forward” re-iterates the fallacy that the planning process is the major impediment to the rate of housebuilding.

Archaeologists and others involved with protecting and improving the environment, both historic and natural, remain concerned about key aspects of the proposals to change the planning system. We note in the background document to the Queen’s Speech – published here (pages 61-2) that there is a continuing emphasis on the need for speed, “a simpler, …

The Queen’s Speech: “Laws to modernise the planning system, so that more homes can be built, will be brought forward” re-iterates the fallacy that the planning process is the major impediment to the rate of housebuilding. Read More »