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Stonehenge Update (January 2010)

The planning application for a new Stonehenge visitor centre and associated works was considered by Wiltshire Council’s Strategic Planning Committee on Wednesday 20 January. http://www.salisbury.gov.uk/planning/development-control/planning-applications/2009/1527/application-documentation.htm In summary, the scheme proposals are for closure of the A344/A303 junction at Stonehenge Bottom and greening of the A344 up to the Henge; removal of parking and other facilities …

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Save Colchester Circus: Rescue backs the campaign

Rescue has now been told that the initial campaign to raise £200,000 has been successful – many congratulations to the campaigners – see http://www.romancircus.org/2010/03/01/thank-you-appeal-reaches-its-200000-target/ Destination Colchester and Colchester Archaeology Trust are together trying to raise funds to buy the Sergeants’ Mess building and garden of Abbey Fields from developers Taylor Wimpey to save a unique …

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Rescue adds its voice to concern over damaging Olympic proposals for Greenwich Park

Rescue is backing a campaign led by NOGOE – No to Greenwich Olympic Equestrian Events to ensure that The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) fully considers the archaeological implications of the planned Olympic Equestrian events in Greenwich Park. Greenwich Park is an area of intense archaeological interest, within the World Heritage Site. …

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The Diggers’ Forum responds to IfA statement concerning archaeological salaries

The Diggers’ Forum have responded to the Institute for Archaeologist’s statement concerning archaeological salaries. This statement, made on 10/11/09, outlined that the pay minima for archaeologists, in accordance with different levels of archaeological responsibility, should be frozen at the current rates for the coming financial year. “…in view of the extraordinarily challenging economic environment, there …

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13th Century Arab site under threat of destruction in Spain

News Update: After large scale protests and wide spread publicity, the campaign has been successful: On Wednesday night, the official news came that work had been halted to allow proper recording of this site. See http://www.typicallyspanish.com/news/publish/article_24282.shtml Rescue has been alerted to the threat to an Arab site from development of a carpark in Murcia, Spain. …

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PPS Alert

The Consultation period for a new Planning Policy Statement (PPS) 15: Planning for the Historic Environment ended on the 31st October. Rescue responded, together with an array of institutions with interests in the future  of British Archaeology. We have tried to collate below as many links as possible to relevant responses. However, please do not …

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Heritage Bill Dead?

The Queen’s Speech, setting out the Government’s legislative programme for the forthcoming year, has once again failed to include provisions to enact the much delayed Heritage Bill. There was little prior expectation this time around of the Bill appearing however, with very few within the heritage profession still clinging to the suggestion that this ill-fated …

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Government U-turn on PPS 15

RESCUE is pleased to see that the government has acknowledged the widespread concern over the content of the proposed PPS expressed by bodies concerned with heritage and conservation. We welcome the comment by the spokesman for the The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) quoted in the Daily Telegraph “The redraft is extremely welcome news, though we …

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Rescue responds to PPS15

Rescue have responded to the Consultation paper on a new Planning Policy Statement (PPS) 15: Planning for the Historic Environment. The Department for Communities and Local Governement says “PPS15 reflects a more modern, integrated approach which defines the historic environment in terms of heritage assets to be conserved in accordance with a set of principles …

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