NPPF

The proposed DCMS White Paper on ‘Our Culture’: A response by RESCUE – The British Archaeological Trust

Rescue have formulated a response to a recent white paper discussion piece by DCMS, entitled ‘Our Culture’, focused on the funding of archaeology in the UK. https://dcms.dialogue-app.com/the-funding-challenge-share-and-discuss-your-ideas-on-how-to-develop-new-sources-of-funding-for-the-arts-and-culture Our response is available at https://dcms.dialogue-app.com/the-funding-challenge-share-and-discuss-your-ideas-on-how-to-develop-new-sources-of-funding-for-the-arts-and-culture/the-proposed-dcms-white-paper-on-our-culture-a-response-by-rescue-2013-the-british-archaeological-trust and reproduced below:   Financial resilience and the funding of cultural institutions and organisations “The second theme will focus on building financial resilience …

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Rescue register our objection to a planning application in London Borough of Hounslow

Rescue have written to register our objection to a planning application for the erection of school buildings at Brent Lea Recreation Ground, Isleworth. It is clear that this application for temporary school buildings also seeks to establish the principle of change of use and development on the site, with a series of school buildings outlined to …

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Westminster City Council approve demolition in The Strand

In the latest planning disaster to strike at our heritage, Westminster City Council, or to be more precise, 4 individuals appointed to make decisions on behalf of Westminster City Council, have voted 3:1 to allow Kings College, Westminster London to demolish a historic row of buildings in one of the city’s most famous streets, the …

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Dip in conservation and archaeology advisers – Rescue says….

In the past 12 months the number of archaeological specialists advising English local authorities has fallen by three per cent while the number of conservation specialists has fallen by four per cent. That is the latest assessment according to a report from English Heritage, the Association of Local Government Archaeological Officers and the Institute of …

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Rescue responds to NPPF

Today’s publication of the National Planning Policy Framework brings to an end 22 years of separate archaeological guidance within the planning system. First through PPG16, and latterly through PPS5, archaeology has been one of the various material considerations required of a developer when they are submitting an application. Part of the system maybe, but strangely …

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Rescue Publish Fighting Back

Update: We have now revised Fighting Back to refer to the new NPPF. With an unprecedented level of threat to local authority museum and archaeological services currently being felt up and down the country, there has never been a greater need for clear guidelines, assisting those campaigning to protect and preserve local and regional heritage services. …

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Rescue respond to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)

RESCUE believes that the current planning system is confusing, cumbersome and in places, contradictory. In principle, we welcome the Government’s stated intention to simplify the system and to make it more accessible to both developers and the general public alike. However, RESCUE does not believe that the National Planning Policy Framework (NPFF), as drafted, provides …

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NPPF – have Scotland got the heritage protection system right?

Two planning documents of significance to archaeologists have recently been published. In England, the draft National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) was released on the 25th July. This promises “A new, simpler framework for the planning system that safeguards the environment while meeting the need for sustainable growth”, and slims down over 1000 pages of cumbersome …

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