Archaeological Planning

Archaeological Development Control

GGAT Archaeological Planning staff monitoring archaeological development work

Planning Services

Impacts to the historic environment as a result of proposed land-use change need to be considered in the planning process. The Trust provides archaeological advice to the twelve local planning authorities in Southeast Wales (and part of the Brecon Beacons National Park). It has assisted them in the formulation of policies to protect the historic environment in their local plans, and has developed supplementary planning guidance on archaeology for some authority areas.

Policy and advice is provided by Planning Policy Wales Chapter 6: The Historic Environment and Technical Advice Note 24: The Historic Environment. A diagram showing how these fit into the hierarchy of legislation, regulation, can be found on Cadw’s website. On behalf of the local planning authorities in our region our archaeological planning management team provides detailed advice to these authorities on planning casework and issues briefs for works, checks specifications, monitors fieldwork and approves the resulting reports whether undertaken in advance of determination or as a result of a condition attached to planning consent. Work is carried out in accordance with the Welsh Archaeological Trusts' Advisors Code of Conduct and the Standard and Guidance for Archaeological Advice by Historic Environment Services issued by the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists.

The team maintain records of works undertaken and assists in ensuring that archaeological work is placed in the public domain either by the deposition of practitioner's reports into the Historic Environment Record, or by the publication of a full report.

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Archaeological Planning Services pdf documents to download

Guide to Archaeology and Planning in South Wales

GGAT Curatorial Service Standards

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