Consultation: Greater London Archaeological Priority Area Guidelines

Historic England has launched a consultation on the Greater London Archaeological Priority Area Guidelines with a call for comments by 31st July 2015. Working with the support of The Mayor of London, the consultation, Archaeological Priority Area Guidelines, forms part of Historic England’s Greater London Archaeological Advisory Service (GLAAS) long-term project to review, revise and…

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Tree and Design Action Group seeks views on planning

The Tree and Design Action Group [TDAG] has launched a consultation asking for experiences in the delivery and management of effective tree protection as part of the planning process. The type of submissions they are interested in include examples of both successful and weaker planning conditions supported with feedback on why these did or didn’t…

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Compulsory purchase processes consultation

The Department for Communities and Local Government and HM Treasury has published a consultation outlining plans to improve the Compulsory Purchase process.  Published under the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition, the Consultation, Technical consultation on improvements to the compulsory purchase process, is seeking views on a range of proposals which aim to make the compulsory purchase regime…

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Scotland Archaeology Strategy: Consultation Launched

The Scottish Strategic Archaeology Committee (SSAC) and Historic Scotland have launched a consultation paper looking at the role that archaeology can plan in Scotland's future.  The consultation, Scotland's Archaeology Strategy: What role should archaeology play in Scotland's future?, sets out a ten-year strategy to ensure that the cultural and economic value of archaeology is fully…

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DCLG launches Consultation on Section 106 Planning Obligations

The Department for Communities and Local Government has published a consultation on Section 106 planning obligations on 20th February 2015.  The Autumn Statement 2014 included a commitment to consult on measures to speed up the negotiation and agreement of section 106 agreements as part of the Government’s commitment to delivering a faster and more effective planning system [see Update 291]. …

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English Heritage Survey on direct publications

English Heritage has launched a survey on its direct publications.  English Heritage directly publishes a diverse range of paid and free publications used by heritage professionals, academics and interested members of the public. These include Heritage Counts, Conservation Bulletin, Designation Yearbook, Heritage at Risk Register and guides to EH properties.  The survey asks for questions…

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Consultation on Historic Environment Advice Notes published

English Heritage has published two Historic Environment Advice notes for consultation with a deadline of 17th April 2015. The consultation’s, Conservation area Designation, Appraisal and Management, and Making Changes to Heritage Assets, are intended to assist local planning authorities, planning and other consultants, owners, applicants and other interested parties in implementing historic environment policy in…

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Consultation: Historic England Action Plan

English Heritage has published its draft Action Plan with a deadline for comments by Friday 23rd January 2014. The draft Action sets out the contribution that Historic England will make to Heritage2020; the historic environment sector's plan for its priorities between 2015 to 2020.  Acting as the delivery document for the Historic England Corporate Plan, the Action…

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DCLG publishes technical planning consultation

A technical consultation on planning has been published by the Department for Communities and Local Government outlining a number proposals to improve the planning system, it was announced on 31st July 2014. Divided into six sections, the first section¬†outlines proposals making it easier for residents and business to come together to produce a neighbourhood plan,…

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CAP consultation launched

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has launched its comprehensive consultation on reforms to the Common Agricultural Policy. This follows months of negotiation at an EU level about the new format of the CAP in the UK. A primary measure that DEFRA is seeking views on is the transferring of funding from Pillar…

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