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Archaeological Sites and Cultural Heritage: Planning

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 92862, tabled on 21 September 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Government's Planning for the Future consultation and forthcoming proposals for reform to planning regulation, what assessment he has made of the need to preserve existing (a) requirements for archaeological investigation and (b) safeguards for heritage and the historic environment as part of the planning process.

Answered on

29 September 2020

The Government is committed to the protection of the historic environment and we have put in place a strong legislative and policy framework to achieve this. In bringing forward any reforms to the planning system, we will ensure that heritage considerations, including the need for archaeological surveys, are taken into account.

Answered by

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government