Archaeology and Planning webinar: Illustrating how & why the system works
This webinar will explore how the planning system creates opportunities for archaeology and the value that archaeology adds to planning. The webinar will specifically discuss how recent planning reform in England has been impacting the way that this system works and how the archaeology sector is working to make the case for improvements to future provision.
The workshops draw evidence from 117 case studies collected by CIfA in 2018 that illustrate how and why the system works.
These case studies illustrate four key aspects of the planning system
- The use of pre-determination assessment and evaluation to assess the significance of heritage assets and the potential impact of development
- The use of pre-commencement planning conditions to secure programmes of archaeological investigation
- The impact of the premature discharge of planning conditions by local planning authorities
- The importance of access to specialist archaeological advice by local planning authorities
This webinar is aimed primarily at anyone who works, volunteers, or has a general interest in archaeology, and there is no requisite knowledge of planning policy or archaeology required.
Please note, we are also running another webinar on 3 March, aimed at professional archaeologists and others who work in or have existing knowledge of archaeology in the planning system, including local authority advisors, planners, commercial contractors and consultants.
Whichever workshop is attended, participants will come away with a clear understanding of the critical elements of policy which support archaeological work in the planning system and a toolkit of evidence to help them understand and advocate for positive changes to the planning system with their MPs or local authorities.
12.35: Championing archaeology in the planning system: How we got to where we are (Rob Lennox, CIfA & Neil Redfern, CBA)
13.00: The evidence for archaeology’s value to planning (Jan Wills, Case Studies project manager and report joint-author)
13.30: Q&A/Panel discussion with CIfA & CBA.
No prior experience and/or knowledge of the planning system necessary, but all welcome.
The event start/end times indicated below are for Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). This is a web based presentation conducted via Zoom. Links will be sent to registered attendees the morning of the event.
The presenter's slides, audio and video will be recorded during the main presentation, but we do not intend to record discussion or the Q&A component.
If you have any questions at all or require any assistance in registering or accessing this event, please contact the CIfA Events team: firstname.lastname@example.org