When is an archaeological assessment required?
An Archaeological Assessment will be required in respect of
proposals involving the disturbance of
ground within an Area of Archaeological Potential as defined in the
local plan, or in other areas the
subject of major development proposals or significant
infrastructure works, where archaeological
remains may survive, as may be specified in pre-application advice.
If an application affects such a
site an applicant may need to commission an assessment of existing
information and submit the
results as part of the application in accordance with policy advice
Planning Policy Guidance Note
15 ‘Planning and the Historic Environment’, (September 1995)
paragraphs 3.16 to 3.19.