Councils expected to follow archaeology guidelines despite Fenland leader’s comments

FOLLOWING the rather silly comments made by Councillor Alan Melton relating to archaeological surveys I wrote a letter to the Secretary of State for Communities complaining about his attitude.

I have since received a reply from a Phil Weatherby - Planning Development Management. National planning policy PPS5 (Planning for the historic environment) covers archaeological interests and all local authorities are expected to follow this planning principle.

I am also aware that Cllr Melton has made a statement which I have a copy of. I believe, like a lot of people, that the statement was not done entirely by him.

But it does mean that the council will or should continue to protect its archaeological heritage.


Nene Parade


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