Archaeology and Planning Case Studies

The aim of the Archaeology and Planning Case Studies Project is to help sector organisations respond to further proposed changes in the planning system. The collection of accessible archaeology and planning case studies can be drawn on to illustrate the successful implementation of key elements of current national planning policy, as well as the problems that can result if these policies are not followed or if such policies in the future were to be removed.

The project results are presented in two volumes:

  • Volume 1 - a report discussing the project methodology and themes emerging from the case studies
  • Volume 2 - case studies

The Archaeology and Planning Case Studies Project has been undertaken by Jan Wills (Project Manager) and Stewart Bryant, on behalf of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA). The project was funded by Historic England.


  • Introduction and background to the project
  • Project methodology
  • Project results
  • Conclusions and recommendations
  • Appendix 1 - Stage 1 survey content: themes and planning scenarios
  • Appendix 2 - Stage 2 survey case studies pro-forma
  • Appendix 3 - Planning policy implementation – some examples from Durham County Council, Gloucester City Council, the Greater London Archaeological Advisory Service, and Surrey County Council
  • Appendix 4 - Tables 4 – 16, 18 – 20
  • Case studies

Additional Information

  • Publication Status: Completed
  • Pages: 87 (report) 217 (case studies)


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