Scheduled Monument Clearance: Revised Guidance Note for Crown Bodies in England

This revised guidance note clarifies the procedures for Crown bodies or managing bodies operating on behalf of the Crown, when applying for scheduled monument clearance. This follows changes to the administrative arrangements between DCMS (the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) and Historic England (formerly English Heritage) which came into effect on 1 November 2009.

This revision also reflects the changes arising from the publication by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) of the National Planning Policy Framework (2019) and planning practice guidance issued in 2019, as well as the change of name to Historic England on 1 April 2015, and the amendment of Historic England’s extended Pre-application advice in 2017.


  • Introduction
  • The Government Estate
  • Crown compliance with the planning acts
  • Scheduled Monument clearance and compliance with the AMAA Act (1979)

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed
  • Pages: 8


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