Archaeology Planning Advice

Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service is responsible for providing formal advice on planning matters to the County and District Councils, (outside Worcester City, which has separate provision), Public Utilities, developers and members of the public. Below are a series of leaflets and documents providing information on how archaeology and the historic environment interact with the planning process and who is responsible for the various stages involved.  The Historic Environment has for many years been an integral part of the planning process, and is currently managed through the National Planning Policy Framework, and Local Planning Policies.

For more information and guidance please explore the links below:

General information on the planning policies guiding historic environment protection can be found on the Planning Portal. General information on Listed Buildings, Conservation Areas and Scheduled Monuments can be found on the  Historic England website.

If you have any queries or would like further information on any of these issues, please contact the Historic Environment Planning Advisor.

If you live in Worcester City, please contact the City Archaeologist at Worcester City Council on archaeology@worcester.gov.uk.