Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service is responsible for providing formal advice on planning matters to the County and District Councils, Public Utilities, developers and members of the public. Worcester City Council and Wychavon and Malvern Hills District Councils also have archaeological planning advisors. 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:
- Community Planning for the Future of Rural Buildings in their Setting
- Information for Agents and Applicants - Historic Environment and Planning
- Planning Advice Charges
- Choosing an Archaeological Contractor - Planning Factsheet
- Standards and Guidance for Archaeological Projects
- National Planning Policy Framework Historic Environment Policy: Conserving and enhancing the historic environment
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you live in Wychavon or Malvern Hills, please contact WDC and MH Planning and Archaeology Advisor email@example.com.