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Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Wyvern Heritage and Landscape coordinating the Foundations of Archaeology Project

The Foundations of Archaeology Project celebrates the work of the pioneering archaeologists who first identified the rich upland archaeology of south Wiltshire and north east Dorset.

The project will train up volunteers to help further investigate and evaluate archaeological sites centred on three focus areas associated with these pioneers
We have lots of volunteer opportunities starting Autumn 2015 to late Spring 2017 – including practical conservation on ancient sites;  learning to undertake archaeological surveys; and following in the footsteps of the first archaeologists. No previous experience necessary  –  all ages welcome.

http://foundationsofarchaeology.wordpress.com/ for more information

New Heritage England Advice Note on Site Allocations in Local Plans

The identification of potential sites for development within a Local Plan is an important step in establishing where change and growth will happen across local authority areas, as well as the type of development and when it should occur.

This document is intended to offer advice to all those involved in the process, to help ensure that the historic environment plays a positive role in allocating sites for development. It offers advice on evidence gathering and site allocation policies, as well as setting out in detail a number of steps to make sure that heritage considerations are fully integrated in any site selection methodology


Friday, 11 July 2014

Wyvern Heritage supports Rule 6 Party at Planning Inquiry


Appeal against refusal of planning permission Summer Street Stroud May 2014 - We provided expert testimony and evidence on the impact of the proposed development on the setting of a group of dispsersed listed farmhouses, a grade II listed georgian residence, a Grade I listed church and two Conservation Areas.

The Day of Archaeology 2014 is here! #dayofarch


They are looking for people working, studying or volunteering in the archaeological world to participate with us in a “Day of Archaeology” in July 2014.  The resulting Day of Archaeology website will (and already does!) demonstrate the wide variety of work our profession undertakes day-to-day across the globe, and help to raise public awareness of the relevance and importance of archaeology to the modern world.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

New EH Research Reports

  • Historic Environment Guidance for Wave and Tidal Energy published 11th December 2013. Read the publication here
  • Introductions to Heritage Assets (Buidlings). Read the publication here
  • Water Meadows. Introductions to Heritage Assets. Read the publication here
  • Guidelines for the storage and display of archaeological metalwork. Read the publication here

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

National Policy Statement for National Networks Consultation

The Department for Transport has launched a consultation on the Government's draft National Policy Statement for National Networks. It sets out the government's policy on significant infrastructure projects on the road and rail networks and includes guidance on how the impacts of developments are to be assessed and mitigated. The consultation is open until the 26th February 2014.

Source Heritage Alliance Heritage update 269

Monday, 20 January 2014

DCMS Consultation on remodelling English Heritage

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport consultation on remodelling English Heritage is open until the 7th February 2014.

Source Heritage Alliance: Heritage Update 269