Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I have to pay for archaeology and how much does it cost?

Archaeological works have been a part of planning law since 1990. The purpose of archaeological works is to ensure that these irreplaceable remains are not lost to development. Over the last 33 years, thousands of archaeological sites have been recorded ahead of housing, roads and other schemes, which would otherwise have been lost to future generations.

Local planning authorities are therefore obliged to assess each application and judge whether they might disturb buried archaeological sites or significantly alter buildings and request archaeological works where necessary either to support the application or as a condition of approval.

With to regard costs, every project is different with a unique set of constraints and circumstances, however, Ambrey Archaeology provide detailed, reasonable costings to allow you to budget for all circumstances.

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