Archaeological Sites: Protection

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered at on 30 January 2017.

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Photo of Tim Loughton Tim Loughton Conservative, East Worthing and Shoreham

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to use the provisions of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 to protect sites of archaeological interest subject to development.

Photo of Gavin Barwell Gavin Barwell Minister of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Housing, Planning and London)

The planning system already contains strong protections for sites of archaeological interest. These protections will apply to measures introduced by the Housing and Planning Act.

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