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FAME responds to draft National Planning Policy Framework

FAME has responded to the draft National Planning Policy Framework by welcoming its objective of delivering sustainable development, ed but expressing concerns about its degree of protection for undesignated assets, medicine its lack of clarity about the development management process, and its lack of emphasis on the need for specialist expertise. (more…)

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FAME responds to threat to Tees Archaeology

FAME has learned that Middlesbrough Council is considering withdrawing its funding from Tees Archaeology, doctor the service which maintains the Historic Environment Record and provides planning advice to the four unitary authorities of Middlesbrough, vialis 40mg Hartlepool, pills Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees. FAME has written to the four local authorities urging them to continue […]

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Presentations from ‘Trouble in Store’

This year’s FAME Forum ‘Trouble in Store’ addressed the critical issue of archaeological archives. Given the massive expansion in development-led archaeology in the UK, how are they are to be collected, deposited, stored and used in the future? Over a hundred delegates from FAME, SMA, ALGAO and other organisations attended the event, which was once […]

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Publication of the Southport Report: Realising the benefits of planning–led investigation in the historic environment: a framework for delivery

This week saw the launch of the eagerly-awaited report of the Southport Group, unhealthy on the public benefits of development-led investigation of the historic environment. The report, based on extensive sector consultation, outlines recommendations for change and calls for sign-up from historic environment practitioners, developers and planners. To download a copy of the report, click […]

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FAME response to Fenland District Council

Newly-installed Fenland District Council Leader Alan Melton has shocked the archaeological world with an announcement that conservation rules in the district are to be relaxed and pre-application archaeological evaluations no longer required. The full text of his speech can be viewed here. FAME has written to Councillor Melton, pills emphasising the importance of pre-application assessment, […]

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FAME Forum 2011: speaker summaries

This year’s FAME Forum will be held in association with the Society of Museum Archaeologists, and will bring together speakers from both organisations and other leading figures to discuss how we can plan a more sustainable future for our archaeological archives. (more…)

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Recommendations for improving historic environment practice – the Southport Group seeks your views

The Southport Group has launched an online public consultation to gather opinion on a ground-breaking draft report that outlines recommendations and products for improving historic environment practice to ensure delivery of consistent excellence in public benefit. The consultation officially launches at the IfA Conference on 13 April and runs until 3 June 2011. All content […]

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