important function of the Welsh Archaeological Trusts is to provide
local planning authorities and others engaged in development and
land-use change, in both the private and public sectors, with a
uniform development control service across the whole of Wales.
Dyfed Archaeological Trust's Planning Service utilises information
in the Regional Historic Environment Record and the specialist
knowledge and expertise available within the Trust to scrutinise
and comment on all planning applications that might adversely affect
the historic environment. Local planning authorities use the advice
from Dyfed Archaeological Trust to assess the potential impact
of development on the heritage, thus trying to ensure that damage
is kept to a minimum.
Further information and guidance on dealing with archaeology in the planning process is contained in Planning Policy Wales (2016) Chapter 6: The Historic Environment and Technical Advice Note (TAN) 24: The Historic Environment. More detailed information on process can be found
Supplementary Planning Guidance - Historic Environment (Archaeology)
Code Of Practice - The Welsh Archaeological Trusts' Curators'
Code of Practice (PDF)
here for online enquiry form
National Standard for Archaeological Archives in Wales
The National Standard and Guidance to Best Practice for Collecting and Depositing Archaeological Archives in Wales comprises a suite of documents which aim to make archaeological data, information and knowledge available, stable, consistent and accessible for present and future generations. The Standard for Archaeological Archiving in Wales consists of a set of high-level principles. It represents the standard for archaeological archiving that must be met by an archaeologist or organisation undertaking any form of archaeological work that results in an archive.
The Standard can be downloaded from:
Registered Historic Landscapes and the Planning Process
to Good Practice (Adobe Acrobat file 1.1Mb) - Guide to good
practice on using the Register of Landscapes of Historic Interest
in Wales, in the planning and development process.
Practice Assessment Forms (Adobe Acrobat file 44Kb)
For further information and advice regarding the Planning Process
and the historic environment please contact Dyfed Archaeological
Trust's Senior Planning Archaeologist - Mike