CIfA occasionally publishes briefings to support and communicate our advocacy work.
Briefings are short documents which
- Provide up to date information on issues of interest to CIfA (e.g. policy reform)
- Set out CIfA's advocacy position and response to particular issues or events
- Summarise CIfA's advocacy activity related to issues and events
- Present statements for use by third parties in news stories or for general information
CIfA briefings are sent to media contacts, parliamentarians, other heritage organisations and wider professional colleagues, as well as to registered organisations and individual members, as appropriate.
CIfA policy statements are produced to set out a background and explication of CIfA's advocacy position.
If you are interested in receiving CIfA briefings by email, please send a request to rob.lennox [at] archaeologists.net.
Policy position statements
CIfA- Briefing on NPPF Paragraph 189 (March 2021)
CIfA-CBA - Briefing on Plan Consent & Archaeology for MHCLG (January 2021)
Archaeology and Immigration (February 2020)
Archaeology and immigration post-Brexit (May 2019)
Archaeology and Brexit (update: October 2018)
Archaeology & Good Planning (sustainability, public benefit, place-making, environment)
Archaeology and the relaxation of planning control
Archaeology and the Common Agricultural Policy
15 October 2020: CIfA CBA - Briefing on Archaeology and the Planning for the Future white paper
24 March 2020: COVID-19 Advice for site working
20 December 2019: CIfA and CBA statement on the 2019 UK General Election
15 November 2018: Joint CIfA and ALGAO guidance on pre-commencement planning conditions changes in England
26 July 2018: CIfA response to the revised National Planning Policy Framework
18 April 2018: Weakening of archaeology provisions in the draft NPPF
22 Feb 2018: EU Withdrawal BIll and archaeology
30 November 2017: Advocacy on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill
18 January 2017: The future of local government archaeological services: CIfA statement on the publication of evidence to the review
16 November 2016: Briefing on the Government's response to the House of Lords Built Environment Select Committee report
3 November 2016: Briefing on the Neighbourhood Planning Bill's Public Bill stage
4 August 2016: Update briefing on the Housing and Planning Act
13 May 2016: Briefing on the Housing and Planning Act's Royal AssentCIfA-CBA - Briefing on Plan Consent & Archaeology for MHCLG