NPPF and archaeology; a discussion

Joe Flatman and Dominic Perring (both Members of IfA) have recently published their paper The National Planning Policy Framework and Archaeology: A Discussion. The paper is the starting point for the latest edition of Papers from the Institute of Archaeology (PIA) which provides an insightful and informative exploration of the English planning framework, with responses from a range of organisations (RESCUE, CBA) and individuals representing the diverse heritage sector - including IfA Chief Executive Peter Hinton.

The result is worth a read, providing a valuable round-up of opinion and ideas about something which sits at the center of developer-funded archaeology in England - and which has the potential to effect the profession far more widely.

To access the volume, go to