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VALP Proposed Submission

BE1 Heritage Assets

Representation ID: 278

Received: 16/11/2017

Respondent: Buckinghamshire Archaelogical Society

Representation Summary:

The Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (2017) reflects what the Buckinghamshire Archaeological Society has previously submitted in earlier versions of the Plan. Between pages 211 and 217, a coherent framework is set out for dealing with heritage assets to establish the formal policy BE1. It is particularly heartening that the Plan has taken on board the concept of protecting non-designated heritage assets during the planning process.

It is appreciated that non-designated heritage assets present complexities to the planning process for the simple reason they are often unknown, unexpected and even inconvenient. Their importance, however, cannot be underestimated as they contribute to local and regional perceptions of heritage which in turn have potential future economic impacts for the development of leisure and tourism.

Full text:

Dear Sirs

Re: Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (2017) Response

The Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (2017) reflects what the Buckinghamshire Archaeological Society has previously submitted in earlier versions of the Plan. Between pages 211 and 217, a coherent framework is set out for dealing with heritage assets to establish the formal policy BE1. It is particularly heartening that the Plan has taken on board the concept of protecting non-designated heritage assets during the planning process.

It is appreciated that non-designated heritage assets present complexities to the planning process for the simple reason they are often unknown, unexpected and even inconvenient. Their importance, however, cannot be underestimated as they contribute to local and regional perceptions of heritage which in turn have potential future economic impacts for the development of leisure and tourism.

We have a concern about non-designated heritage assets of archaeological significance within the Plan and urge that the following suggested amendments are included in the final version.

Paragraph 8.22: delete the words `is a building and structure'.
We would argue the criteria for defining significance in relation to non-designated heritage assets should apply equally to buildings, structures and archaeological remains, whether they be above or below the surface of the ground.

Paragraph 8.32: this paragraph needs development to include

(a) The definition of archaeological interest needs to correspond with the definition set out in the NPPF Glossary in Annex 2. This reads `There will be archaeological interest in a heritage asset if it holds, or potentially may hold, evidence of past human activity worthy of expert investigation at some point. Heritage assets with archaeological interest are the primary source of evidence about the substance and evolution of places, and of the people and cultures that made them.'

(b) The identification of the archaeological interest of archaeological sites and historic buildings both above and below the surface of the land should be made in conjunction with the Buckinghamshire County Council Archaeological Service (or any successor organisation), who should take into account the County Council Historic Environment Record and any other relevant information.

We would be grateful if you could adopt these suggestions within the final plan. It is appreciated that the interface between contemporary times and the past is an ongoing compromise, but a society that does not understand from whence it came is unable to comfortably plan its future.

Yours faithfully,


Nigel Robert Wilson
Council Member
Buckinghamshire Archaeological Society.

Object

VALP Proposed Submission

8.22

Representation ID: 363

Received: 16/11/2017

Respondent: Buckinghamshire Archaelogical Society

Legally compliant? Not specified

Sound? Not specified

Duty to co-operate? Not specified

Representation Summary:

We have a concern about non-designated heritage assets of archaeological significance within the Plan and urge that the following suggested amendments are included in the final version.

Paragraph 8.22: delete the words `is a building and structure'.
We would argue the criteria for defining significance in relation to non-designated heritage assets should apply equally to buildings, structures and archaeological remains, whether they be above or below the surface of the ground.

Full text:

Dear Sirs

Re: Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (2017) Response

The Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (2017) reflects what the Buckinghamshire Archaeological Society has previously submitted in earlier versions of the Plan. Between pages 211 and 217, a coherent framework is set out for dealing with heritage assets to establish the formal policy BE1. It is particularly heartening that the Plan has taken on board the concept of protecting non-designated heritage assets during the planning process.

It is appreciated that non-designated heritage assets present complexities to the planning process for the simple reason they are often unknown, unexpected and even inconvenient. Their importance, however, cannot be underestimated as they contribute to local and regional perceptions of heritage which in turn have potential future economic impacts for the development of leisure and tourism.

We have a concern about non-designated heritage assets of archaeological significance within the Plan and urge that the following suggested amendments are included in the final version.

Paragraph 8.22: delete the words `is a building and structure'.
We would argue the criteria for defining significance in relation to non-designated heritage assets should apply equally to buildings, structures and archaeological remains, whether they be above or below the surface of the ground.

Paragraph 8.32: this paragraph needs development to include

(a) The definition of archaeological interest needs to correspond with the definition set out in the NPPF Glossary in Annex 2. This reads `There will be archaeological interest in a heritage asset if it holds, or potentially may hold, evidence of past human activity worthy of expert investigation at some point. Heritage assets with archaeological interest are the primary source of evidence about the substance and evolution of places, and of the people and cultures that made them.'

(b) The identification of the archaeological interest of archaeological sites and historic buildings both above and below the surface of the land should be made in conjunction with the Buckinghamshire County Council Archaeological Service (or any successor organisation), who should take into account the County Council Historic Environment Record and any other relevant information.

We would be grateful if you could adopt these suggestions within the final plan. It is appreciated that the interface between contemporary times and the past is an ongoing compromise, but a society that does not understand from whence it came is unable to comfortably plan its future.

Yours faithfully,


Nigel Robert Wilson
Council Member
Buckinghamshire Archaeological Society.

Object

VALP Proposed Submission

8.32

Representation ID: 364

Received: 16/11/2017

Respondent: Buckinghamshire Archaelogical Society

Legally compliant? Not specified

Sound? Not specified

Duty to co-operate? Not specified

Representation Summary:

We have a concern about non-designated heritage assets of archaeological significance within the Plan and urge that the following suggested amendments are included in the final version.

Paragraph 8.32: this paragraph needs development to include

(a) The definition of archaeological interest needs to correspond with the definition set out in the NPPF Glossary in Annex 2. This reads `There will be archaeological interest in a heritage asset if it holds, or potentially may hold, evidence of past human activity worthy of expert investigation at some point. Heritage assets with archaeological interest are the primary source of evidence about the substance and evolution of places, and of the people and cultures that made them.'

(b) The identification of the archaeological interest of archaeological sites and historic buildings both above and below the surface of the land should be made in conjunction with the Buckinghamshire County Council Archaeological Service (or any successor organisation), who should take into account the County Council Historic Environment Record and any other relevant information.

Full text:

Dear Sirs

Re: Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (2017) Response

The Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (2017) reflects what the Buckinghamshire Archaeological Society has previously submitted in earlier versions of the Plan. Between pages 211 and 217, a coherent framework is set out for dealing with heritage assets to establish the formal policy BE1. It is particularly heartening that the Plan has taken on board the concept of protecting non-designated heritage assets during the planning process.

It is appreciated that non-designated heritage assets present complexities to the planning process for the simple reason they are often unknown, unexpected and even inconvenient. Their importance, however, cannot be underestimated as they contribute to local and regional perceptions of heritage which in turn have potential future economic impacts for the development of leisure and tourism.

We have a concern about non-designated heritage assets of archaeological significance within the Plan and urge that the following suggested amendments are included in the final version.

Paragraph 8.22: delete the words `is a building and structure'.
We would argue the criteria for defining significance in relation to non-designated heritage assets should apply equally to buildings, structures and archaeological remains, whether they be above or below the surface of the ground.

Paragraph 8.32: this paragraph needs development to include

(a) The definition of archaeological interest needs to correspond with the definition set out in the NPPF Glossary in Annex 2. This reads `There will be archaeological interest in a heritage asset if it holds, or potentially may hold, evidence of past human activity worthy of expert investigation at some point. Heritage assets with archaeological interest are the primary source of evidence about the substance and evolution of places, and of the people and cultures that made them.'

(b) The identification of the archaeological interest of archaeological sites and historic buildings both above and below the surface of the land should be made in conjunction with the Buckinghamshire County Council Archaeological Service (or any successor organisation), who should take into account the County Council Historic Environment Record and any other relevant information.

We would be grateful if you could adopt these suggestions within the final plan. It is appreciated that the interface between contemporary times and the past is an ongoing compromise, but a society that does not understand from whence it came is unable to comfortably plan its future.

Yours faithfully,


Nigel Robert Wilson
Council Member
Buckinghamshire Archaeological Society.

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