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An economic analysis of the market for archaeological services in the planning process

Scanlon, Kathleen ORCID: 0000-0001-9957-4853, Fernández Arrigoitia, Melissa, Travers, Tony and Whitehead, Christine M E (2011) An economic analysis of the market for archaeological services in the planning process. In: Realising the benefits of planning-led investigation in the historic environment: a framework for delivery. The Southport Group, London, UK, pp. 56-72. ISBN 9780948393204

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Archaeologists became heavily involved in the planning process after 1990, when policy guidance was first published requiring the investigation of possible heritage sites as a precondition for planning permission. Developers pay for the archaeologists’ investigations and generally consider this to be a straightforward cost from which they receive little direct benefit, apart from planning permission. Without the regulations developer demand for archaeologists’ services would be much lower – although some developers (those with a particular interest in the field, those who own sites of particular interest, or those who see it as a public relations tool) would still commission work.

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Divisions: Economics
Geography & Environment
Spatial Economics Research Centre
LSE London
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2014 09:18
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 05:29
Projects: The Southport Project
Funders: English Heritage

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