The Proposed Lease of Dee House
over the Roman amphitheatre
See the Archaeology Planning Advisory Service. Summary of the Review March 2015 for part of the outcome of this review. Inter alia it recommends that the service should be retained in-house in an enhanced form of the current sub-regional service, through closer partnership working with other heritage agencies; remain within the Total Environment Service; explore closer partnership working with Chester University, English Heritage and neighbouring authorities and income generation through project working; explore opportunities for income generation through introduction of charges for selected archaeological development management services. There does not appear to be any public information yet on the future of the Historic Environment Team.
Gorse Stacks Bus Interchange with Comments on the Report to Strategic Planning Committee
We regret that our detailed demonstration, based on a recent assessment in the Chester Archaeological Plan, that the archaeological remains on this site are of national significance and therefore warrant an attempt at preservation in situ has been ignored (see the Late Information Report, Agenda Item 6, paras 12 and 13) and that a previous agreement to wholesale excavation has been preferred. The only consolation is that the new development proposals may not be as damaging as the former ones.