Development and Archaeology: Guidance on Archaeological Works in the Planning Process

Date published: 12 April 2019

This guidance document is aimed at applicants, agents, developers and archaeological consultants who may be responsible for archaeological works associated with development projects. It is intended to guide processes around archaeological works consistently throughout Northern Ireland.


The guidance falls into two main themes:

  • archaeological information required to inform planning decisions 
  • planning conditions for archaeological works after a planning decision is made
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