Archaeological planning advice

We offer archaeological advice to help care for historic places in Lincolnshire. This includes proposals for national infrastructure projects, such as roads, pipelines, and quarries.
We provide advice to local planning authorities in:
  • East Lindsey
  • West Lindsey
  • South Holland
Other local authorities get advice from Heritage Lincolnshire or the City Archaeologist.
We can offer advice to members of the public or applicants and their agents. 
We recommend that all developers seek our advice early in the planning process. They may be required to assess the impacts on heritage assets or their setting. 
Developers must consult the Historic Environment Record for all planning applications. They may need desk-based assessments or an archaeological field evaluation. 
In some cases, a development cannot avoid impacting upon an historic place. Developers must record the impact it will have and make the public aware. 
This is a condition of planning consent and could include:
  • monitoring of groundworks
  • excavation
  • historic building recording
We can also offer advice to farmers and land managers about: 
  • countryside stewardship
  • forestry schemes
  • estate management plans
  • habitat restoration
  • drainage projects
To find out more about how we help to protect and enhance the historic environment, read: