The CBA champions the protection of the archaeological heritage. It brings together the views of professionals and the voluntary sector in archaeology throughout the UK and ensures these views are strongly represented to relevant government departments and agencies. We also work closely with other voluntary and charitable environmental and conservation bodies who have similar aims. The CBA network and committees – in particular our Trustees, Historic Buildings Casework Panel and other ad hoc working groups – also play a vital role in this process.
Contributing to Government Policy Development
The CBA responds to a wide range of consultations on policy and legislation from government departments and agencies, presents evidence to relevant Parliamentary Select Committee Inquiries and campaigns on issues which have a bearing upon archaeology and the historic environment. We also work with Heritage Link and Wildlife and Countryside Link in areas of common interest. Recent topics have included CAP reform, climate change, environmental stewardship, forestry, minerals planning, wetland conservation, sustainable development, planning and heritage protection reform.
Current national consultations are here
The CBA’s recent responses and letters on policy issues are here
Responding on Regional and Local Issues
The CBA is often invited to comment on a wide variety of regional and local planning and policy documents. We encourage our regional groups and other local organisations to comment and are happy to assist where we can with advice.
Visit our policy and guidance section for information and guidance on conservation policy and planning matters.
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