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CBA Director Speaks Out

Taken from article by Joe Willis at This Is the North East: complete story at

George Lambrick, director of the Council for British Archaeology, is one of several senior archaeologists who have spoken out against the plans by owners Tarmac Northern. He said: "The proposals are contrary to national and local policy. The application is incomplete, non-compliant with regulatory requirements, and granting consent would set unacceptable precedents."

Other experts backing campaign group Heritage Action in their fight against the extension include Peter Addyman, of the Yorkshire Archaeological Society. He said: "This area is part of an extensive area of archaeological importance and potential, the destruction of which, even with archaeological recording and surveys, is not in the local, regional or national interest."

Meanwhile, archaeologist and Stonehenge expert Aubrey Burl likened Tarmac's plans to dropping the Wiltshire stone circle into the River Avon.
The planning application will be considered by councillors next month.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
1st September 2004ce
Edited 1st September 2004ce

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