Monmouthshire County Council, with Glamorgan Gwent Archaeological Trust, have prepared a Planning Advisory Note relating to Archaeology in Planning. As a resident we are seeking your views on the proposed document.

The Draft Planning Advisory Note sets out how archaeology will be considered during the planning process. With any application submitted involving groundworks, the Local Planning Authority must consider the potential for impact on underground archaeology. The proposed document sets out how and when archaeology is considered through this process.

The draft document also proposes the extension of three of the existing archaeologically sensitive areas (Abergavenny, Monmouth and Trellech) and the designation of a new archaeologically sensitive area (Tintern). If a planning application involving groundworks is submitted in any of these areas, it is advised to contact the Local Planning Authority prior to submitting the application as additional archaeological information may be required.

The document can be found here, if you wish to view the maps in more detail they can be seen on Local Info (click here). To find the layers please select ‘LDP Constraints’ then ‘ASA Constraints Proposals’.

Please review the document and respond using the following email address:, we very much welcome your views. The consultation period for this document begins the 18th of November and ends 10th of January 2020.