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CBA respond to new housing development plans at Offa's Dyke

The CBA has responded to a planning application for outline permission for a housing development next to Offa's Dyke in Trefonen, Shropshire, after being contacted by local residents who felt that the important heritage of the site had not been properly recognised.

The CBA is concerned that there is no heritage impact assessment report available at this stage and has written to the local planning authority to request that a decision on the proposals is suspended until additional information about the potential archaeological impact of the development is available.

The development is within the setting of the Scheduled Ancient Monument of Offa's Dyke (an extensive 8th century earthwork) and the site itself contains a number of potential archaeological features, including earthworks and an historic stone hedge (or hedge wall) more commonly found in regions like Cornwall and the North East. The public consultation on the proposals closes on Friday March 7th.

CBA response to housing development proposals at Offa's Dyke (260.3K, .PDF)
CBA response to development proposals at Offa's Dyke

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