Archaeological investigation required before extension approved

A two storey extension to a house in south Wales was refused because the appellant had not provided an archaeological investigation of the impact on a scheduled ancient monument.

400-009-741 (Image Credit: Monmouthshire Country Council)
400-009-741 (Image Credit: Monmouthshire Country Council)

The site lay within 20 metres of a roman legionary fortress and inside the walls of a medieval town. Despite the appellant’s claim that a condition should be imposed requiring a watching archaeological brief to be in place as the extension was constructed, the inspector noted that nationally important remains could be located less than half a metre below the surface. It was therefore impossible to assess what impact the foundations of the extension might have and the appeal was dismissed.

Inspector: Nicola Gulley; Written representations


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