Casework Advice

We provide casework advice to farmers and land owners, the local authorities in north-west Wales, Natural Resources Wales and the Welsh Government, as outlined below.

Development-related casework

We provide casework advice for a range of development-related matters, primarily those arising from planning applications, but also including major infra-structure projects and a range of permitted development carried out by public utility companies, through Gwynedd Archaeological Planning Services.

Farming, forestry and land-use practice casework

We provide casework advice for a range of farming, forestry and land-use practices.

We provide information, stewardship and management advice to landowners with archaeological sites and historic landscapes in their care. These can include assets that have statutory protection such as Scheduled Ancient Monuments and Listed Buildings, along with those that do not have statutory designation, including historic landscapes on the Register for Historic Landscapes in Wales.

We help monitor the condition of undesignated assets for the historic environment division of Welsh Government, Cadw. Through this work we have a small programme of research and conservation at key archaeological sites at risk, and where appropriate we work in partnership with others to secure Heritage Management Agreements. When requested, we offer advice to Cadw on grants to Scheduled Ancient Monuments.

Our casework advice includes screening and scoping advice to the Sustainability and Environmental Evidence Division (SEED) of Welsh Government for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) decisions for uncultivated land and semi-natural areas in Wales.

Where requested by our local authorities, we provide advice on the archaeological implications of proposed hedgerow removal, when an application for Hedgerow Removal Notice has been made under the Environment Act 1995 (The Hedgerows Regulations 1997 Schedule 4). For more information about the archaeological and historical criteria for important hedgerows please see

We give consent advice to the Welsh Government, regarding non-scheduled archaeological sites potentially affected by proposed land-use changes through Glastir. These sites have been identified on the mapping information provided to prospective applicants for the All Wales scheme for Glastir.

We also give consent advice to Natural Resources Wales for the Woodland Creation and Woodland Management elements of Glastir .

We check the monthly felling and planting lists produced by Natural Resources Wales and provide advice on proposals that will have a potential impact on the historic environment. This work may include site visits and some survey work. Our partnership with Natural Resources Wales includes an Annual Liaison meeting and occasional joint training days for archaeologists and foresters.




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