Home Environment and planning Planning Planning archaeology We offer advice on development proposals which need planning permission in line with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and Local Plan policies. We recommend talking about this as soon as possible, ideally before you submit a planning application. We provide a specialist archaeological advisory service to the County, District and Borough local planning authorities (LPAs) of Leicestershire and Rutland, apart from CharnwoodOur advice might include:Advising that an archaeological search is carried out.Suggesting work to lessen the impact of the development. This being carried out might be a condition of the planning application being accepted.Where archaeological work is needed, the Historic and Natural Environment Team (HNET) can provide a brief. This should then be given to the contractors. The HNET keep a list of contractors who have either worked or expressed an interest in working in Leicestershire and Rutland. Inclusion on the list does not mean that they are necessarily recommended by us.List of archaeological contractors PDF, 140kbOpens new windowOnce you’ve chosen a contractor they will need to prepare a specification or written scheme of investigation listing the work required. This must be forwarded to the LPA and us for approval, before the archaeological investigation begins.Each district and borough has their own planning website giving guidance on submitting planning applications. For general information on the planning process, visit the governments planning portalPrincipal Planning Archaeologist – for applications in Melton, North West Leicestershire and Rutland:Telephone: 0116 305 8322email: email@example.comSenior Planning Archaeologist – for applications in Blaby, Harborough, Hinckley & Bosworth and Oadby & Wigston:Telephone: 0116 305 6217email: firstname.lastname@example.org Further reading Help us improve this page Hide content Was this page helpful? Yes It was helpful, but Please select a reasonthere's a broken link it's hard to understand it's incorrect it's outdated it's too long Other No Please select a reasonit didn't answer my question it's not detailed enough it's hard to understand it's incorrect it's outdated it's too long Other Details Email address We’ll only use this to ask for more detail if we need to.