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15/2918/FUL | Alterations to outbuildings to extend living accommodation | The Old Post Office Rewe Exeter EX5 4EU
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Clerk To Rewe Parish Council

Consultation Date: Wed 06 Jan 2016

Exe Valley - Cllr S Grundy

Consultation Date: Wed 06 Jan 2016

Devon County Archaeologist

Comment Date: Fri 29 Jan 2016


Thank you for your email requesting a reassessment of the proposed works at the Old Post Office, Rewe, Exeter, EX5 4EU. After reappraisal the HET team realise the works will be internal to the building rather than external, therefore the HET team would like to withdraw previous comments and recommend that no archaeological mitigation is required.

Comment Date: Fri 15 Jan 2016

Site name: The Old Post Office, Rewe, Exeter, EX5 4EU: Archaeology

My ref: Arch/DM/ED/28849

I refer to the above application which lies in an area of archaeological potential. As such, groundworks for the construction of the proposed development have the potential to expose and destroy archaeological and artefactual deposits associated with the 15th century Parish Church of St Mary's, Grade I listed, located approximately 36 metres to the east of the Old Post Office.

For this reason and in accordance Policy EN7 (Nationally and Locally Important Archaeological Sites) of the East Devon Local Plan and with paragraph 141 of the National Planning Policy Framework (2012) I would advise that any consent your Authority may be minded to issue should carry the condition as worded below, based on model Condition 55 as set out in Appendix A of Circular 11/95, whereby:

'No development shall take place until the applicant has secured the implementation of a programme of archaeological work in accordance with a written scheme of investigation which has been submitted by the applicant and approved by the Planning Authority.'

The development shall be carried out at all times in strict accordance with the approved scheme, or such other details as may be subsequently agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

Reason
To ensure, in accordance with Policy EN7 (Nationally and Locally Important Archaeological Sites) of the East Devon Local Plan and paragraph 141 of the National Planning Policy Framework (2012), that an appropriate record is made of archaeological evidence that may be affected by the development.

I would envisage a suitable programme of work as taking the form of the archaeological monitoring and recording of all groundworks associated with the proposed development to allow for the identification, investigation and recording of any exposed archaeological or artefactual deposits. The results of the fieldwork and any post-excavation analysis undertaken would need to be presented in an appropriately detailed and illustrated report.

I will be happy to discuss this further with you, the applicant or their agent. We can provide the applicant with advice of the scope of the works required, as well as contact details for archaeological contractors who would be able to undertake this work.

Yours sincerely,

Marrina Neophytou
Historic Environment Assistant

Parish/Town Council

Comment Date: Mon 25 Jan 2016

Rewe Parish Council have no objections to the above planning application.

County Highway Authority

Comment Date: Fri 15 Jan 2016

Does not wish to comment

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