Our work

National associations

Find out more about ALGAO:Cymru, ALGAO:England and ALGAO:Scotland, our three national associations.

Subject committees

ALGAO's subject committees address issues and concerns relating to specific areas of interest within the heritage sector.

Archaeology in local government

Find out more about ALGAO's role in forwarding archaeology's key role within the local planning process.

Find an ALGAO Officer

ALGAO provides a forum representing archaeologists working for local authorities and national parks throughout the UK. Its members are professional archaeologists employed by local authorities to provide advice on archaeological conservation and management.

If you need to speak to an archaeologist, use our search facility to find one in your local area.


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Case Study: Solar Farms and appropriate archaeological investigation

 A recent appeal on refusal for planning permission for a solar park at Pelham, Manuden was resolved with the following decision:
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Levelling up and Regeneration Act 2023

The Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill has become an Act, this gives HERs in England statutory protection in law.

Western Isles Historic Environment Record - Clàr Àrainneachd Eachdraidheil nan Eilean Siar is now online

New Historic Environment Record Launched

Consultation responses

An accelerated planning system

This consultation seeks views on proposals to:1. introduce a new Accelerated Planning Service for major commercial applications with a decision time in 10 weeks and fee refunds if this is not met
Categories: ALGAO:UK; ALGAO:England; Planning & legislation

Consultation: Additional flexibilities to support development

Full title: Consultation on additional flexibilities to support housing delivery, the agricultural sector, businesses, high streets and open prisons; and a call for evidence on nature-based solutions, farm efficiency projects and diversification
Categories: ALGAO:England; Planning & legislation