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No More Polluter Pays Principle

A new article, published in Internet Archaeology, looks at how public benefit is delivered through working with clients as partners. Case studies - A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement, Crossrail, Bloomberg

Kenneth Aitchison, Landward’s Founder & CEO, has written an article just published in Internet Archaeology.

Key to the success of archaeological projects and the provision of public benefit as a result is partnership working, whether between archaeological practices, consultants or departments within larger organisations, commercial clients or regulatory bodies. This paper presents case studies from each of these as examples of successful public benefit from development-led archaeology and outlines the move away from the ‘polluter pays’ principle towards a more nuanced understanding of what archaeology can provide. A Postscript refers to the Planning White Paper in England, which could have significant implications for how archaeology is treated within the planning system.

No More Polluter Pays Principle: opportunities and challenges of public benefit provision in UK development-led archaeology

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