This Practice Guide was produced in 2008 by the Minerals and Historic Environment Forum, of which POS is a member.
The guide is designed as an aid to planning authorities, mineral planners, mineral operators, archaeologists and consultants. It provides guidance specifically for dealing with archaeological remains as part of mineral development through the planning process.
The principal purpose of this Practice Guide is to provide clear and practical guidance on the archaeological evaluation of mineral development sites, particularly for the determination of individual planning applications for minerals development. It should ensure that adequate information is acquired in a cost-effective way so that an informed planning decision can be made. The guide also provides some information on the mitigation techniques that could be employed.