Planning Services

Gwynedd Archaeological Planning Service is a separate and autonomous section of the Gwynedd Archaeological Trust. We provide specialist impartial archaeological advice to the Local Planning Authorities of North-West Wales, Gwynedd, Anglesey and Conwy and to national agencies, utilities companies, developers, consultants and others engaged in development in the public and private sectors.

Gwynedd Archaeological Planning Service is the regional curatorial service responsible for monitoring all archaeological work undertaken in a development context and for ensuring that such work meets the required professional standards.

A large part of our work involves responding to planning applications. However, we also provide advice to developers and contractors involved in major infrastructure schemes, utilities renewals, energy developments and other schemes that have an adverse effect on the archaeological resource. This ensures that all archaeological obligations are carried out according to current government guidelines and best practice archaeological principles.

Archaeology and development

Appointing an archaeologist

Undertaking a general photographic survey

Archaeological standards


Glossary of terms

To find out more about archaeology and planning, or for advice on proposed development and the historic environment, please contact:

Ashley Batten, the Senior Planning Archaeologist or Jenny Emmett, the Development Control Archaeologist on 01248 370926, mobile 07824 481052, email

The Trust is a registered organisation with the Institute for Archaeologists.
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