Archaeology schedule of charges

Licence for re-use of Historic Environment Record information provided

Type Development and commercial inquiries Educational and conservation inquiriesi
Remote/Digital search
(single project use)
£110 for standard search (up to 50 HER monument records)ii
£165 for extended search (51-150 HER monument records)
Unusually large/complex searches to be individually costed
Nil for standard searches
£55 discretionary charge for extended or complex searches
Visit to HER
(in addition to above)
£55 for standard search
£82.50 for extended search area
Unusually large/complex searches to be individually costed
Nil for standard searches
£27.50 discretionary charge for extended or complex searches
Priority search
(2 working days)
£55 surcharge to above £55 surcharge to above
Printing/photocopying £0.11 per sheet £0.11 per sheet
Licence for reproduction of images County Museum/Centre for Bucks Studies rates apply No charge

 

 

Pre-application consultation: provision of advice

Type Major developments
(requiring EIA or with an equivalent significant effect on the historic environment)iv
Minor developments
Written advice

£220 + VAT, can include provision of advice letter, pre-application brief and agreement of assessment/evaluation schemes

Additional £165 for bespoke briefs for very large or complex cases.

£66 + VAT, can include provision of advice letter, pre-application brief and agreement of assessment/evaluation schemes
Nil for householder and community/charitable worksv
Meeting in addition to written advice £55 + VAT £55 + VAT
Nil for householder and community/charitable works

 

Post-consent: approval of project documentation and monitoring 

Type Major developments requiring open area excavation or equivalent mitigation Other developments
Assess, comment on and recommend for approval a written scheme of archaeological investigation £220 + VAT, includes preparation of a project brief
Unusually large/complex cases to be individually costed.
£66 + VAT
Nil for householder and community/charitable works
Monitoring site visit £66 plus VAT £66 plus VAT
Assess, comment on and accept final report, recommend discharge of condition £220 + VAT, includes written comments and consideration of one revision £66 + VAT, for written comments if significant amends required.
Nil for householder and community/charitable works or if amends not required

i Not for profit activities only - includes listed building or conservation area consent applications for works not also requiring planning permission

ii Standard searches are those involving no more than 50 monument records or updates of a search undertaken within the past 5 years 

iii VAT is not chargeable on HER searches or Higher-Level Stewardship

iv For residential purposes a major development is one where the number of dwellings to be constructed is 10 or more (or a site area of 0.5 hectares). For all other uses, a major development is one where the floorspace to be built is 1000 square metres or more, or where the site area is 1 hectare or more

v 'Community/charitable works' applies to any non-commercial customer

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