Archaeological brief and specification application form

How to make an request for archaeological planning advice from Suffolk County Council.

Service changes due to Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

  • The Archaeological Service’s offices are closed to visitors. Read more about how to access our services.
  • Due to current high volume of demand, fast track brief requests are temporarily unavailable. All brief requests submitted will be processed within 15 working days. 

We're sorry for any inconvenience this will cause.


If you need pre-application archaeological planning advice, email your proposal and plans to archaeology@suffolk.gov.uk.

Request an archaeological brief and specification

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