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Archaeology charging schedule

Details of charges for services provided by the archaeological team including planning, The Historic Environment Record (HER) and archive services.

Please be aware that our charges will be increasing from 1 April 2023

Charging has been introduced to ensure that we have the resources to allow the continued provision of the service. Local Planning Authorities do not currently make any contribution to the costs of archaeological consultation process in relation to planning applications.

The Local Government Act 2003 and the Localism Act 2011, gives local authorities the power to charge. We are bound to ensure that income from any charges does not exceed the costs of providing the service. The charging schedules below will be reviewed annually.

The charging schedules below will be reviewed annually.

We base our rates on an assessment of direct and indirect staff costs within Suffolk County Council. 

Our charges