Just in case you haven't picked up on this consultation, DEFRA are consulting on revised EIA regs for the restructuring of agricultural land holdings, covering things like removing long lengths of boundaries, excavation of reservoirs, the infilling of lakes, and the re-contouring of land. The new regs will also replace the existing regs dealing with bringing uncultivated and semi-natural grassland into cultivation. The consultation document can be found at
This is an important consultation and needs a response from the archaeological community.
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