So can I ask how many local authorities avoid implementing PPG16 for fear of
legal action by the developer?
I know there's a number of County Mounties on this list so we might get a
response from the horses mouth.
Personally, I suggest that this might be an issue more related to
understaffing - the developer writes their assessment of the archaeology and
the LA has insufficient staff numbers to properly check it and rather than
try, they just get accepted as written.