It seems there are plans afoot to completely build over the present
greenbelt area separating Birmingham and Coventry. See:
What implications does this have for archaeology in the region?
How can or will the archaeological world respond to this proposal?
What resources are there to secure what knowledge can be secured from
this area before it is destroyed?
I'm assuming that the area has been thoroughly surveyed from the air,
all known sites and monuments have been fully surveyed etc, but are
there the resources to take an intensive look at a particular site, eg a
possible Roman villa in a field which has turned up a lot of pottery in
the past, when there might be a dozen or more sites all needing to be
looked at over a short period of time?
I'm just curious as to how the professionals are likely to respond -
assuming they have the resources to do so.