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Dear Jess,
Herefordshire HER currently does not charge for HER data searches, but we take the same line as Exmoor NPA and reserve the right to charge in exceptional cases that require considerable amounts of HER Officer time. In practice, we have charged once in the last two years. However, the position on not charging is likely to be reconsidered soon, in the light of probable  further cuts to Council funding here.
Kind regards,
Melissa
Melissa A Seddon
Historic Environment Record Officer
Herefordshire Archive and Record Centre
Fir Tree Lane
Rotherwas
HEREFORD
HR2 6LA

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From: Issues related to Historic Environment Records [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Sophie Thorogood
Sent: 06 October 2015 13:43
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Subject: Re: Charging for HER searches and planning advice

Dear Jess,
In response to your enquiry Exmoor National Park do not yet make charges for HER searches or advice, although there is the following statement in our Charging Policy (2010):
Where searches are exceptionally complicated or take up a large amount of staff time there may be a charge to cover the costs. This will be at the Historic Environment Record Officer’s discretion.
To date we have not charged citing the above circumstances and our current preference is still not to charge but this may be reviewed, especially as more authorities do charge.
Best wishes
Shirley
Shirley Blaylock
Conservation Officer (Historic Environment)
Exmoor National Park Authority
Exmoor House, Dulverton, Somerset, TA22 9HL
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From: Issues related to Historic Environment Records [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Jess Tipper
Sent: 06 October 2015 10:09
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Subject: Charging for HER searches and planning advice

Dear All,

I'm in the process of negotiating a charging schedule for the purpose of recovering the Council’s costs of delivering it’s archaeological service (both for undertaking commercial HER searches and for advice), and it has been called-in by Councillors (so I have to defend the proposal at Scrutiny Committee next week).

I would be very grateful to know how many other local authorities still do not yet charge for these :

a. HER/UAD searches

b. for advice (preparing the brief, monitoring fieldwork, scrutinising the WSI and report, etc.).

Many thanks in advance,

Jess

Jess Tipper
Archaeological Advisor, Commercial Services, Colchester Borough Council, Rowan House, 33 Sheepen Road, Colchester, Essex CO3 3WG
Tel: 01206 508920 or 07961 804443
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