Planning decision: archaeological excavation trenches at drain, Paisley Abbey

Planning proposal relating to archaeological excavation trenches at drain, Paisley Abbey. This case is closed.

Status of case: closed
Action: cleared back to the planning authority for their own determination
Action date: 05-09-2017

Scottish Government reference number: SMC-RFS-002
Planning authority reference number: AMH/8078/1/1
Planning authority: Historic Environment Scotland

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The attached documents relate to the planning application for the archaeological excavation of two trenches at drain 75m SSW of Paisley Abbey (ref. SMC-RFS-002):

  • clearance letter
  • Planning and Architecture Division Assessment Report
  • letter commencing consideration period

More information

Planning Circular 3 2009: Notification of Planning Applications provides context to the above proposal.

letter commencing consideration period.pdf
Planning and Architecture Division assessment report.pdf
Clearance Letter.pdf



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Area 2-H (South)
Planning and Architecture Division
The Scottish Government
Victoria Quay

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