Planning decision: archaeological excavation, fort and cairn, Black Hill

Planning proposal relating to an archaeological excavation of the fort and cairn at Black Hill. This case is closed.

Status of case: closed
Action: cleared back to planning authority for their own determination Action date: 25/07/2017

Scottish Government reference number: SMC-SLS-001
Planning authority reference number: AMH/2882/1/1
Planning authority: Historic Environment Scotland

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The attached documents relate to planning application to an archaeological excavation of the cairn and elements of fort ramparts/field boundaries and replacement of access stile at Black Hill, fort and cairn (ref. SMC-SLS-001):

  • clearance letter
  • Planning and Architecture Division assessment report
  • letter commencing consideration period
  • letter requesting missing documentaiton
letter requesting missing documentaiton.pdf
letter commencing consideration period.pdf



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

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