In 2008, the Minerals and Historic Environment Forum (MHEF) and Historic England produced a Practice Guide¬† ‘Minerals Extraction and Archaeology: A Practice Guide’ to help those working in the mineral extraction sector. This as now been updated and is now the Mineral Extraction and Archaeology: Advice Note. It is written for use by all those involved in mineral planning and it provides advice for making decisions about archaeology as part of mineral development within the English planning process.

The new document can be downloaded from the Historic England website –