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Cultural Heritage: Barwick in Elmet

Volume 461: debated on Monday 4 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what action English Heritage is taking under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 to protect and enhance the Barwick in Elmet Earthworks. (139508)

In July 2006, using its powers under Section 17 of the Act, English Heritage provided a grant for the site to be cleared of scrub and rubbish, for fencing to be erected, steps to be repaired and access improved. These works were completed satisfactorily. The site was also successful in attracting Heritage Lottery funding for a Local Heritage Initiative to, among other things, increase access. A programme of community involvement is in development to supplement this and a Scheduled Monument Consent application is currently being considered for the installation of notice and information boards.