The scheduling process
Assessing a site for scheduling
If a site you own, occupy or manage is being considered for scheduling or rescheduling, we will contact you to explain what is happening and what the implications will be.
In many cases we will need to visit the site and will contact you to arrange access. Shortly afterwards, we will write to say whether or not we propose to schedule or reschedule the site. When the proposal is ready, you will be sent full details and a map of the area proposed for scheduling. We will invite you to comment before a final decision is reached. The process normally takes around 3 months from start to finish, but complex cases may take longer.
Why are you still scheduling now?
Scheduling is an ongoing process. We assess and reassess all monuments as our knowledge and understanding of what survives and how important it is grows, and as each generation creates more archaeology.
Are monuments scheduled for all time?
Normally a monument is scheduled for all time. However, scheduled areas may need to change as we gain more knowledge. We may deschedule a monument if it no longer meets the quality expected of a modern scheduling, for example if our understanding of the significance of a site or certain types of monuments has changed with new information.