1053. Operations in archaeological areas.

If any person1 carries out, or causes or permits to be carried out, any operations on land2 in an area of archaeological importance3 (being operations which disturb the ground4, flooding operations5 or tipping operations6) without first having served an operations notice7 relating to those operations8, or within six weeks of serving such a notice9, he is guilty of an offence10.

Where an operations notice is served with respect to operations which are to be carried out after clearance of any site11, the developer12 must notify the investigating authority13 for the area of archaeological importance in question of the clearance of

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