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Class consent

Some types of works don’t require scheduled monument consent as they’re covered under class consent.

Some types of works do not require scheduled monument consent as they are deemed to have consent under the terms of the Ancient Monuments (Class Consents) (Scotland) Order 1996.

Works covered under class consent include some types of ploughing, emergency works and works carried out as part of a management agreement.

Class V: Works which are urgently necessary in the interests of health or safety

Urgent works needed may include:

  • the removal of loose masonry
  • the felling of trees
  • other minor works where there is an immediate threat to the public

Such works are covered under Class V of the Class Consents Order, provided that the works are limited to the minimum measures immediately necessary.

You must use our notification form to inform Historic Environment Scotland of any works carried out under Class V. You should provide a full description and justification of the works.

Download the Class V Notification Form [Word, 181KB]

Full list of consented works

A full list of works deemed to have consent under the Class Consents Order can be found in Schedule 1 of the Order as amended by The Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014 (Saving, Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Order 2015, Part 4, Section 20.


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