Saturday, May 12, 2012

Call for delay on church site plan

Archeologists have called for a halt to church redevelopment plans on the site of Ilkley's Roman fort until an excavation has taken place.

West Yorkshire Archaeology Advisory Service (WYAAS) is asking Bradford Council to defer its decision on plans for a link building between the historic All Saints Parish Church and nearby Church House.

The proposed development is situated within the remains of Olicana Roman Fort, say archaeologists, which is thought to have been built by Agricola in AD70 to 80.