Archaeology service sell off

THE county council is set to sell off its archaeology unit.

Currently run by Northamptonshire County Council, Northamptonshire Archaeology undertakes work for many different organisations including developers, highway engineering companies, house builders, quarries, local authorities and private individuals.

The archaeology service will be sold off to the Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) if Cabinet approves a report at a meeting next week.

About a third of the work is in Northamptonshire, but only about one to two per cent of its work is for the council.

Cllr Andre Gonzalez De Savage said: “It also makes sense to the county council as the authority will still be able to benefit from the service, but without any financial risk.”