PPS 6: Planning, Archaeology and The Built Heritage
Annex B: Offences Relating to Scheduled Monuments
B7 The 1995 Order has created a number of offences relating to scheduled monuments. Successful prosecution of those who carry out unauthorised work to scheduled monuments can provide a valuable deterrent to the wilful damage or destruction of monuments, and it is the Department’s policy to institute proceedings where it is considered that a good case can be sustained.
B8 Environment and Heritage Service keeps a record of reported incidents and carries out preliminary investigation, if necessary with Police assistance. If there does appear to be a case for prosecution, the Department will approach the Crown Prosecution Service , to institute proceedings, providing such documentation and expert advice as may be required.