watching brief

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watching brief

n to hold or keep a watching briefeine Kontrollfunktion ausüben; he holds a watching brief for the Government over all aspects of industrial developmenter ist der Regierungsbeauftragte zur Überwachung der gesamten industriellen Entwicklung
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MONMOUTH Civic Society shares the archaeologists' anger and desperation about the deplorable decision by county council planners not to insist on an archaeological watching brief on the 70-home development along Rockfield Road in Monmouth.
After discussions in 2017 between GGAT's contractors, Orion Heritage, and Monmouth Civic Society, GGAT's said "a watching brief was acceptable to the developers and could be secured by an appropriately-worded planning condition".