Timescales: 3-4 weeks
This report comprises the first step in the archaeological process for a planning application and can also be combined with a heritage statement if required.
Also known as a Heritage Impact Assessment, this report identifies any Designated Heritage Assets (Scheduled Monuments, Listed Buildings etc.) surrounding a development, assesses how the significance of these assets is derived, and assesses the impacts of a proposal on this significance. The significance of a heritage assets can also drive from its setting within the surrounding environment, therefore the assessment will also consider how a development will sit in the environment any potential impacts to the setting of the area. Should impacts be perceived, recommendations for mitigation will be set out.
A site visit will be undertaken to ascertain the current setting of the area surrounding the site.