Archaeology and Cultural Heritage
EDP offers independent consultancy services for all aspects of archaeology and cultural heritage. We can assist in the areas of:
• archaeological assessment and evaluation
• heritage management plans
• listed building and conservation area issues
• fieldwork management
• historic buildings assessment and listed building issues
• Conservation Area and scheduled monument consent issues
Archaeological features are not always visible on the ground surface, and can be overlooked when assessing the purchase value of land. A rapid archaeological appraisal can provide vendors or purchasers with the likely costs should the land be developed.
Planning policy recommends the identification of archaeological issues early in the planning process, before a planning permission is granted. Archaeological work can include desk-based assessment and small scale fieldwork, and the results of this work help inform the planning process.
Although it is unusual for planning permission to be refused on archaeological grounds, there may be requirements for post-determination mitigation work, especially if construction work will damage archaeological deposits. In some areas, excavations may be required, although in less sensitive areas a watching brief is often advised.
EDP as your archaeological project manager
EDP identifies the likelihood of archaeology being present by preparing archaeological assessments and managing fieldwork. We will then negotiate with local authorities on the level or work required, and obtain competitive costings for such work. In short, we can manage the whole process for you in an efficient, cost-effective way.
For more information, please call Jo Vallender on 01285 740427, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org