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Heritage Consultancy, Archaeology Consultancy

Specialist Services – Reducing Upfront Costs for Clients…

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With in-house specialist services including topography, archaeology, heritage, ecology, highways, transport and more- we are well placed to help you reduce upfront costs prior to securing planning permission. Our specialist services can be commissioned on a stand alone basis or as part of an application we are dealing with.

An Archaeological Example – 

Before the County Council’s Historic Environment Service would comment and assess the application further, they asked our client to commission a geophysical survey. Based on our archaeology team’s professional advise; they changed their position to comment on the outline planning permission with just an archaeological desk-based assessment instead. The geophysical survey would then be commissioned as a post-determination condition on the outline planning permission. This resulted in reducing upfront costs and risk for our client prior to securing planning permission.

The Science Behind it: For geophysical surveys we use a machine, normally a Magnetometer that detects archaeological features below the surface, this measures the high levels of iron associated with human activity. Often we complement this with more traditional fieldwalking and a metal detector survey – this helps us gain an understanding of the archaeological potential of a site and allows a targeted, cost-effective approach to any intrusive investigations that may be required.

Related Case Studies


Archaeological Project Management
Unanimous Approval for the Housing Redevelopment at Former Pontins Site. Hemsby
Statement of Heritage Significance

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