Archaeological desk-based assessment, building assessment and/or building recording and analysis may often be required by a local authority, in line with government guidance, as part of the planning process, particularly (though not exclusively) in relation to works affecting statutory listed buildings. Archaeological input may be required at the pre-planning stage, to support and inform an application or at post-determination, as a condition of planning or listed building consent.
All types and scale of projects are considered, ranging from large-scale industrial sites down to individual vernacular houses and outbuildings. All work is undertaken in accordance with established industry standards, the Code of Conduct of the CIfA and with government guidance as set out in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).
The timely commissioning and undertaking of archaeological work and the submission of appropriate reports can help to smooth out the planning process and bring your project to a successful conclusion.