Landgage Heritage provides the full range of heritage and archaeological services required to support planning applications for development in the UK, and also to assist in the discharge of heritage and archaeological planning conditions. The services provided range from initial due diligence to inform land acquisition to the production of archaeological and heritage reports to support planning applications, as well as the design and management of archaeological fieldwork projects which may be required to inform planning applications or to discharge planning conditions.
SITE APPRAISAL TO INFORM EARLY DUE DILIGENCE AND LAND ACQUISITION
Landgage Heritage can assess land to provide an early understanding of the potential heritage and archaeological issues which would need to be overcome to enable development. This includes assessments to understand whether the setting of listed buildings and other heritage assets would be affected by development of a site, and understanding if land is in an area with a high risk of containing buried archaeological remains which would be either costly to remove, or which could impede development. At Landgage Heritage we understand that the sooner a potential risk and its implications are understood, the easier it is to respond successfully to it.
ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND HERITAGE ASSESSMENT
Landgage Heritage produce a wide range of heritage and archaeology assessments in support of planning applications for development in the United Kingdom, including:
documents to support pre-application engagement,
archaeological desk-based assessments,
heritage statements, assessments and appraisals,
environmental statement cultural heritage chapters, and
the preparation of scheduled monument consent applications.
ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD SURVEYS
Landgage Heritage are expert in the procurement and management of archaeological fieldwork required to inform planning applications, including geophysical surveys and archaeological field evaluations. We have a strong track record in negotiating reasonable scopes of work, and also in ensuring that the commercial implications of the results of archaeological evaluation work are understood by the client team.
DISCHARGE OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL PLANNING CONDITIONS
Archaeological works required to discharge archaeological planning conditions can be expensive and present severe challenges to the delivery of a construction project if not managed carefully. Landgage Heritage have extensive experience in the management of works required to discharge archaeological planning conditions, including negotiating reasonable scopes of archaeological mitigation work with local planning authority archaeology officers, and the production of archaeological mitigation strategies and written schemes of investigations. Landgage Heritage also ensure that the commercial implications of any works required are made clear to the client team, including a clear understanding of the costs, risks and programme implications of any work.
EXPERT WITNESS SERVICES
Landgage Heritage strive to avoid heritage and archaeological matters becoming issues at planning appeal. However, sometimes this cannot be avoided, and in those instances, Landgage Heritage can provide expert witness services in support of planning appeals and in site allocation promotion.