Project Background

In 2015, ADAS was commissioned by Badger Homes Ltd to assess the potential impact that a proposed development of a sixty bed care home on land at Barn lane, Budleigh Salterton would have on the historic environment resource.

The objective of the assessment was to identify the nature and extent of the archaeological resource and undertake an assessment of the effects on designated and non-designated heritage assets within the site and surrounding landscape.

Scope of Services

The primary constraint identified by the assessment was the potential impact upon the historical setting and significance of the Grade II* Listed Tidwell Manor.

Although no previous archaeological remains were identified within the footprint of the development, within the wider landscape evidence for prehistoric flint tools had been recorded from nearby sites including a palaeolithic handaxe at the former Kersbrook Mill.

The ADAS cultural heritage team conducted a detailed impact assessment concluding that setting should not be seen as an over-riding constraint to prevent the construction of the development.


The works were required and carried out in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF, 20120, paragraphs 128, 131-136, 138 and 141.

Scheme: Land at Barn Lane
Client: Badger Homes Ltd
Project type: Residential development
Date: September 2015
Size: 1.5ha
Service: Historic Environment Desk-based Assessment, Heritage Statement

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