Archaeological desk-based assessments (DBAs) are often requested by local authorities as part of planning applications for new developments. These assessments cover all of the baseline heritage data relating to your site, and include:

  • Baseline data collection and assessment of Historic England datasets, Historic Environment Record Data and Conservation Areas
  • Analysis of relevant publications, grey literature reports, geological and topographical data
  • Historic mapping analysis
  • Historic aerial photography analysis
  • A site visit and walkover survey
  • Assessment of the potential for known or as yet unidentified archaeology to exist on the site
  • Assessment of the potential impact of the development on any archaeology present on the site

Our DBAs are comprehensive and clear. They can be used to ensure that any further archaeological evaluation or mitigation requested by local authorities is proportionate to the development impact.

Contact Diarmuid O’Seaneachain diarmuid.oseaneachain@adas.co.uk for more information.

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Desk based assessment Projects

Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment, Budleigh Salterton, Devon

Landscape / Planning

Historic Environment Desk-Based Assessment, Land at Elm Park, Reading

Environment / Archaeology

Full Planning Permission for change of use, Manchester

Environment / Planning

Landscape and Visual Appraisal (LVA), Gloucestershire

Landscape / Planning

Historic Environment Desk-Based Assessment, North Yorkshire

Environment / Archaeology