Desk-based assessments and heritage risk assessments can provide a good indication of the cultural heritage potential and the likely impact of any mitigation upon a development. This makes it a valuable and cost-effective tool for risk management at an early stage of any project.

Through systematically examining historic maps, aerial photographs, cultural heritage databases and other sources, we can build up a profile of your development site's archaeological potential. We can compile the results in a detailed report and can then negotiate a suitable mitigation strategy with the planning authority archaeologists.

» GUARD assessments case study – An Environmental Impact Assessment