Archaeology and Planning

Roman timber-lined brine well, with quern and lead sheet, Middlewich 2012Cheshire, Halton and Warrington have a rich and varied historic environment, ranging from the prehistoric period to the Cold War. They have a wide variety of heritage assets and the effective management of these assets can deliver cultural, environmental, economic and social benefits.

Only a small proportion of these assets are legally designated as Scheduled Monuments, Listed Buildings, Registered Parks and Gardens and Registered Battlefields. The vast majority of heritage assets are undesignated.

We can provide advice and guidance to ensure that when development proposals have a significant impact on the historic environment, a balance is achieved between the conservation of archaeological remains and historic landscapes and the need for economic growth and regeneration.

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Chester Area of Archaeological Importance (AAI)

Standards and Guidance for archaeological work.