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 heritage assets receive legal protection though designation as, for example, a Scheduled Monument or Listed Building. 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.

Excavations at Southworth Hall, Warrington 2014

Planning a Development

The Cheshire Archaeology Planning Advisory Service (APAS) provides advice on the archaeological implications of development to Cheshire West and Chester Council, Cheshire East Council, Halton Borough Council and Warrington Borough Council. Archaeological Advice Our Development Management Archaeologists are always happy to provide initial advice on the archaeological issues that may affect a development proposal. Contact a Development Management Archaeologist Please note …

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Standards and Guidance

Standards A comprehensive set of Standards for the various classes of archaeological work has been produced by the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists . The Cheshire Archaeology Planning Advisory Service (APAS) expects that organisations carrying out archaeological work will adhere to the procedures set out in these documents and will use them to inform its monitoring …