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.