A comprehensive set of Standards for the various classes of archaeological work has been produced by the Institute for Archaeologists . The Service 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 procedures.
The following guidance notes should also be taken into account in the preparation of project designs for work in Cheshire:
- Historic England guidance notes on specific aspects of archaeological practice (eg treatment of human remains, environmental archaeology, recording of historic buildings) Historic England Guidance Publications
- APAS guidance notes with advice on the use of particular archaeological techniques in Cheshire
The North West of England has an Archaeological Research Assessment (Brennand et al, 2006) and a Research Agenda and Strategy (Brennand et al, 2007). Project designs for archaeological work in Cheshire should ensure that the proposed work is related to the aims and objectives in these documents.