Standards and Guidance


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 procedures.


The following guidance notes should also be taken into account in the preparation of project designs for work within the local authorities covered by APAS:

NW regional research Framework Book coverRegional Research Frameworks

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.

 Find out more about the North West Regional Research Framework.