Iron Age pottery vessel from Faverdale, Darlington

Input into EIAs

Geophysical survey of the landscape at Fleet Marston including interpretative indicators

Fleet Marston, Buckinghamshire

A Cultural Heritage Rapid Site Appraisal and Baseline Assessment was undertaken ahead of the proposed re-development of a site at Fleet Marston, Buckinghamshire.

It was proposed that the site would be redeveloped for a mixed use scheme including residential, schools, commercial use and a country park.

The Baseline Assessment was compiled following a walkover of study site, the examination of available documentary and cartographic sources, aerial photographs and geophysical survey.

A ‘wider study area’, with a radius of 2km from the centre of the study site, was examined to establish the potential for archaeological remains at the site itself. The purpose was to formulate an assessment of the impact of the proposed development upon the potential archaeological resource at the site, in order to inform the planning process. There were found to be requirements for a further stage of archaeological work in light of the findings of the assessment. This led on to an Historic Building Recording and Evaluation which PCA was involved in.

View of Grade II Listed St Mary's Church View of Grade II Listed Fleet Marston farmhouse looking north Geophysical survey, trace plot and interpretative images


Raunds, Northamptonshire

PCA was commissioned to identify, characterise and assess the significance of the Cultural Heritage of a site at Raunds, Northamptonshire.

This was conducted in advance of the comprehensive redevelopment of an area north-east of the town of Raunds. The Cultural Heritage Environmental Statement was undertaken in order to assess the likely scale and nature of potential impacts from the proposed development and to identify the location, type and significance of the constraints associated with the scheme.

The report combined previous research and fieldwork with the results of a walkover survey and historic research in order to provide an accurate assessment of the cultural heritage sites located within the site, and their relationship with the surrounding archaeological sites, buildings and features within the wider study area.

Ashford Commercial Quarter – Historic Environment Assessment

PCA undertook a historic environment resource in advance of a proposed development of the Ashford Commercial Quarter, Kent,

A Historic Environment Assessment is required as part of the planning process. The HEA assesses the archaeological significance of the site and the potential risk associated with the proposed scheme.  If planning permission is granted, the assessment may be followed by a requirement for further archaeological works.

A Historic Environment Assessment for the Masterplan area had previously been prepared by PCA. The report focused on the impacts on the historic environment from the Phase 2 development on the site.  Outline planning permission was sought for this work and therefore detailed development proposals were not currently available.

Research included a site visit, the examination of historical maps, relevant reports and publications, use of PCA’s archives and visits to the Centre for Kentish Studies.  A search of the Kent County Council’s Historic Environment Record (HER) was also made within a 500m radius of the study site.

The repor identified and assessed the significance of such archaeological remains as may be threatened by the proposed redevelopment of the site.  This involved an assessment of the potential survival of any archaeological remains, identification of the types of archaeological deposits that could be encountered, the probable periods from which these deposits were likely to date and the impact of the proposed development upon extant archaeological remains. The report also identified and assessed the significance of impact of the development on the setting of listed buildings near the site and any other areas of statutory designation. 

Damhead Creek Power Station, Kent

PCA undertook the Cultural Heritage element for an EIA of the proposed Phase II development at Damhead Creek Power Station, Hoo St Werburgh, Kent ME3. The assessment investigated the baseline conditions of the site and its environs; and an ES Chapter was produced to determine the potential (pre-mitigation) significant impacts and effects of the development; the mitigation measures to be adopted; and the resultant residual (post-mitigation) significant impacts of the construction and operation of the development.

Church Wharf, Bolton

PCA conducted a Cultural Heritage Assessment of the proposed redevelopment of an area near the centre of Bolton, Greater Manchester.
The work involved assessing the impact of the development on the settings of a Conservation Area and various listed buildings including a Grade II* listed church and a large number of 19th century industrial buildings.

Bank Street Unitarian Chapel, a Grade II Listed Building in Bolton Town Centre 19th century warehouse wall retained in modern building, Bolton Town Centre 19th century warehouse wall retained in modern building, Bolton Town Centre 19th century warehouse, showing signs of extensive alteration, Manor Street, Bolton Former school playground wall in modern car park, Kay Street, Bolton