Desk Based Assessments & EIAs

Heritage Assessment of Ponders End Crane

Desk Based Assessments

Desk Based Assessments are usually commissioned by our clients in support of their planning application or as part of an Environmental Impact Assessment. They can also be used as confidential documents to determine the level of heritage risk upon a site prior to land-purchase or during masterplanning. The objective of the Assessment is to provide sufficient information concerning the level of risk that heritage poses to a development and to provide recommendations for dealing with it.
This enables our clients to take into consideration the potentially critical impact of heritage on a development's cost and programme. Pre-Construct Archaeology has undertaken Desk Based Assessments across the country for projects of varying size and complexity, from Urban Regeneration schemes and brownfield sites to road schemes and greenfield housing developments, and as part of the bid for the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Input into EIAs

PCA has produced numerous Heritage Environmental Statement Chapters as part of the EIA process and can readily enhance your team by providing a Heritage Specialist as required.

Rapid Site Appraisals

Rapid Site Appraisal does exactly as described; a rapid assessment of the archaeological and built heritage risk of a possible development site. This document is produced quickly, providing our client with an understanding of the heritage risks that could potentially affect a possible development site. (They are not as detailed as Desk Based assessments and therefore are not suitable for supporting a planning application). They are useful in determining the heritage risks when looking into land purchase or sale.

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PCA also offer a range of Pre-planning Built Heritage Services (See Built Heritage Services).

Outline of proposed development at Serjeants' Inn, Goad's Fire Insurance map, 1886 Outline of proposed development at Serjeants' Inn, Ogilby and Morgan map 1676 Research into Serjeants' Inn found this photgraph of the site destroyed by incendiary bombs in May 1942 SMR references and other sites in the area around Serjeants' Inn
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