Reducing heritage risk
The potential for developments to cause harm to heritage assets is a material consideration within the planning process throughout the UK. This extends beyond just physical harm to include harm arising from change within the surroundings of heritage assets.
Many heritage assets are very visible, and others are buried but their existence is known from previous investigations or examinations of source data. However, a large percentage of buried archaeological sites remain unknown and are only identified when a development proposal is brought forward. To avoid project delays and incurring unforeseen costs, take a look at our top tips and things to avoid when reducing archaeological risk on site.