With any development, it’s important to know what you are letting yourself in for.  Archaeology and heritage issues can have a major impact on the financial viability of a scheme whether it’s a major construction project on a Greenfield site or a small change to a building requiring Listed Building Consent.  Prospect Archaeology can offer advice from an initial phone call through to final planning sign-off and beyond.

Development Site Assessment

Initial Appraisals

A rapid assessment of a site is undertaken to establish whether there is any potential archaeology on the site.  This work is done in a day and normally does not involve consultation with Local Planning Authorities (LPA) making it ideal when considering a confidential purchase.

Presentations & Technical Panels

We are experienced in delivering presentations and advising

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Achieving Planning Permission

Desk-Based Assessments

Akin to a Stage 1 Environmental Assessment, these reports review the published and archived information available, evidence from previous investigations in and around the Site and consult the LPA’s archaeology advisor and their database of known heritage sites and monuments.  A site visit is undertaken and an assessment of the site’s archaeological potential is made.  If

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Meeting The Planning Conditions

Negotiation & Consultancy

Normally we would aim to have agreed the heritage issues with the LPA’s advisor prior to the planning application being submitted.  This is not always possible and Prospect Archaeology is able to act quickly to resolve any issues and clear a path for development at any stage in the process.

Fieldwork Management

Once planning permission is granted, and assuming

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Consultancy & Advisory Services

At any stage in the life of a project Prospect Archaeology are happy to provide advice and guidance, be a sounding board, or occasionally a shoulder to cry on!  We treat every site as unique and focus on our clients aims when designing projects.

We have experience of dealing with the local, national and international media and can help with press releases, ensuring the client is well

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Latest News

Prehistoric Silsden

Following the completion of fieldwork on this Barratt and David Wilson Homes site in Silsden we are delighted to be able to share the results.  A

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New Thoughts on Roman Horncastle

Naomi Field will be giving a talk titled ‘New Thoughts on Roman Horncastle’ at Horncastle Civic Society on Wednesday 30th October 2013. The talk will

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18th Century Timber Waggonway

We’ve just published an article on the timber waggonway excavated by Pre-Construct Archaeology Ltd on behalf of Quays Hotels Ltd and Marshalls

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Kirkstall Forge Leeds

Now, I am the last to write the history of the women of Kirkstall Forge out of any story. It was, after all, Betty Beecroft who was the driving force

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