Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

Developments have impacts on the environment including the Historical Environment.

In order to secure consent for your development you may be asked by a Local Planning Authority to assess the effects of a proposed development on cultural heritage. This may relate to archaeology (see Desk Based Assessments), historic buildings (see Historic Building Recording) or to the whole environment, requiring an EIA, of which the historic environment is one component.

Archaeology South East has extensive experience in the management and production of high standard assessments that can reduce or remove the risk posed to archaeology, historic buildings and historic landscapes by a development. Recent major Environmental Impact Assessments we have worked on include the proposed wind farm at Little Cheyne Court, Walland Marsh, Kent; housing schemes for Berkeley Strategic; and the proposed A24 Horsham-Capel road link in West Sussex / Surrey.

We liaise between the county council archaeologists, who advise local planning authority conservation officers, working on your behalf to ensure that their concerns are understood and addressed to minimise delays to your programme. We similarly work closely with English Heritage when nationally important heritage assets may be at issue, and where such dialogue will assist our clients in meeting statutory regulatory constraints. We offer an integrated and cost effective service covering all aspects from initial assessment to full excavation and publication.


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