COMMISSIONING AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL PROJECT
-If, as a result of an application for planning permission, you are asked to commission a program of archaeological work you will need to obtain a brief from the local planning authority's archaeological adviser. The brief sets out details of the type of work required (desk-based assessment, watching brief or evaluation etc.) and provides a basis for estimating costs.
-To produce a cost free quotation for your project we will need a copy of the brief, accompanied by details of the proposed development. Please include any available drawings indicating the extent and depth of groundworks (Including foundations and services etc.) associated with the development.
-In most cases, in advance of any work on the site, a Written Scheme of Investigation (specification for the archaeological work) produced by the archaeological contractor must be submitted to the Planning Authority for approval by their archaeological adviser. A good way to start your work is to contact our experienced team of archaeologists in Peterborough.