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Watching briefs

This service is one which commercial developers and private clients alike will use.
Once planning permission has been granted for small developments, planning conditions can sometimes be attached which request that an archaeologist is present to record the development as it progresses. This is done in conjunction with a Written Scheme of Investigation (WSI) which is prepared in advance of ground works. This WSI will outline the agreed plan of action which has been defined by the County Archaeologist and is required by Planning Authorities and statutory bodies. 
Once the WSI is approved by the County Archaeology Team and the planning officer, excavations can commence with any ground breaking activity monitored by an archaeologist in accordance with the WSI.

Please note that we no longer undertake the physical watching briefs or evaluation archaeology but we can produce the WSI documents and liaise with other archaeological contractors who can provide the necessary fieldwork, based on the WSI.

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