30 years isn’t a long time in the history of all things. But that is how long archaeology has been a material consideration in the planning process. In these 30 years, promoters have learnt the importance of understanding the extent and nature of archaeological risk at the earliest stage in a project.
Development has the potential to affect buried heritage assets, whether these are previously known or yet to be discovered. Identifying their significance and the extent to which the project might affect them is crucial in the development process. The sooner the archaeologist is on board, the sooner the scope of the archaeological work can be determined, negotiated, and managed.
Iceni understands this. We are committed to adopting a business-led, focused approach to ensure archaeology remains part of the planning process for the good of our clients, the archaeology and society at large. Cradle to grave, you might say.