Desk Based Assessments (DBAs) are usually commissioned by our clients in support of their planning application or as part of an Environmental Impact Assessment to identify any potential archaeological significance of a site and to determine if any further archaeological work is necessary before development takes place. DBAs can also be used as confidential documents to determine the level of heritage risk prior to land-purchase or during master planning.
The objective of the assessment is to provide sufficient information concerning the level of risk that heritage poses to a development and to provide recommendations for dealing with it. This enables our clients to take into consideration the potentially critical impact of heritage on a development’s cost and programme.
Click on the examples below of our Desk Based Assessment projects.