Keys to the Past

Glossary

Assessment

An archaeological assessment is part of the planning process. When making a decision about whether to allow a planning application to go ahead, the County Archaeologist may decide to order an assessment to see if there are any archaeological remains in the area. This may be a desk-based assessment, a written report based on pre-existing work, or it may involve new research at the site itself, possibly a small excavation or a geophysical survey.

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