Desk Based Assessments

The Desk-Based Assessment (DBA) is a vital tool in the early stages of the planning process. Headland has extensive experience in providing well-researched and succinct DBAs, which give our clients the information they need to assess potential risk, as well as the right level of information to support their planning application.

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Location: Scotland, Sector: Property, Service: Contracting, Service: Desk-based Assessment, Service: Evaluation, Service: Excavation, Service: Historic Building Recording, Service: Monitoring, Service: Osteoarchaeology, Service: Specialist
Location: Scotland, Sector: Property, Service: Desk-based Assessment, Service: Evaluation, Service: Excavation, Service: Finds, Service: Historic Building Recording

Our business-focused consultants have the relevant archaeological experience to research and produce a clear assessment of the cultural heritage constraints of your site, as well as a coherent model of its archaeological potential.  It may be possible, for example, to identify areas of your development where the risk of encountering archaeology is negligible or low,  and others where it may be medium or high. We make comprehensive searches of the relevant Historic Environment Records and archives, including aerial photographic and map evidence and, where relevant, estate plans. The results of the study are then brought together to provide a clear statement of the archaeology and archaeological potential of your site and an assessment of how potential effects may be mitigated.

An expert DBA at the start of a project can save you a lot of  time and money later on and we are here to deliver that.

Meet our Principal Heritage Consultants and Research Team

Andy Towle
Stephen Carter
Mike Kimber