If necessary, the desk-based assessment may have to be followed with a fieldwork evaluation. BaRAS has staff dedicated to this task and can respond quickly to a client’s needs to minimise any delays in the planning process.
Field evaluation consists of trial trenching or pitting to look at a representative sample of the archaeology on the site. By its very nature the evaluation will disclose the presence, or not, of archaeology and BaRAS will suggest a suitable mitigation stategy to satisfy the requirements of the planning authority.
At this stage we can coordinate specialist services such as geophysical surveys, environmental studies or conservation needs to produce a professional report for presentation to the planning authority.
Preparatory work for carrying out a watching brief in College Square, Bristol