Archaeologists Contract to carry out an Archaeological survey
There are so many layers of ancient and modern history in the ground throughout the UK that it almost impossible to dig anywhere without uncovering part of our historical past, The finding of Richard III body in a carpark in Leicester is a recent reminder of that.
Each archaeological site is and are an irreplaceable record of how our civilisation has developed and are therefore treated as part of our environmental capital.
There is a presumption in UK and European planning policy in favour of physical preservation of important archaeological remains, whether or not they are protected by law.
Any potential damage to important remains caused by construction work is viewed as significant impact requiring mitigation measures be sought.