Wessex Archaeology produces high-quality desk-based assessments (DBA) which are often submitted in conjunction with planning applications to identify any likely heritage constraints which may be present at a development site.
What is included in a DBA
A DBA comprises a study of the historic environment around the proposed site and normally includes historical and archaeological background information gathered through a range of methods including:
- documentary research
- interrogation of the local Historic Environment Record and other available sources
- creation of a photographic record of the site and its surroundings
- an assessment of the significance of any identified heritage assets.
A DBA may also include strategies to mitigate any potential impact on heritage assets.
The Desk-Based Assessment Team
Our team draw on years of experience in producing DBAs for development or research programmes. They are highly skilled researchers and produce detailed documents that accurately provide a proportionate assessment.
Historic landscape characterisation and interpretation
Monument/historic landscape condition survey
How can we help?
Contact Abby Bryant, Consultancy Director