Historic Area Assessment
We have extensive experience of developing an understanding of historic towns and settlements, and the contribution made by the historic environment to their present-day character.
This includes the analysis and preparation of assessments of the built and archaeological resource, including:
- Conservation Area Appraisals
- Extensive Urban Survey (EUS)
- Historic Landscape Characterisation (HLC)
Our in-house archaeological, historical and building conservation expertise means that we provide expert primary and secondary documentary research into historic places and their setting, and then develop an assessment of the special interest of areas through fieldwork and consultation, including recording and evaluating the component parts, identifying character areas, and defining the contribution made by green space, individual features and setting. For designated assets, for example, Conservation Areas, we can also develop a well-evidenced review of existing boundaries and make recommendations for their amendment or retention.