Environmental Assessment is a critically important part of the planning process, and is governed by a sequence of robust European Directives. A range of assessment formats are designed to facilitate open and transparant planning proposals and decisions, the precise choice of which is determined by the nature and extent of a particular project.
ADCO offers a proven skill set focused on Cultural Heritage. Our work has addressed the range of principal assessment levels, including Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), which focuses on strategic land use at regional and local levels to inform the subsequent design of particular development proposals, and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), which focuses on a particular projected development.
ADCO will carry out appropriate baseline surveys that include examinations of archival data (such as Sites and Monuments Records, Historic Mapping, Historic Engineering works) and published works. We conduct site inspections where possible to familiarize ourselves with the project area and build a photogrpahic archive. We will undertake and recommend new site surveys and investigations where appropriate, to further inform the project design. The collated results form the basis of a detailed project report with supporting appendices that becomes the core of the Cultural Heritage sectons for the required assessment.
Management and Research
Seabed and Marine Construction Inspectons
One of many large anchors lying on the seabed of Jamestown Bay, St. Helena