Building the future and protecting the past

Heritage & Archaeology

Progressive heritage solutions

The past informs our future

We’re passionate about understanding and protecting our history, and working with our clients to provide a sustainable future for our heritage.

We provide expert consultancy services across built heritage, archaeology, and landscapes. Whether it’s above or below ground, our expert team delivers heritage support to developers, landowners, planners, architects, and heritage organisations.

“Protecting our history through responsive and innovative solutions”

Our consultants provide solutions that focus on balancing heritage responsibilities with progressing your project. We support you through all stages from pre-planning consultation to discharging planning conditions, producing project publications, and public consultation.

Northern Archaeological Associates are now part of the Ecus family, further strengthening our range of Heritage and Archaeology services.

Our Services

  • Planning


    • Consultation with local conservation officers and archaeological planning advisors to develop an in-depth understanding of locations, environments and stakeholders
    • Ensure the appropriate balance between the needs of our clients and conservation concerns throughout the planning process
    • Assessment of the significance of heritage assets, including their setting, to assist planning decisions and Environmental Statements
    • Address any heritage constraints within the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) for planning applications
  • Design


    • Assist in defining sustainable development solutions for the historic environment and heritage assets
    • Survey and appraisal of historic landscapes, buildings and archaeological sites
  • Management and Mitigation

    Management and Mitigation

    • Preparation of Conservation and Heritage Management Plans for historic sites including Scheduled Monuments, Listed Buildings, Registered Parks and Gardens, and World Heritage Sites (WHS)
    • Management of archaeological fieldwork, either at pre-application evaluation or post-determination mitigation stages
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