Archaeological solutions to clients in Kent and the surrounding counties

Archaeological Conditions

Watching Briefs

Ensure archaeological remains are observed, identified and recorded before development. While groundworks are underway, watching briefs are carried out to ensure construction activity progress.


Local Planning Authorities sometimes require excavation to mitigate any proposed development impacting known significant archaeology, usually identified through archaeological evaluation or geophysical survey. This will involve either a full excavation, reserved for the important archaeological remains, or a strip, map and sample (SMS) used for large areas to capture a general archaeological plan.