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Building a new house?...Constructing a new extension?...Altering a listed building?...Developing land?...

Requiring PLANNING?...requiring ARCHAEOLOGY?...

drp is here to HELP. We are a professional consultancy business that produces historical and archaeological risk assessments. We provide documentation for any development that requires a written archaeological assessment as part of their planning application.

We can further assist by providing historical context to the development, which can then be used as marketing tools to promote any new construction.

Our business can cater for any developer, of any size. We work with private individuals and large scale stakeholders. Our scope is national and we can operate throughout the entire country.

drp offers a dedicated service, focused on our clients in order to help them to get through their planning process. We utilise latest technologies to provide a fast and efficient service.

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Archaeological Desk Based Assessments (DBA)

"Dedicated Expert Advice"

It is often the case when applying for a planning application that there will be a requirement from your council to have a document produced on the archaeological and historical background surrounding your development. This helps your council understand how your development might impact on our past environment.


It is a crutial document in assisting your council decide whether your planning application is successful and it can even influence your developments design above and below the ground.

At drp, we specialise in producing archaeological DESK BASED ASSESSMENTS. By focusing entirely on our clients needs, we provide a dedicated, thorough and fast service producing in depth DBA’s to help get you through the planning process quickly and without hassle.

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Heritage Statements

"Fast Delivery"

Like desk based assessments, a HERITAGE STATEMENT is often asked for by your council when you are going through the planning process. This is a much more specific document designed to target known heritage assets, such as a a listed building or a conservation area.

At drp, by utilising the latest technologies we are able to offer a fast and efficient service to assist you speeding your way through the planning process.

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Heritage Promotion

"Promoting Your Development"

At drp, we provide tailored promotional material to add value to your development. This includes building bridges between development & the local community by raising awareness of local history. This is achieved through:

Creating flyers, pamphlets and other promotional material

Offering short & inspiring talks to the local community, schools & key stakeholders

Our Heritage Promotion can also assist in a development's marketing programme to add potential financial value to the project.








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