A heritage and archaeology specialist was appointed to research the archaeological potential of the site. Their report follows the Standard and Guidance for Historic Environment Desk-based Assessment issued by the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists. It concludes that some prehistoric, Roman, and Early Medieval activity is recorded in the wider area but there is no current evidence to suggest focused activity of this date within our site. The site was most likely in agricultural use from at least the medieval period to the current day.

Whilst a desk-based assessment should be considered sufficient to determine an outline planning application, we will carry out trial trench evaluation as necessary ahead of any building work.