North West Bury St Edmunds
In addition to our planning and design roles, promoting the site through the local plan and securing the outline planning permission, our heritage team had extensive involvement, both as part of the EIA process and after the determination period.
The site, set above the River Lark close to a complex that includes a Neolithic cursus monument, was of known archaeological importance. We were responsible for the consultation with Suffolk County Council heritage advisors and co-ordinated the numerous stages of archaeological site investigations followed by full scale excavation at the site over a period of 4 years. These revealed a complex Bronze Age landscape, including two burnt mound complexes, where water was heated for use in a range of crafts such as processing animal skins, and extensive Iron Age and Roman settlement activity. Public engagement was a large part of the work, and several well attended public open days were held during the excavations.
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