Bidwells' heritage team does things a little differently.
We undertake intensive research as an informing and essential part of our Heritage service, to enrich our understanding of your project, and to add both value and depth to the advice we give to clients. Where relevant, we will undertake primary and secondary research, including access to national or local archives where this will benefit the project.
It is common for this level of research to provide a clear context and direction for a justifiable and defensible approach to development. Our analysis can significantly influence the content and outcome of proposals, even from the earliest stages of feasibility when well-informed heritage advice can often be the most timely and valuable within the planning process.
High quality and relevant research underpins reporting within our Heritage Statements, Impact Assessments, Conservation Management Plans, Masterplans and Feasibility Studies. It provides a strong basis for assessment of proposals at the local level but also at appeal or Inquiry.
Our research can help with:
- Providing initial input into feasibility studies, for identifying site potential
- The production of Significance Assessments
- Identifying relative heritage values and the contribution of setting
- Finding justifications for proposals based on historic precedent
- Research in relation to potential spotlistings/listing rebuttals