An Archaeological Desk-based Assessment and Built Heritage Assessment have been undertaken based on the initial Site Layout.
The archaeological potential of the development site and the significance of archaeological assets within the site has been assessed through desk-based review of existing archaeological information, including previous archaeological work undertaken in the vicinity of the study site.
Data available from Historic England and the Local Planning Authority shows that there are no Scheduled Monuments within the proposed development site. There are no Scheduled Monuments assessed as sensitive to development outside of the site.
There are no non-designated heritage assets recorded within the study site in the HER and based on the archaeological data including LiDAR for the site and the surrounding area, the site is considered to have a low/negligible potential for significant (i.e. non-agricultural) remains of all periods. It is, however, clear that limited archaeological field work has been carried out in the vicinity of the site and whilst the site’s potential is assessed as low/negligible, this is qualified by the limitations of the understanding of the study area.
Any potential effect on Designated Heritages Assets within the vicinity of the site have been assessed through a Built Heritage Assessment. The Designated Heritage Assets can be seen in the image below. It is concluded that due to the location, intervening features and lack of intervisibility, the development of the site will not cause harm to any Listed Building or the Markfield Conservation Area.