CSA Environmental were commissioned to provide archaeology and heritage services in relation to a proposed residential development at Siskin Chase, Cullompton, Devon. Permission for residential development was granted at Appeal in July 2020. CSA also provided landscape services.
CSA prepared a setting assessment, undertaken in line with the Historic England Guidance. This concluded that while there were views to the Site which also included the historic core of Cullompton and the tower of the Grade I listed Parish Church of St Andrews, development would not result in any harm to designated heritage assets. In the Appeal Decision the Inspector noted their agreement with the findings of the CSA assessment.
CSA undertook a desk-based assessment to review the known and potential archaeological resource. Geophysical survey was undertaken by a specialist unit and the results incorporated into an updated Heritage Statement. Following completion of the geophysical survey, CSA liaised with the archaeological advisor to agree that no further works were necessary to inform the application. Further archaeological works were required on condition. CSA liaised with the archaeological advisor to agree the scope of these works. CSA agreed a trench layout and the intrusive works were undertaken by a specialist fieldwork unit. This identified only limited archaeological remains. CSA attended the monitoring meeting with the archaeological advisor and it was agreed that no further archaeological works were necessary