Fixby, West Yorkshire

Lanpro Archaeology and Heritage were commissioned to project manage all elements of the archaeological works required to fulfil the archaeological planning condition for a large residential development covering over 10ha in Fixby, near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

An initial phase of evaluation trenching was undertaken to determine the site’s archaeological potential. This identified an area of possible early prehistoric activity but also demonstrated that the majority of the site did not contain any significant archaeological remains. The trenching allowed most of the site to be ‘signed-off’ by the council ready for development, while a small open-area excavation was carried out to record any prehistoric remains.

The approach agreed with the council allowed development works to proceed rapidly, while providing a targeted and reasonable scope of archaeological excavation to allow a full record to be made of the site’s archaeological features.

An initial phase of evaluation trenching was undertaken to determine the site’s archaeological potential. This identified an area of possible early prehistoric activity but also demonstrated that the majority of the site did not contain any significant archaeological remains. The trenching allowed most of the site to be ‘signed-off’ by the council ready for development, while a small open-area excavation was carried out to record any prehistoric remains.

The approach agreed with the council allowed development works to proceed rapidly, while providing a targeted and reasonable scope of archaeological excavation to allow a full record to be made of the site’s archaeological features.

Project: Fixby, West Yorkshire
Client Name: Harron Homes
Council Name: Kirklees
Disciplines:
Archaeology + Heritage
Mitchell Pollington (Regional Director)
T: 01904 803800
"Through a staged archaeological approach, we were able to fully record all archaeological remains while rapidly freeing-up large areas of the site ready for development."
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