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Chester Northgate Redevelopment Drainage Proposals - DBA

Zant, John (2016) Chester Northgate Redevelopment Drainage Proposals - DBA. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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This report presents the results of an archaeological desk-based assessment undertaken by OA North in late June/early July 2016 for two study areas adjacent to the Chester Northgate development site (centred on SJ 4039 6638), one extending broadly south and west from the development’s south-west corner, the other northwest of the development boundary, on behalf of Chester West and Cheshire Council. The study areas were assessed for their archaeological significance in order to inform proposals for the possible construction of new surface water drains for the proposed development, potentially emptying into the Shropshire Union Canal and/or the River Dee. Overall, five potential routes were assessed, three extending north and west of the development site, one of which drains into the canal, the other two into the river, and two extending from the south-west corner of the site (one running south, the other broadly west), both draining directly into the Dee. The report includes an outline of the archaeological and historical background of the assessment areas, covering all periods, which provides a context for the results of the archaeological study. The assessment examined all available relevant primary and secondary sources; all sites identified during the course of the work were listed in a gazetteer and plotted onto maps of the study areas. The study areas lie partially within Chester’s Area of Archaeological Importance (AAI), within which all significant archaeological remains are afforded statutory protection under the terms of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act (1979). Additionally, they encompass parts of 14 of the city’s Archaeological Character Areas, as defined by the Chester Archaeological Characterisation as part of the Chester Urban Archaeological Database (UAD) Project. The Character Areas form an integral part of the Chester Archaeological Plan, which was endorsed by the Cheshire West and Chester Local Development Framework Panel as a key Evidence Base Document supporting the preparation of the Chester Local Plan.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cheshire
ID Code:3047
Deposited By: Watson
Deposited On:24 Nov 2016 09:14
Last Modified:17 Oct 2019 10:37

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