IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (engineering) doorstep’: HE’s new guidance on piling reported to engineers

publication coverGround Engineering News has updated readers on Historic England’s (HE) publication of its guidance on piling.

Ground Engineering News writes:

First published in 2007, the guidance is aimed at local planning authorities, developers and contractors. Now fully revised by a group of engineers, local authority planning archaeologists, archaeological contractors and archaeologists from Historic England, the guidance aligns better with the National Planning Policy Framework. The updated document also went to out for public consultation in July last year.

Historic England senior science advisor Jim Williams, who led the update said: ‘This new guidance places greater emphasis on understanding the significance of archaeological remains in advance of decisions being made about piling. It provides information on piling types, impacts, and solutions for sustainable foundation design and is illustrated by case studies. This revised edition also includes a risk assessment methodology….’

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