CTS HERITAGE AND DEVELOPMENT PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
A Heritage Screener is a specialist service offered by CTS Heritage that summarises all known heritage resources in an area proposed for development. It contains a set of heritage-related recommendations, detailed maps and all known heritage data relevant to the proposed application.
Heritage Screeners are normally submitted to the relevant heritage authority at the early stages of a development or mining process and can supplement the information contained in a NID or BID, but can also be used at later stages of the development process as they can easily substitute a Scoping Report and can form a starting point for a Heritage Impact Assessment.
HERITAGE IMPACT ASSESSMENTS (HIAs)
Heritage Impact Assessments are often required in response to proposed developments, either as part of a NEMA or MPRDA process, or as part of a process in terms of the NHRA. CTS Heritage will project manage all your heritage requirements throughout the development process. CTS Heritage has experience in drafting integrated Heritage Impact Assessments that are compliant with SAHRA and HWC standards, and that satisfy the requirements of the legislation. In addition, should specialist studies be required as part of the HIA that CTS Heritage does not have available in-house, CTS Heritage will source and manage the relevant specialists and ensure that their findings are integrated into the final HIA ready for submission to the relevant authority.
CTS Heritage has a full team of archaeologists and our in-house expertise is available for any specialist archaeological assessments that may be required, including:
Archaeological desktop analysis, Archaeological ground-truthing surveys, Archaeological sensitivity assessments, Archaeological excavation and Archaeological monitoring.
HERITAGE MANAGEMENT PLANS
There is very little point in conserving and formally declaring a significant heritage site without developing a plan for its ongoing management. CTS Heritage will liaise between you, the owner and the relevant heritage authority to ensure that significant heritage resources have management plans in place. In addition, a heritage authority is unlikely to allow a significant archaeological or rock art site to be open to the public without a heritage agreement with the landowner and a conservation management plan in place. CTS Heritage will gladly assist to navigate these requirements.