Border Archaeology


Established in 1997, we have nearly two decades of experience in resolving archaeological and built heritage issues intrinsic to the planning process.

Regionally located in 7 offices across the UK, we can demonstrate expertise in successfully managing the archaeological and geo-archaeological components of energy & infrastructure projects and fully appreciate the need to integrate archaeology and engineering at an early stage for the avoidance of undue delays and costs.

We specialise in pre-planning research and advice, historic landscape impact assessment, fieldwork, post-excavation, urban & rural heritage advice, research and advocacy, historic building recording and architectural history. Acting as both consultant and contractor, our experienced team understands the commercial needs of developers as well as the importance of successfully managing all regulatory requirements. We adhere to all relevant national professional guidelines and are proud to have ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 accreditation.

We do not charge a fee for initial consultation, advice and programme definition.


Pinsent Masons is an International law firm with the UK's No.1 Planning, Parliamentary & Environment Legal Team and market leaders across the UK. With over 85 specialist lawyers they are by far the largest team and uniquely cover all three UK legal jurisdictions.

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The BPF represents the commercial real estate sector – an industry with a market value of £1,662bn which contributed more than £94bn to the economy in 2014. We promote the interests of those with a stake in the UK built environment, and our membership comprises a broad range of owners, managers and developers of real estate as well as those who support them. Their investments help drive the UK's economic success, provide essential infrastructure, and create great places where people can live, work and relax.

Find out how to become a member at www.bpf.org.uk.

The LEP Network is a gateway to news and information that enables LEPs to come together on areas of shared importance, engage with government, facilitate dialogue with economic development stakeholders, and share knowledge and best practice. 

The Institute of Economic Development (IED) is the leading professional body representing economic development and regeneration practitioners. Established over 30 years ago, the IED provides a valuable network for economic development professionals and a wide range of support services including continuous professional development activities.

Funded entirely through member contributions, the IED is a genuinely independent voice. The Institute represents the interests of the profession through responses to government consultations, submissions to parliamentary select committee inquiries and participation in national initiatives.

We have introduced a development standard, Excellence in Economic Development, which is freely available to download from our website at www.ied.co.uk. A Self Assessment Toolkit to enable a baseline and development needs to be identified is also available.

We are represented on the Expert Panel of the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth and we Chair the Professional Institutes Commission into Under-performing Towns and Cities.

Get Involved!

To contribute to the conference research, and share your views on what and who you would like to see on the conference programme, contact Aziliz.Dufay@haymarket.com

To discuss commercial partnership opportunities, including speaking slots, branding opportunities and privately hosted discussions, contact Heather.Smith@haymarket.com

To discuss potential media and marketing partnerships for this event and/or Planning Conferences, contact Kavita.Magecha@haymarket.com

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Joanna Key, Head of Land and Housing Delivery, Department for Communities and Local Government



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