Marine and Dry Land

Cotswold Archaeology has been engaged as specialist consultants to deal with the heritage aspects of the Navitus Bay Offshore Wind Farm, off the Isle of Wight: this includes a 30km power cable route through Hampshire and Dorset as well as a settings assessment of over 3700 assets on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.

The onshore power cable route has been subject to extensive desk-based research and site walkover and survey, along with discussions with local authority and national regulators such as English Heritage, prior to completion of the cultural heritage chapter for the Environmental Impact Assessment.

The Zone of Theoretical Visibility (ZTV) for the wind farm encompasses over 3700 heritage assets along the coast for which we undertook a cultural heritage setting assessment for the historic buildings and monuments within the ZTV. A key aspect was the formulation of an accepted methodology for dealing with such a large number of assets, and this was accepted by all interested parties.

If you have a marine project that we could help with, please contact Steve Webster on 01264 347632, or email steve.webster@cotswoldarchaeology.co.uk