12 Archaeology and Cultural Heritage
12.1.1 To carry out the works in such a way as to prevent, so
far as is reasonably practicable, disturbance or damage to built
heritage including Listed Buildings, Scheduled Ancient Monuments
and other sites of archaeological interest as defined in relevant
legislation and the Environmental Statement.
12.2 Cultural Heritage Management Plan
12.2.1 As explained in Section 1.7 of this CoCP, the
contractor’s EMP will include a Cultural Heritage Management
Plan which will include details of the measures to be implemented
during topsoil stripping and excavations to enable potential
cultural heritage resources to be identified, excavated recorded
and potentially published as well as controls to be put in place to
protect cultural heritage resources adjacent to the construction
12.2.2 The Cultural Heritage Management Plan will include the
following, as appropriate:
- A description, including maps showing the locations, of all
known sites of archaeological or cultural heritage interest and
conservation areas within and adjacent to the construction
- Details of the measures to be implemented at each site to
prevent damage by the movement of construction vehicles and
- Procedures to be adopted during topsoil stripping, including a
watching brief to be implemented by an archaeological clerk of
works (see paragraph 12.2.3 below).
- Procedures to be adopted in the event of an unanticipated
discovery or disturbance of archaeological remains.
- Procedures to be adopted in the event of emergency work to any
sites of archaeological or cultural heritage interest.
- Procedures to be adopted to protect archaeological remains in
situ beneath earthworks where that has been agreed with Historic
Scotland as an appropriate mitigation measure.
- Procedures for the dismantling and re-erection of any buildings
of cultural heritage interest.
- archaeological monitoring procedures to be implemented at any
sites of archaeological or cultural heritage interest adjacent to
the construction site during construction.
12.2.3 The contractor will provide an Archaeological Clerk of
Works who will be responsible for implementation of the Cultural
Heritage Management Plan.
12.2.4 The contractor will consult with Historic Scotland
regarding preparation of the Cultural Heritage Management Plan.
12.3 Mitigation of Potential Impacts on Archaeological or
Cultural Heritage Resources
12.3.1 The contractor will provide appropriate fencing and
hoarding as may be necessary to protect sites of archaeological or
cultural heritage interest within or adjacent to the construction
site, including unknown sites discovered during construction. See
also Section 3.6 and Section 6 of this CoCP.
12.3.2 If archaeological investigations or works to protect
listed buildings are required on land which is to be occupied
temporarily or land adjacent to the construction site, the owners
and occupiers of that land will be consulted in advance of the
works being undertaken and entry to land taken in accordance with
paragraph 3.6.2 of this CoCP.
12.3.3 The contractor will implement appropriate watching briefs
and archaeological monitoring during construction works adjacent to
sites of archaeological or cultural heritage interest and during
12.3.4 The contractor will consult with Historic Scotland should
any archaeological or cultural heritage finds or sites be
discovered or revealed during construction to enable appropriate
measures to be implemented to mitigate potential impacts. Measures
to be implemented may include the following, as appropriate:
- Investigation and assessment of the discoveries to determine
- Assessing the potential impacts due to the Project to inform
the design of appropriate mitigation measures.
- Excavating, recording and reporting on any discoveries.
- Recording and taking measures to potentially preserve any
discoveries in situ if required or appropriate as agreed
with Historic Scotland.
12.3.5 The contractor will undertake a risk assessment and
undertake appropriate structural or dilapidation surveys and
vibration monitoring at sites of archaeological or built heritage
interest adjacent to the construction site prior to, during and
following construction works. The risk assessment will include, but
not be limited to, the following buildings:
- St Margaret's Hope, Admiralty House, Category B listed
- Port Edgar Barracks Category B listed complex.
- Inchgarvie House Category C(s) listed building.
12.3.6 The nature, extent and frequency of monitoring will be
appropriate and agreed with Historic Scotland taking into
consideration the nature of the planned construction works and
proximity of the relevant site. See also Section 5.2 of this
12.3.7 The contractor will seek to minimise the encroachment of
the design and construction of the Project into Hope Street
Cemetery, Inverkeithing and will consult with Fife Council
Bereavement Services in this regard. The Scottish Ministers will
consult with Fife Council Bereavement Services and other relevant
authorities to develop a procedure to be implemented in the event
that the design or construction of the Project requires exhumation
and relocation of any human remains interred within the cemetery.
See also section 3.6 of this CoCP.
12.4.1 The monitoring requirements, including those during
construction, are set out in Section 12.3 above.
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