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1 Cultural Heritage Asset Management Plan Training Preparing a CHAMP: condition surveys, management actions and reporting

2 Overview Stages involved in creating a CHAMP CHAMP pilot study in MAC Area 7 - current best practice Range, type and date of heritage assets involved Principal impacts of route operation, maintenance and development on heritage assets Practical mitigation measures Implications of CHAMPs for management planning Interaction of CHAMPs with other disciplines Next steps: CHAMP bids and delivery Questions and feedback M1, Lilbourne medieval motte and bailey, Northants

3 Stages involved in creating a CHAMP Prepare proposal Objectives, scope & methodology Resources, detailed cost estimate and programme Stage 1 – Review heritage data Supplied by EnvIS Meeting with Service Provider / HA to discuss constraints, access etc. Review the Service Provider’s future works schedule –maintenance and renewal programmes Prepare EnvIS-compatible pro formas for the cultural heritage asset condition survey Review and analyse the cultural heritage data supplied by EnvIS desk-based assessment of sites selection of subset of sites for field visits Stage 2 – Carry out condition survey of heritage assets Undertake Project Risk Assessment & draft Health and Safety Plan Programme site visits for condition surveys – identify constraints, book roadspace etc. Undertake site visits review current condition of the cultural heritage asset identify existing threats, risks and issues from the current management of the HA estate anticipate future issues based on Service Provider forward works programme Stage 3 – Prepare Cultural Heritage Asset Management Plan Collate field survey data into database & GIS Draft Cultural Heritage Asset Management Plan Part 1: Ready reference section Route Management Action Plans Three year Management Action Plan Risk assessment of MAC forward programme of works Part 2: Methodology, regional overview and statistical analysis Stage 4 – Submit CHAMP to HASubmit first draft, Service Provider and Regional Environmental Advisor to revise according to any recommendations, issue final CHAMP Stage 5 – Integrate CHAMP GIS & feed data up to HAGIS and EnvIS Integrate CHAMP into Service Provider internal GIS and feed data back into HAGIS and EnvIS Stage 6 – Use the CHAMP!Undertake management actions & use CHAMP data for forward planning and routine maintenance Feed data on management actions and updated assessments into EnvIS

4 Case study: CHAMP MAC Area 7 First CHAMP to be undertaken for an entire MAC Area 700 linear km if highways assessed 1189 heritage assets 120 listed buildings Assets date from Palaeolithic (c.10,000 BC) to modern period Aims of study: Assess the condition of heritage assets within & immediately adjacent to HA estate Identify those that are the responsibility of the HA and at risk of damage and/or loss of significance due to the environmental, operational and development impacts of the MAC’s current and predicted programme Deliverables: Technical report (illustrated; 144pp) Project Geographical Information System (GIS) with links to PDFs of condition survey asset visit sheets and digital photographs

5 CHAMP MAC Area 7 Team structure GIS and database support Field survey team Antonia Glyde, EnvIS Project Manager David Freke, Cultural Heritage Advisor to HA David Griffiths, Senior Environmental Advisor Mark Braithwaite, Regional Route Performance Manager Richard Gulliver, Regional Environmental Champion Simon Came, Watchman Gareth Wilson, Environmental Manager Liza Broomfield, Environmental Coordinator Richard Carline, EnvIS & Environmental GIS Highways Agency Service Provider, MAC Area 7 A-One+ Heritage Consultant Scott Wilson Project Manager Archaeology & historic landscape Historic buildings GIS Data Manager Project Coordinator

6 1189 sites Average assets/km: 1.7 Average number of sites/day: person days field condition assessment Teams of two heritage specialists –Built heritage –Archaeology & historic landscape Undertake in winter when vegetation is low and visibility is good CHAMP MAC Area 7 Cost and schedule June 2009 Project proposal approved July 2009 Project setup and logistics, databases, design pro formas, laminated key sheets, H&S July 2009 Desk-based analysis and site selection July-Aug 2009 Field team 1 surveys (4 weeks) Methodology testing Sep-Oct 2009 Field team 2 surveys (3 weeks) Collation & analysis of Field team 1 data Oct-Nov 2009 Collation & analysis of Field team 2 data Reporting and GIS construction December 2009Draft report & GIS submitted January 2010Final report & GIS submitted

7 CHAMP MAC Area 7 Distribution of tasks M45, New Oxford Canal (Northants) A1, Stamford (Lincs) M1, relict ridge and furrow at Brockhall Park (Northants) CHAMP project GIS Route planning Heritage & GIS specialists Create project GIS, a subset of the HA EnvIS database inventory of cultural heritage assets within and adjacent to the highway estate Assess the condition of selected cultural heritage assets by field survey Establish Management Action Priorities for cultural heritage assets Set out actions to protect and enhance assets within the context of the MAC’s forward works programme MAC management tasks Provide route and programme information Discuss implications of management priorities and actions with heritage team Implement the actions of the CHAMP Monitor the process and feed information to the Highways Agency Environmental Information System (EnvIS)

8 CHAMP MAC Area 7 1: Project GIS EnvIS Level 1 Dataset (statutory, EH): National Monuments Record 155 statutorily designated assets - World Heritage Sites, listed buildings, scheduled monuments, parks and gardens and historic battlefields (13% of all assets). EnvIS Level 2 Dataset (non-statutory, LPA): Historic Environment Record 1034 non-statutory assets (87% of all assets) A subset of assets within 8m of the HA estate boundary was clipped from the EnvIS dataset. This group of assets was subject to an initial stage of desk-based analysis to select sites for field assessment This was required as national and regional heritage inventories include details of assets that have been destroyed or are not visible in the field, as well as poorly geo-referenced entries and antiquarian finds.

9 CHAMP MAC Area 7 1: Project GIS A5, Towcester, listed telephone boxes

10 CHAMP MAC Area 7 1: Rapid desk-based analysis and selection of assets for field visits Rapid desk-based analysis of all 1189 assets 575 (48.36%) were selected for field condition assessment: extant, upstanding buildings, monuments, linear routes and earthworks) 559 (47.01%) were not capable of condition assessment (findspots, cropmarks, demolished building/structure; ploughed-out earthworks, areas of modern development, private property)

11 CHAMP MAC Area 7 1: Route history & bias in asset presence and survival RouteSummary historyConstruction dates A1Roman Ermine Street Great North Road coaching route, 17 th to 19 th century 2008 – 2009 GSJ A5Roman Watling Street1980s bypasses A38Roman Ryknild Street between Lichfield and Derby 1969 – 1979 A46Roman Fosse Way between Leicester and Lincoln1980s & 1990s bypasses; 2000s dualling; Ongoing improvements A14Elements of medieval and historic roads1992 linking and widening A52Former medieval salt route, historic road Follows Ermine Street Roman road east of Grantham 1950s & 1960s bypasses 1980s & 1990s bypasses A45Medieval/ historic road1970s, 1980s & 1990s dualling & roundabouts A43Medieval/ historic road1980s + bypasses A453Historic road from Sutton Coldfield to Nottingham1970s spur to power station M1Britain’s first full-length motorway1959 – 1967 Ongoing widening M6Britain's longest motorway1950s – 1970s M M – 1977 M1 Tibshelf, Derbys A46 Fosse Way, Notts

12 CHAMP MAC Area 7 2: Field survey: method Experienced teams of two people – one built heritage expert, one archaeologist Drive-by and walkover surveys, c. 14 to 30 assets/day Pro forma sheets for field assessment recording, appended to the project GIS Brief description, condition rating, value (status), vulnerability (urgency), management action priority, suggested management actions Informed production of cultural heritage asset and route management plans Baseline data and photographs enable monitoring of monument condition

13 CHAMP MAC Area 7 2: Field survey: period and monument forms Historic transport features Roman and medieval roads, turnpikes, railways and canals Roadside structures Inns, hotels, gate lodges, walls Historic landscapes Ridge and furrow, park boundaries, ancient woodland Collieries and mineral railways Roadside settlements and burials

14 CHAMP MAC Area 7 2: Field survey: typical heritage assets – Roman roads A5/M6, Lutterworth Roman Road, Leicester to Tripontium (Leics) A46, Widmerpool-Newark improvement scheme, excavation of the Fosse Way (Notts) A1, Stretton, Ermine Street (Rutland)

15 A46, Bridge over River Wreake A38 Openwoodgate incline (Denbys) CHAMP MAC Area 7 2: Field survey: typical heritage assets – Historic transport networks A14, Peterborough to Wellingborough Turnpike road (Nhants) Fosse Dyke Roman canal (Lincs) M45, New Oxford Canal (Northants) A1, Winthorpe Bridge, Newark (Notts) M1 overbridge railway (Leics) M1, Saxon hollow Way, Watford Park (Northants) Junction of M1/M45, the first junction between two motorways in Britain

16 Mallows Cotton deserted medieval village (Northants) M1, internal divisions in Salcey Forest (Nhants) M1, relict ridge and furrow at Brockhall Park (Northants) CHAMP MAC Area 7 2: Field survey: typical heritage assets – Historic landscapes

17 A46, Lodge, Flintham CHAMP MAC Area 7 2: Field survey: typical heritage assets – Built heritage A5, 15th century Chantry House, Towcester (Northants) ) A1, 18th century inn, stable-block and forge, formerly the Stretton Highwayman Estates and boundaries Roadside innsOther … M1, Leicester Forest East Services A5, Towcester, mile plaque (Northants)

18 CHAMP MAC Area 7 2: Field survey: typical heritage assets M1, destroyed heritage: ploughed out medieval ridge and furrow earthworks, Lilbourne (Northants) A14, intangible heritage: Naseby battlefield, 1645 (Northants)

19 CHAMP MAC Area 7 3: Vulnerable cultural heritage assets Particularly vulnerable heritage asset types include: Roadside buildings (including listed buildings) Vehicle damage/road users and air pollution Road-related structures, including historic bridges (e.g. railway, canal, and river crossings) and modern bridges (including listed bridges and bridges in conservation areas) Adverse effects on their historic fabric due to vehicle/collision damage, structural maintenance, and road improvement Estate and park boundary walls (including listed structures) Vehicle damage/road users and air pollution Buried remains of Roman and subsequent roads Utilities insertion/maintenance and signage holes Medieval settlement remains, e.g. buried or earthwork remains of deserted medieval villages and field systems Erosion, deterioration, vegetation, planting, plough damage, recreational damage (e.g. quad bikes etc.), rabbits, badgers etc. Landscape parks, estates and cemeteries (historic landscapes) Visual intrusion from ATM gantries and signage structures, lights, traffic etc. Noise intrusion from traffic Encroachment from road construction, improvement and realignment Inappropriate planting on sensitive botanical heritage sites Buried and upstanding archaeological remains Road construction, improvement and realignment

20 CHAMP MAC Area 7 3: Potential impacts on cultural heritage assets EnvironmentalNatural conditions (e.g. erosion, flooding and deterioration) Environmental conditions (e.g. faunal and floral impacts) Vandalism including metal detecting Recreational use Vehicular damage OperationalVerge maintenance works (tree, scrub & grassland management, line of sight vegetation clearance) Maintenance of drainage, fencing and boundaries, field access Maintenance of structures, utilities and surfaces (surfacing, repairs, bridges) Enhancement planting and aftercare Land management (e.g. faunal management, rabbits, badgers etc.) Visual and noise intrusion (setting) Air pollution Road users (collision damage, vandalism) DevelopmentRoad construction, inc. lay-bys, bus borders ATM, associated gantries & signage structures Traffic control, traffic lights and safety measures Road improvement Road realignment OtherMineral extraction Changes to regulations, procedures, or standards

21 CHAMP MAC Area 7 4: Management Action Priorities for cultural heritage assets Null : Not capable of visual condition assessment, or not owned by the HA. Non-HA assets, not located within the HA estate and/or maintained by others Assets no longer upstanding (though associated below- ground remains may survive) Assets with no visible remains, such as buried remains and cropmark sites. Green : Good condition, no remedial action is needed. Revisit in 24 months’ time. Amber : Satisfactory but not fully meeting EnvIS objectives. Review condition at 12 months, action needed in the next 24 months. Red : Poor condition and not meeting EnvIS objectives. Urgent corrective action is required within 12 months.

22 CHAMP MAC Area 7 4: Management Actions for cultural heritage assets Feature ClassManagement Actions 1 Standing remains Conservation and consolidation of structures Assessment and Monitoring by specialists Assessment for protected fauna and flora Use of original materials and techniques Bunding, screening, planting, quiet running pavements 2 EarthworksDefine extent with ground markers during works Implement managed grazing Swathe management/mowing Protective fencing Enhance access and or presentation 3 Buried materialProtective fencing Define extent with ground markers during works Follow DMRB procedures Assess impact depths 4 Palaeo- environmental deposits Maintain hydrological regime Undertake mitigation sampling programme Follow DMRB procedures Assess impact depths CHAMP Guidance (DMRB Vol 10 S6 Pt 2) Conservation of Highway Structures (DMRB Vol 3 S2 Pt 4) Manual for Streets (DfT 2007) Streets for All Regional Manuals (English Heritage 2005) Assessing the Effect of Road Schemes on Historic Landscape Character (HA 2007) Feature ClassManagement Actions 5 Historic landscapes Maintain accurate historic landscape character mapping and descriptions Enhance visual effects Recreate lost elements Follow DMRB procedures Careful and sympathetic design and materials 6 Industrial remains As per feature class 1,2,3 and 5 Consult relevant 3rd party databases Contact specialists to advise on significance and mitigation

23 CHAMP MAC Area 7 4: Management Action Plans 1. Route Management Action Plans 2. Three year Management Action Plan 3. Risk assessment of MAC programme of works

24 Next steps: CHAMP bids and delivery Plan ahead, be prepared to link CHAMP into upcoming budget and works programme Use qualified and experienced heritage teams with good field assessment skills, familiar with HA guidance, following best practice and adhering closely to H & S requirements Ensure heritage expert understands MAC internal systems and route programming, interaction with other disciplines and EnvIS/HAGIS protocols Encourage close collaboration between heritage consultant and MAC, including MAC environmental and IT specialists Systematically integrate CHAMP Management Actions into works programmes Monitor implementation, undertake reviews according to recommended time-scales, and feed information back to HA EnvIS

25 Summary Compliance and environmental stewardship Best practice and good route design, operation and maintenance Robust, rational and practical information on heritage assets and required actions Thoughtful forward planning and informed decisions on network management Improve the quality of cultural heritage asset management


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