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A Written Scheme of Investigation (WSI) is a method statement or a project design to cover a range of archaeological works for a site.

A WSI report outlines known and potential archaeological features and deposits or built heritage elements on a site and suggests a structure for exploring them using the latest, most appropriate and cost-effective archaeological techniques. This can include consultation with the local authority and providing advice and support to a client.

A WSI will be completed and need to be accepted by the Local Planning Authority before any archaeological works take place. This informs both the Council and the archaeological contractor of the works that will be taking place and how these will be monitored/recorded. Its best to have the WSI completed and submitted as early as possible, so that archaeological contractor can begin their works when the building contractor is ready.

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