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Orion Heritage was commissioned by Wates Developments to undertake the heritage work to support an outline planning application for a proposed residential scheme. The desk-based assessment concluded that there was evidence suggestive of possible Roman occupation in the area of the site. Following the submission of the planning application and negotiations with Oxfordshire County Council, Orion Heritage managed the trenching of the site which revealed the presence of Roman field system remains within part of it. The work proved that the site did not contain Roman burials, as had been suggested by the archaeological evidence prior to the trenching. All further archaeological works have been agreed with Oxfordshire County Council to be undertaken as a condition of planning permission.