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A single outline planning permission to develop land at Penrhos, Holyhead, Anglesey was submitted in 2012. The development site comprises 246 hectares and is sub-divided into three areas: Kingsland, Cae Glas and Penrhos. Kingsland and Cae Glas are located to the south of the A55 North Wales Expressway, and Penrhos is situated to the north of the Expressway. Development is scheduled to commence from 2017 onwards, in phases. The planning application was supported by an archaeological desk-based assessment, ES Chapter, geophysical survey and archaeological evaluation (comprising trial trenching/targeted excavation).

A subsequent archaeological evaluation has confirmed that there is potential for the survival of concentrations of prehistoric, Romano-British and post-medieval activity on all three sites evaluated, and in particular on Kingsland and Cae Glas. On the basis of this work and the results of the earlier evaluation on the site, Orion Heritage, in discussions with Ashley Batten of GAPS, is preparing a detailed mitigation strategy across all three sites in order to mitigate any impact of the proposed development on archaeological remains. Further work will comprise the production of several written schemes of investigation for dealing with archaeology, as different phases of the scheme are developed (this will comprise programmes of strip, map and record and trail trenching), building recording, preparation of a Heritage Management Plan for the entire site, and also an Archaeological Mitigation Strategy.