A Heritage Screener is a summary assessment of all known heritage resources in an area proposed for development. It contains a set of recommendations, detailed maps and all known heritage data relevant to the proposed application.
Heritage Screeners are normally submitted to the relevant heritage authority at the early stages of a development or mining process (NID or BID phase), but can be used at later stages of the development process since they can easily substitute a Scoping Report and can form a starting point for a Heritage Impact Assessment.
Following the submission of a Heritage Screener, the heritage authorities are able to make robust, consistent decisions regarding the requirements, nature and scale of a possible Heritage Impact Assessment. Heritage Screeners lead to more predictable outcomes for applicants and are specifically designed in line with the statutory requirements of the National Heritage Resources Act (Act 25 of 1999).
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