The archaeological Impact Assessment may identify an archaeological monument or areas of archaeological potential within a development's boundaries. Alternatively the heritage authorities may request further information under PPS6 BH3 (Northern Ireland) or under the National Monuments Act (Republic of Ireland) before allowing a development planning application to proceed.
Further information as to the extent of any known archaeology or potential archaeological remains may be evaluated by a programme of test trenching which involves the excavation of a series of well targeted machine cut trenches within the development area to establish the existence or non existence of archaeological deposits.
A well planned and effective evaluation will prove an invaluable resource of information relating to planning a well devised archaeological mitigation or management plan relating to development proposals.
FarrimondMacManus Ltd are able to provide cost effective testing strategies which will highlight areas of archaeological activity within your development and provide further information towards producing a well designed and cost effective mitigation strategy.