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Local council planning authorities can require an archaeological evaluation to clarify the extent, nature and the quality of archaeological remains on a proposed development site before granting planning consent. The phrase used would be along the lines of "Greater clarity would be provided with the results of an archaeological evaluation" and is requested as per Policy BH3 of PPS 6.’
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Evaluation techniques can include non-intrusive surveys such as field walking, topographical and geophysical surveys (rarely suitable in Northern Ireland). The most common technique would be mechanical or hand excavation of test trenches, to determine the presence or absence of buried archaeological remains and to determine their significance. Northern Archaeological Consultancy can carry out all necessary evaluation work for your project, using our extensive experience of both urban and rural projects across Northern Ireland, we will negotiate a suitable sampling strategy to give the most effective results within the shortest possible timeframe.