IAC Ltd were contracted to undertake an archaeological, architectural & cultural heritage route selection assessment of the 22km route corridor for N22 Ballyvourney-Macroom Bypass Scheme.

The route selection assessment was carried out in order to identify the preferred route from an archaeological, architectural and cultural heritage perspective. Once the route had been identified IAC Ltd undertook an EIA including full assessment of the archaeological and architectural resource within the receiving environment of the road project, including sites of significance, which were not subject to statutory protection. Methodology for assessment included a full baseline assessment along with detailed field inspections and some geophysical survey and archaeological testing. Impact assessment included for both physical and visual impacts. Detailed historical research was also carried out for an IRA ambush site that was to be impacted upon by the scheme.

The project was brought to Oral Hearing and IAC Ltd successfully presented evidence on the archaeological, architectural and cultural heritage aspect of the project. The scheme was granted permission by An Bord Pleanala.