Planning - Contaminated Land Assessments

We have extensive experience in providing investigations and solutions to facilitate the discharge of planning conditions.

 

Planning

The Government's approach has been (and remains) that most Contaminated Land should be dealt with through the planning regime. The guidance identifies that when contamination potentially exists, the developer has a responsibility to ensure that a development site is suitable for its proposed end use.

Contaminated Land Assessment

When submitting a planning application on land where contamination is present, or suspected to be present, there is a need for an “appropriate contamination land assessment”. Depending on this potential for contamination and the sensitivity of the end use, this will comprise a staged approach which begins with a Phase I Desk Top Study, and subsequently (if required) a Phase II Site Investigation and Phase III Remediation Works prior to the granting of the permission.

We have a clear understanding of the changing planning regime and contaminated land legislation and a long history of delivering commercially-astute and robust technical solutions. We have extensive experience in providing investigations and solutions to facilitate the discharge of Planning conditions subsequently allowing development to proceed.

We also pride ourselves on having a pragmatic approach that provides cost effective solutions to satisfy all partners.