Sinkholes

Sinkholes

The process of buying a property has a plethora of considerations resting on the decision to buy or not – Contaminated Land, flooding, radon, planning applications in the area, local energy infrastructure and ground stability should all be factored in.  Planning applications such as extensions can easily be scuppered by issues relating to ground stability,

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Forgotten stations and long lost stops

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Have you ever come across a sign saying Station Road but there is no railway station to be seen? Perhaps an old brick bridge in an empty field, or even a platform in the middle of a forest? I have often wondered at theses peculiarities, especially as they provide a tantalising glimpse into a Victorian

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Geo Insight now includes enhanced geology data at no extra cost

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Groundsure are pleased to announce that the BGS 1:10,000 (DiGMapGB-10) scale geology dataset will now be included as standard (where available) in our Geo Insight report at no extra cost. You do not need to do anything differently to get the enhanced geology data, simply add the Geo Insight to your basket as normal and

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Bringing Brownfield Sites Back To Use – Olympic Parks

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The Olympic Games bringing out the best of not only athletes but also developers. This is the second instalment in a series of blog posts which will present examples of the implementation of different remediation technologies for the clean-up and redevelopment of contaminated sites. Recent Groundsure blogs on remediation of contaminated land have looked at

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The Ground Moves Beneath Our Feet

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For any homeowner, there is no worse nightmare than their new property collapsing, having been unaware of subsidence potential or underground ground cavities in the area. If you’re looking to purchase a house, it’s vital to understand the impact ground movement can have and the best ways to avoid common pitfalls. Natural ground subsidence is

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Thorp vs Abbot

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A recent legal case serves as a timely reminder that simple searches are not sufficient when buying a property. Large scale housing developments, which have been the subject of a few stories over the past few months are very unlikely to be identified in the suite of mandatory searches, such as the CON29 Local Authority

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Conveyancers claim 2017 property sector to be shaped by Brexit

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83% of conveyancers place Brexit as one of the top three factors to have a significant influence on the UK property market in 2017, with almost half (48%) putting it first, according to new research released today from Groundsure. Changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax ranked second on the list, followed by a shortage of housing stock.  Other

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Groundsure Planning Alert

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The Groundsure Planning Alert is now live and has been added to existing Groundsure Potential Risks Alert on our ordering platform. Just as our ordering platform will alert you if your property is at potential risk from flooding, ground stability, energy features etc(1) , it will now flag up whether a planning application has been

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Happy 50th Birthday Milton Keynes!

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Milton Keynes is 50 years old today. Take a look at what it looked in like 1958, 9 years before Milton Keynes was designated, and what it looked like in 1991, showing extensive development of the area. Milton Keynes, 1958 Milton Keynes, 1991

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