WWII Ordnance – Is it still a risk?

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“Is WWII Ordnance really a threat?” is the question I get asked the most. Alternatively I often get told by many (unqualified) clients that “WWII ordnance is not a threat! It is over 70 years old, it didn’t detonate and therefore is not a risk.” This should not be underestimated… WWII ordnance is still very much

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Archaeology and Development

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In this post Clelia discusses the importance of archaeological heritage and the impact this may have on site or property developments and how Groundsure reports can help you to uncover potential issues. If you have any questions or comments about this article you can contact the commercial team at commercial@groundsure.com Archaeology and development Archaeological or historic

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A new environmental search called Avista just launched…

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Ana Ansell, Product and Marketing Director here at Groundsure, was the integral driving force behind the launch of our new flagship product Avista. Here she discusses the Avista journey explaining the whys and the whats that went in to its inception and subsequent development. A new environmental searches called Avista just launched… In June, Groundsure

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Groundsure launches new ‘Avista’ environmental search report for UK homebuyers

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Groundsure, the leading authority on environmental risks in the UK, today launches Avista – the most comprehensive yet concise residential environmental search report for property buyers and the conveyancing sector. The report, which covers all environmental risks from planning and infrastructure searches to flood risk and contaminated land, is the first of its kind to

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Environmental fines are on the rise: Are you at risk?

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With Environmental fines climbing ever higher and frequently making headlines in the last year, it’s key that organisations with interests in financed or leased waste sites understand the current outlook, legal trends and make the right provisions to limit their financial and reputational exposure. Key to this is understanding what is driving environmental fines like

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Local authorities permitting development in flood prone areas named

Original research by leading environmental data company Groundsure highlights councils approving housing developments on flood plains – even when alternatives appear to be available New research (1) has revealed the top 10 English local authorities that are allowing building in previously undeveloped flood prone areas (2), with the top four being in the South East.

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Sinkholes

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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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