How to have a stylish sustainable Christmas

Stylish and sustainable are not normally two words that sit together in unison. Especially at Christmas time when overexcitement and excess outweighs the desire to be environmentally friendly. This blog will show that it is possible to have a stylish and sustainable festive holiday. Decorations Let’s start with decorating. An artificial tree is tempting to

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How green is driving electric?

In this blog, Alberto Pavano, Environmental Consultant at Groundsure, explores electric vehicles and discusses whether driving electric is environmentally friendly. If you have any questions about this blog or would like to find out more, please contact info@groundsure.com. Britain is set to ban all new petrol and diesel cars from 2040, following the lead of countries

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Japanese knotweed’s wider environment cost

In this blog, Chris Butler discusses Japanese knotweed and it’s range of effects on ecosystems. If you have any questions about this blog or would like to find out more, please contact info@groundsure.com. Another year, another Japanese knotweed ‘season’ has come and gone, but why exactly does the name Japanese knotweed strikes fear into many?

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The reducing landfill capacity in the UK

In this blog, Geoff Eyre-Walker takes a look at the reducing landfill capacity in the UK, what still needs to be done and what the future holds. If you have any questions about this blog or would like to find out more, please contact info@groundsure.com. Landfill decline in the UK Landfill has been the conventional

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Cheshire Brine and salt extraction: a history

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By Ceri Sansom (Environmental Manager, Groundsure) and Rebecca Paul (Chief Officer, Cheshire Brine Subsidence Board)    Cheshire has a long and fascinating history of salt extraction, which needs to be considered when developing in the area, as it can cause ground stability problems. Here we take a brief look at this history and explore the

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Groundsure reveals new commercial search reports

  Revealed: the new Groundsure reports that will revolutionise commercial property transactions  Groundsure is delighted to reveal that following an extensive programme of property lawyer and environmental lawyer led product and market research, the redesigned and enhanced Review and Screening commercial search reports are now available.   Groundsure Review – Expert geo-risk analysis and transaction-led advisory

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Why ordnance sites are often not on the Ordnance Survey

Ironically one land use which has often been absent from Ordnance Survey maps is the location of ordnance and military related sites. The OS started its life as an aid to military planning during the Jacobite Rising in 1745, and later developed in response to the French Revolution, but the potential usefulness of maps showing

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Give us your feedback on groundsure.io to win £500

If you are interested in spending an hour of your time with us in your own office, to help build the environmental consultants’ tool of the future then please get in touch. As a thank you for your time, you will be added into a prize draw for the chance to win £500 worth of

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Brownfield Sites: A Wildlife Haven

In this blog, Kate Bannigan, an Environmental Consultant at Groundsure, explores brownfield sites and discusses why they should be incorporated into urban development What are brownfield sites? The United Kingdom’s long industrial past has left behind an estimated 65,760 hectares of ‘derelict and underused’ (Oliver et al., 2005) previous industrial sites, often located in or

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