Natural Flood Management: Tree Planting Volunteer Days

Natural Flood Management blog - Planting woodland

Groundsure offer the opportunity for each employee to volunteer in the local community, one day per year. During the winter of 2018 and spring of 2019, several groups of us took advantage of this, volunteering with the Sussex Flow Initiative on a tree and hedgerow planting project at the Sussex Horse Rescue Trust in Uckfield.


Our new Energy and Transportation report: what’s in it for you

Crossrail2 Route E&T Blog

Following the approach set in the Avista, the new Groundsure Energy and Transportation report effectively combines and improves on several individual reports. By bringing these together into one search, there’s fewer reports required to get a more complete view of a site and there’s no duplication of data in places where the old reports could


Toxic dumping in the UK

Power plant

The concept of nuclear waste being dumped in the UK may sound like something out of science fiction or an episode of The Simpsons, however this is in fact not a new phenomenon in the UK and the consequences may be more severe on the UK’s environment than the occasional three eyed fish. There is


Sustainable Housing from Bioregional

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Growing up in Hackbridge I was used to the “Teletubby” houses as we would call them. A brand-new set of apartments and houses, with bright multi-coloured rotating chimneys on the roof, a lot like the antennas on the Teletubbies! Although their official name is BedZED, Teletubby houses sound much nicer. The BedZED’s were a pioneer


Three new search reports from Groundsure

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Groundsure continues to move the searches market forward with an ongoing dedication to customer focused reports and is delighted to reveal three new products all launching on Monday 11th February. All of the new products incorporate the Avista report standards in terms of design, layout and navigation – helping conveyancers get to the information they


Fly tipping and abandoned waste – a new headache for Landowners

Fly tipping is on the rise. Local Government statistics continue to show increases, as has been the trend for the last five years, with over 1 million incidents reported in 2016/171. Quantities of about the ‘size of a small van’ are most commonly dumped on highways, but there are also many incidents that occur on


The UK: Palaeoclimates

Blog climate UK

Mainland UK has a varied geology, meaning no two areas of the country have identical underlying ground conditions. This is, in part, due to varying positions of the UK (in terms of latitude) and the resulting palaeoclimates and environments throughout geological time. Southern Hemisphere Cambrian lithology in the UK was deposited near the South Pole


Fast fashion and landfills

At this time of year, it’s easy to get carried away with shopping when everywhere we look there are special deals and post-Christmas sales. But it can be easy to forget about the impact that fast fashion can have on our environment. In this post, I want to explore the link between fashion and landfills