Groundsure’s Enviro Insight Report is an essential part of Environmental Consultant’s desk study. Available as PDF and raw data for GIS  

It delivers detailed and accurate information using extensive datasets, helping you to provide a definitive opinion for your clients.

Why this report?

  • Groundsure Historical Land Use Database – 7000 land use classifications

  • Includes Groundsure’s unique ordnance and military site database

  • Intelligent taxonomy and classification of risk data

  • Exclusive waste database

The Historic Land Use Database (HLUD) is the most accurate and reliable information available on the market. Our HLUD is derived from historic Ordnance Survey mapping dating back to the 1840s, scanned in at over 500dpi – setting a new industry standard.

The Enviro Insight also provides essential flood screening and geology information. Each section of the report is clearly defined and hyperlinked from the contents, plus we provide individual maps for each section for additional clarity and to simplify interpretation.

We have an in-house team of researchers, who are continually updating the Enviro Insight with latest data and terminology such as source protection zones within confined aquifers – data sets that are unique to Groundsure. Given the expected increase in deep onshore oil and gas exploration and exploitation (and the resulting need for deep groundwater sources to be protected) we included this in the Enviro Insight to provide you with even greater certainty in your opinion.

Now includes Groundsure’s unique ordnance and military site database.

What does it cover?

  • Environmental Permits, Incidents and Registers
  • Detailed active and historical landfill data from authoritative sources including the Environment Agency, British Geological Survey (BGS), Local Authorities and historical Ordnance Survey mapping
  • Current industrial site data
  • National Grid gas pipeline and electricity transmission lines
  • 1:50,000 scale BGS records for artificial, superficial and bedrock geology
  • Hydrology and Hydrogeology data including abstractions, groundwater vulnerability and groundwater source protection zones (SPZ), now with SPZ within confined aquifers
  • Designated environmentally and culturally sensitive sites including SSSIs, SPAs, SACs, Green Belt and Ancient Woodland
  • Basic flood data including EA Flood Zones, RoFRaS and groundwater
  • 1:50,000 BGS/PHE radon potential data
  • BGS natural ground subsidence data
  • Military and ordnance site data

All data is displayed on a unique map per section.


*Reliance: £10m Professional Indemnity Insurance (any one claim). Can be relied upon by all professional parties within a property transaction, first purchasers / tenants and their advisers. Please refer to Groundsure terms & conditions. Average turnaround times are 1-4 hours for sites up to 10ha. Price of £85+vat applies to sites up to 10ha.

How do I order a report?

If you already have a Groundsure account you will need to log in using your user name and password and select the product(s) you require. If you do not have a Groundsure account, one must be set up, even for single pay as you go orders. This can be done using the create an account function.

What does 'Order in Progress' mean?

Order in progress is a status we assign when your report or data is being produced. You will receive your product within the defined turnaround time. If you order states “with Groundsure”, this is because you have submitted your order with a site plan and we are working on digitising your site boundary, or because the site drawn exceeds our standard pricing options. Orders will be placed within 24 hours, and a member of the team will be in contact if we require further information. If you order states “On Hold”, this is because one of our environmental consultants has raised a query with your order. This query will have been emailed to you.

How do I download a report?

All reports will be delivered by email to the designated email address. If necessary, you are also able to include an additional email address before placing your order. However, if the file is too big for email, a download link will be emailed to you. Alternatively, you can download any report from your Order History.

How do I cancel a report?

Cancelling an order ‘in progress’ can be dealt with via your Groundsure account. If the order you wish to cancel is already complete, please contact us and the team will advise you on our cancellation policy.