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Brick works, clay pits and quarries: A Cardiff case study

Would you be surprised if we told you that 21.11% of all properties in Cardiff lie within our non-coal alert area? The city of Cardiff has undergone enormous transformation in recent decades and it is easy to miss the risk posed by historic mining legacy, given the extent of residential development and commercial expansion. But...

Secret tunnels: Doors to a hidden realm

Humans are tunneling animals, we may not think we are but we are. We tunnel deeper, further and wider than any other animal. Furthermore, our tunneling systems are complex and unlike anything else in the world. Historical tunneling networks are all around us, they carry water, vehicles and ourselves. We have dug through mountains, under...

Ardwick lime works: A Manchester case study

Would you be surprised if we told you that more properties are at risk from non-coal mining activity in Greater Manchester than from former coal mines? In 2020, Manchester was home to over half a million people, a function of the boom the city has experienced  since the industrial revolution. It boasts the UK’s first...

Redcliffe sandstones caves: A Bristol case study

Did you know that over 170,000 properties within Bristol are potentially at risk from non-coal mining activity? That’s more than properties at risk from former coal activity. The Redcliffe Caves may slip under the radar for those considering potential risks from historic mining legacy. Download case study Download our new case study to find out...

Understanding non-coal mining property risks

What if we told you that we hold over 8 Million data points about past potential mining activity that could affect land and property – and these were all in addition to coal mining – would that make you take a fresh look at non-coal mining risk to your clients? We are delighted to present...

Regulator and Landfill Operator told to Improve in Key Judgement

Campaigners, Stop the Stink, have won their High Court case against the Environment Agency (EA) and Walley Quarry Ltd in Silverdale near Newcastle-under-Lyme, proving it to be a source of noxious gases including hydrogen sulphide (H2S) that has directly harmed the local community.  The Judge, Mr Justice Fordham ruled that the gases had the potential...

Groundsure Thames Cruise 2021 – It’s good to be back!

On Thursday 9th September, we celebrated our 20th anniversary with customers and friends on our annual Thames Cruise. It was lovely catching up with everyone after such a long time! Thank you everyone for joining us, for all the laughs and a brilliant event! And thank you to the Conveyancing Association for their support. Here...