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HS2 – what is the future of the scheme?

Uncertainty, misinformation and political unrest are not a new phenomenon within the United Kingdom. However, we are currently passing through particularly turbulent and uncertain times and the future of HS2 is contributing to this. This project has been inherited by three conservative prime ministers and four different conservative/ coalition governments, after it was originally devised...

National Quality Mark Scheme (NQMS) embedding in Planning Policy

Gaining planning approval for a site can be a long and resource intensive process. With austerity measures biting at local council budgets, planning teams have often been disproportionately cut[1]. This means good quality contaminated land reporting is a benefit to them as well as to the developer who is then likely to experience fewer unexpected...

Groundsure Review – Helpline service

A customer purchased a Groundsure Review report for a property which highlighted a former quarry on site with a cotton mill adjacent to the property. A historical landfill was also identified on site, extending beyond it to the east. This was noted to have accepted inert and household waste, with a last input registered in...

Savills Portfolio – Land at Stobswood

In April 2019 Groundsure were tasked with assisting Savills PLC and a land regeneration client of theirs with the sale of 16 Lots of restored land. Within the sales brochure for each Lot the Client wanted a simple environmental search from a respected provider that clearly detailed any issues (or lack thereof) that a buyer...

Groundsure appoints Ambiental Risk Analytics as a new flood data partner

Groundsure has appointed Ambiental Risk Analytics as a preferred flood risk data provider for a selection of its reports. As the global climate undergoes rapid and unprecedented changes, the importance of accurate risk reporting continues to grow. Ambiental Risk Analytics is already a global leader in this field, recognised as a trusted provider of highly...