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Christmas flooding and its effect on Groundwater

The Friday before Christmas is one of the busiest travel days of the year as hundreds of thousands of people frantically try and return home with bags full of presents and minds full of Christmas cheer. However, this festive season, this annual migration was disrupted because of excessive flooding which hit Sussex and the South...

A day with Humphries Kirk Solicitors

I have been working as an Environmental Consultant at Groundsure since 2015. My role consists of looking at environmental data and assessing the potential contaminated land liability in relation to residential and commercial property transactions. As Consultants, we look at approximately 200 historical maps a day and multiple data sets including those for landfills, permits...

Groundsure’s Ceri Sansom discusses Green Data

Recently I attended the EIC Green Data conference and was hugely impressed by the progress made since last year. Last year the conference was about large quantities of inaccessible, hard to assimilate data. Everyone was grappling with how to use it. This year saw a more focused approach with presentations of usable and communicable data....

A day with Mayo Wynne Baxter Solicitors

For customer day this year, I visited the Lewes office of Mayo Wynne Baxter Solicitors, Lewes. Whilst I was aware that they purchased residential reports from Groundsure, my main awareness of the brand (as with most things in my life) was associated with sport. They always seemed to support the local teams with hoardings inevitably...

Climate change is pouring down

As the global climate undergoes rapid and unprecedented changes, the frequency and severity of flood events in the United Kingdom are due to increase. In the first two weeks of November 2019, the UK received a huge deluge of rain, which resulted in widespread river and surface water flooding. Subsequently, the Environment Agency (EA) issued...

Himalayan Balsam, the lesser known invasive non-native species in the UK

Japanese knotweed has risen in prominence recently, you may have even read my 2018 blog post on the subject), it is often maligned by solicitors, surveyors and lenders as public enemy number one, and still regularly sees articles written in the mainstream media eg, The Telegraph (2019), The Independent (2019) and The Express (2019). However,...

A day with Ordnance Survey

The Groundsure team gathered at Brighton station at 6:30am on a sunny Wednesday morning. Coffee and breakfast pastries purchased, we were ready to board our train to Southampton where we would be spending the day with James MacTavish at Ordnance Survey (OS), as part of Groundsure’s Customer Day programme. Upon arrival at the OS building...

Agricultural Animal Diseases

The UK has a long history of intensive production and farming. In fact, farming is the UK’s largest manufacturing sector, which contributes almost £122 billion to the country’s economy while providing 61% of the food eaten in the UK1. With farming being such big business it is not surprising that farmers along with the government...