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Will HS2 have the ‘Crossrail effect’ for property prices near stations?

It’s likely there will be some kind of uplift for properties in the vicinity of HS2 hubs and stations. However I would think it unlikely that the effect would be so pronounced as the 30-60% uplift reported around Crossrail stations, given that Crossrail is opening up easy commuting in the very heated London property market....

No longer the bridesmaid.

A bit of history to start off with… Groundsure has served data products to the environmental consultancy and assessment industry for around 14 years. However, Groundsure as a business has existed for quite a bit longer – ever since we began delivering environmental searches in 2001 and subsequently acquired our unmatched collection of historical Ordnance...

Air pollution on the London Underground: The effects and what is being done

Air pollution in the London Underground Air pollution has experienced an upturn in topicality recently, due to attention provoked by the introduction of the Ultra-Low Emission Zone policy by the London Mayoral administration and that the Supreme Court ruling three times last decade (2015, 2016, 2018) that the UK Government is in breach of EU...

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...