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Why ordnance sites are often not on the Ordnance Survey

Ironically one land use which has often been absent from Ordnance Survey maps is the location of ordnance and military related sites. The OS started its life as an aid to military planning during the Jacobite Rising in 1745, and later developed in response to the French Revolution, but the potential usefulness of maps showing...

Give us your feedback on groundsure.io to win £500

If you are interested in spending an hour of your time with us in your own office, to help build the environmental consultants’ tool of the future then please get in touch. As a thank you for your time, you will be added into a prize draw for the chance to win £500 worth of...

Brownfield Sites: A Wildlife Haven

In this blog, Kate Bannigan, an Environmental Consultant at Groundsure, explores brownfield sites and discusses why they should be incorporated into urban development What are brownfield sites? The United Kingdom’s long industrial past has left behind an estimated 65,760 hectares of ‘derelict and underused’ (Oliver et al., 2005) previous industrial sites, often located in or...

A Change in Direction for Historic Rights of Way?

In this blog, Sarah Gathergood, Deputy Residential Consultancy Manager at Groundsure, explores historic rights of way and why, by 2026, some may be lost forever. Time is ticking for our historic rights of way. Any pre-1949 footpaths, bridleways or byways that are not recorded on the legal definitive map(1) by 2026 may be lost forever....

Major enhancements to Avista

Avista is the most comprehensive environmental search report available. Click here to find out more information about Avista. Groundsure is pleased to reveal major enhancements to the award-winning Avista report. The most comprehensive environmental search report available now includes more in-depth transportation data, providing even more invaluable information at no extra cost. Avista continues to...

Groundsure Statement – GDPR

  At Groundsure we’re not only committed to providing you with award-winning location intelligence, that empowers your business and the decisions you make, but we’re also dedicated to constantly improving our own performance, particularly in the digital economy. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on May 25th 2018, governing how personal data...

Groundsure.io – free? Why on Earth would we do that?

For a long time the notice read that it was to be decommissioned. Then, following a Defra ministerial request in September last year which raised concerns from users, a short stay of execution was earned. But now finally, the much used if not completely loved What’s In Your Backyard (WIYBY) site from the Environment Agency...

Bridge of Earn

A Bridge of Earn residential development is under threat of being demolished as a result of a breach of planning conditions. Residents on the development, built by Maplewood Developments, have all received letters from Perth and Kinross Council advising them not to use their gardens whilst council officials prepare to investigate whether the properties are...