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Giant crater opens on one of the busiest roads of central Manchester

A 40ft-deep crater has appeared in middle of Mancunian Way blocking a major route around the city centre. The sinkhole opened up around midday on Friday 14th August in central Manchester after torrential rain hit the city, with almost half of August’s rain falling in only 6 hours(1). United Utilities said the section of Mancunian...

Environmental impacts of Agricultural land uses

What are the Environmental Impacts associated with Agricultural Land uses in the UK? This is the first instalment in a series of blog posts which will identify and evaluate the typical environmental impacts associated with day to day farm processes. To sheep dip or not to sheep dip? Figure 1: Image captured in September 2015....

Radon in the workplace – Are your employees at risk?

Radon in the workplace, such as basements, mines and utility industry service ducts, can have significant levels of radon. However, all workplaces such as schools, offices and care homes can be affected by high levels of radon. Legislation has been put in place to ensure that the risk from radon to employees is reduced1. The...

Tidal Energy

Tidal energy has the potential to provide a reliable and predictable source of clean green energy to the UK. The world’s tides are controlled by a complex but predictable relationship between the position of the moon and the sun producing a gravitational pull on the Earth’s oceans, combined with the effect of the wind and...

Fracking rules enshrined in law

The Infrastructure Act 2015 came into force on 12 February. Shale gas developers now have a statutory right of underground drilling under people’s land without permission. Keith Davidson at ELM Law looks at the options for landowners who are concerned about the impact of fracking. Protecting property assets Since fracking is still an emerging technique,...

St Albans’ Sinkhole Reason ‘Unearthed’?

Following the news story about the large sinkhole that opened in a residential estate in St Albans, our Research team at Groundsure have done some investigative work and found that this area was formerly used as pits for the extraction of clay for the London Brick Company. This analysis was undertaken using historical Ordnance Survey...

Groundsure supports Charity Search Pack

Groundsure is delighted to support Searches UK’s Charity Search Pack Throughout October to the end of December 2015, Searches UK will donate 20% of the profits made from their Charity Search Pack to the Rockinghorse Children’s Charity.* The Charity Search Pack includes a Groundsure Planning Search, a Personal Local Authority Search, Official Drainage and Water...

Property sales higher in flood risk areas

5.4% more transactions than national average in high-risk areas Areas with high flood risk* saw 5.4% more property transactions than the UK average since 2013, according to new research released today from Groundsure. Groundsure used Land Registry and Environment Agency data in order to compare levels of property activity within river and coastal flood risk...

Update to Groundsure Energy Reports

We’ve made some changes to our Energy reports following an important announcement from the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), earlier this week. On the 18th August, Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), announced the first tranche of new licences which will be offered to companies to explore for Gas/Oil/Shale gas/Coalbed Methane. 27 licences have been offered...