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Old gas works, new pollution

Brighton is famous for lots of things but surfing is not one. The surf in Brighton is small and infrequent however that does not mean there is a void of impassioned surfers wanting to get in the water at every opportunity. After a long lockdown, the first really swell and surfable waves came to Brighton...

Are we really escaping to the country?

There has been a lot of speculation1, 2, 3 that the COVID-19 pandemic is leading to a reshaping of the property market, as it shifts away from the focus on cities and commuter belts, and moves towards more rural locations as people have proved quite conclusively that their job does not require them to be...

The importance of accurate coastal erosion data

Groundsure GeoRisk reports utilise and visualise the latest National Coastal Erosion Risk Mapping (NCERM) from the Environment Agency and National Resources Wales to show exactly which areas will be at risk in both the scenario where local coastal defences are funded and maintained and additionally if defences were not present, or unfunded and abandoned (a...

Groundsure launches GeoRisk and GeoRisk +

Mining and stability covered in every transaction – why take the risk? Groundsure is delighted to announce the launch (on Monday 7th September) of a new suite of ground stability and mining reports:    and    Created with Mining Searches UK (MSUK) – which Groundsure acquired in January this year – GeoRisk was developed following...

How is 3D Imagery used by the experts at Mining Searches UK

Mining Searches UK are the leading specialist in mining site investigation and reporting. We are continually innovating to ensure we can provide the most robust assessment for our clients. On a recent site, Gwallon Keas (200 house development) for Devonshire Homes, we have been using innovative 3D CAD plans for our site assessment. Take up...

The coal mining legacy lives on

The story starts around  360 million years ago in the Carboniferous period when dead plant matter in former wetlands, now known also as coal forests, decayed, accumulating enormous deposits of peat, which over time,  changed to coal.  Fast forward to 12,000 years ago and we see the earliest evidence of coal extraction, but it wasn’t...