Weighing up Contaminated Land risks versus Flooding and Subsidence

As property lawyers will know, contaminated land can give rise to a range of liabilities and unexpected costs, whether they relate to human health, land, buildings, businesses, or the wider environment. The statute that has attracted most attention since it was brought into force over 20 years ago is Part IIA of the Environmental Protection...

Contaminated Land: A Part 2A designated site and how it is managed

In the first of a special two part blog, we will review the contaminated land regime and how Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 has been managed in practice, through the lens of some specific examples. It highlights how the noble intentions of rooting out the worst offenders has been blunted over time...

Groundsure supporting African humanitarian aid relief through Hot Mapping

We have once again supported the global hot mapping initiative with some of our data, consultancy and GIS teams involved in help map some critical features to support vital humanitarian aid across the world. HOT mapping is collaboration mapping reaching those in need through maps, using OpenStreetMap as a base for all projects. While it...

York: Clay Pits and Climate Change – Mapping the Risks

Yorkshire has a long and proud coal mining history, but it has played host to a far wider range of other mining and excavation. The city of York sits within a vale of glacial gravels, sands and clays that has proved to be rich pickings to equip the urbanisation and industrialisation of the major population...

Women in Residential Property: Why we are Proud to Support.

Groundsure has been a proud sponsor of Women in Residential Property (WIRP) since 2018. In this blog, our Events and Communications Specialist, Celia Candebat, reviews some of the important discussions and benefits that this thriving business network has to offer and shares her personal thoughts on being a committee member. WIRP is an invaluable network...

Property at Risk from Norwich’s Hidden Chalk Mining Legacy

Mining in Norfolk’s county town is suggested to date back as early as the 12th Century. However, across the county, there is clear evidence of mineral extraction dating back over 5000 years. In this latest case study examining major cities and the impacts of non-coal mineral mining, we look at how chalk has shaped the...