Grave danger – Cemeteries as a source of groundwater pollution

Halloween is nearly upon us, and bringing with it thoughts of ghosts, skeletons and spooky cemeteries. Graveyards have long been considered scary places thanks to the corpses beneath our feet, but probably not because of the contamination risk they can pose to groundwater. A body might seem harmless (zombies excepted), but for those of us...

National Quality Mark Scheme (NQMS) embedding in Planning Policy

Gaining planning approval for a site can be a long and resource intensive process. With austerity measures biting at local council budgets, planning teams have often been disproportionately cut[1]. This means good quality contaminated land reporting is a benefit to them as well as to the developer who is then likely to experience fewer unexpected...

Groundsure Review – Helpline service

A customer purchased a Groundsure Review report for a property which highlighted a former quarry on site with a cotton mill adjacent to the property. A historical landfill was also identified on site, extending beyond it to the east. This was noted to have accepted inert and household waste, with a last input registered in...

Savills Portfolio – Land at Stobswood

In April 2019 Groundsure were tasked with assisting Savills PLC and a land regeneration client of theirs with the sale of 16 Lots of restored land. Within the sales brochure for each Lot the Client wanted a simple environmental search from a respected provider that clearly detailed any issues (or lack thereof) that a buyer...