The reducing landfill capacity in the UK

In this blog, Geoff Eyre-Walker takes a look at the reducing landfill capacity in the UK, what still needs to be done and what the future holds. If you have any questions about this blog or would like to find out more, please contact info@groundsure.com. Landfill decline in the UK Landfill has been the conventional...

Groundsure reveals new commercial search reports

  Revealed: the new Groundsure reports that will revolutionise commercial property transactions  Groundsure is delighted to reveal that following an extensive programme of property lawyer and environmental lawyer led product and market research, the redesigned and enhanced Review and Screening commercial search reports are now available.   Groundsure Review – Expert geo-risk analysis and transaction-led advisory...

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...

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...

How is Groundsure Moving Searches Forward

  Groundsure is moving searches forward with a clearer focus on accuracy, simplicity and risk analysis in its new residential search report portfolio for UK conveyancers and homebuyers.   Groundsure, a leading authority on environmental risks in the UK, has launched a series of new and improved residential search reports as part of its moving...

Pollution incidents

Sarah Gathergood is an environmental consultant at Groundsure. In this blog, Sarah discusses pollution incidents and how they may affect you. If you have any questions or comments about this blog, you can contact the residential consultancy team at residential@groundsure.com Although written sometime around the 1950s, Tom Lehrer’s comedic song ‘Pollution’ still rings true in today’s world....

Rubbish dumps

Kate Goodall is the Commercial Consultancy Manager at Groundsure. In this blog, Kate takes a look at ancient landfill sites and the insight they can provide on ancient life. If you have any comments on questions about this blog, you can contact the commercial consultancy team at commercial@groundsure.com. Rubbish dumps, refuse heaps, landfill sites – nothing...

Coastal Landfills

Cristina Ortega and Emma Preston are environmental consultants at Groundsure. In this blog, they take a look at landfill sites that have been located near to the coast. If you have any comments or questions about this blog, please contact cristina.ortega@groundsure.com We already know that landfills are particularly harmful to the environment and, amongst other issues,...