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...

Why is reviewing the operational environmental risk of a site essential?

What is an operational environmental risk? An operational environmental risk is a potential threat of adverse effects on living organisms and the environment by effluents, emissions, wastes and resource depletion arising out of an organisation’s activities1,2 resulting from inadequate or failed environmental procedures, systems or policies associated with the current land use of a site....

Groundsure mining reports now delve even deeper

Since March 2020 an interpretive assessment of mine entries is included as standard in the Groundsure CON29M Official Coal Mining Search, for no extra charge. This enhancement removes the need for a costly follow-up report and potential delay to a transaction. Read on for some background to the development – and the odd mining pun,...

No longer the bridesmaid.

A bit of history to start off with… Groundsure has served data products to the environmental consultancy and assessment industry for around 14 years. However, Groundsure as a business has existed for quite a bit longer – ever since we began delivering environmental searches in 2001 and subsequently acquired our unmatched collection of historical Ordnance...

Groundsure announces new sponsorship with Professional Conferences

Groundsure is delighted to announce it is one of the official sponsors for both Residential and Commercial Professional Conferences events in 2020. The conferences, held in various locations nationwide, are designed to bring property professionals up-to-date on current issues and latest developments affecting their day-to-day practice. Michael Tobias, Founder, Professional Conferences, said: “I’m delighted to...

Groundsure’s Ceri Sansom discusses Green Data

Recently I attended the EIC Green Data conference and was hugely impressed by the progress made since last year. Last year the conference was about large quantities of inaccessible, hard to assimilate data. Everyone was grappling with how to use it. This year saw a more focused approach with presentations of usable and communicable data....

Environmental risk context for lenders and purchasers

This case study provides an interesting example highlighting how timely and pragmatic Groundsure advice can help our customers achieve a substantially better outcome. Despite physical risks at the property being identified, it was not considered that these necessitated immediate or prioritised action. However, the perception of risk between the vendor and purchaser created a situation...