Lay of the land: the cost of coal mining of today’s property market

Our guest writer, Paul Raglan, MD of Mining Searches UK provides here an overview of the mining industry and CON29M, and how Groundsure’s new report ticks all the CON29M boxes. The UK once played a starring role in the production of valuable materials and while the golden age of mining may long be over, the...

The UK: Palaeoclimates

Mainland UK has a varied geology, meaning no two areas of the country have identical underlying ground conditions. This is, in part, due to varying positions of the UK (in terms of latitude) and the resulting palaeoclimates and environments throughout geological time. Southern Hemisphere Cambrian lithology in the UK was deposited near the South Pole...

Cheshire Brine and salt extraction: a history

By Ceri Sansom (Environmental Manager, Groundsure) and Rebecca Paul (Chief Officer, Cheshire Brine Subsidence Board)    Cheshire has a long and fascinating history of salt extraction, which needs to be considered when developing in the area, as it can cause ground stability problems. Here we take a brief look at this history and explore the...

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...

Permafrost

Freddy Brocklehurst is an environmental consultant at Groundsure. In this blog, Freddy discusses permafrost and the effect it may have on climate change. If you have any questions or comments about this blog, you can contact the commercial consultancy team at commercial@groundsure.com. The threat of thawing permafrost to climate change As the Earth warms, climate...