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Contaminated land assessments

Contaminated land assessments

 

Contaminated land assessments

 

agb Environmental specialises in environmental management advice and can undertake contaminated land assessments for clients.

Contaminated land assessments are required to meet the needs of local authorities before a planning application can be successful. These contaminated land assessments are handled by our expert team of specialists, who have a wide range of experience communicating with Local Authorities, regulatory bodies, he NHBC, and the Environment Agency.

The agb team can apply a variety of contaminated land assessments to suit the site needs. With specialists employed in remediation, site investigations, desk studies and validation. agb Environmental can provide comprehensive reports for all parties.

With a team of in-house specialists, agb Environmental carries out all aspects of contaminated land assessments ensuring your project meets regulator expectations. Catering for a range of contaminated land site investigations using exsitu and insitu techniques including cable percussive borehole drilling, standard penetrometer tests, cone penetrometer, dynamic probing and soakaway tests, agb take a thorough approach to contaminated land assessments, with optimum analysis and minimum interruption. Our certified contaminated soil laboratories provide comprehensive analysis to support our contaminated land assessments.

Also providing geotechnical assessments such as existing foundation inspection, bearing capacity and laboratory analysis that is certified for the contaminated land assessments, plus geotechnical interpretation.

Highly experienced in contaminated land assessments, with past clients including architects, building surveyors, civil and structural engineers, building surveyors, planning consultants, developers and the public sector. We have also carried out contaminated land assessments for projects in petrol stations, landfills, gas works and schools.

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Ground Investigation Techniques

Ground Investigation Techniques – Trial Pits

Ground investigation techniques vary depending on the objectives of the investigation, the strata, and logistical factors such as access. To assist with understanding what factors contribute to the decision on which technique to use, we have prepared a briefing note on the use of trial pits.

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Dynamic Sampling

Ground Investigation Techniques – Dynamic Sampling

Ground investigation techniques vary depending on the objectives of the investigation, the strata, and logistical factors such as access. To assist with understanding what factors contribute to the decision on which technique to use, we have prepared a briefing note on the use of dynamic sampling techniques.

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contaminated land

Contaminated Land: The Phase 1 Desk Study

The contaminated land assessment process enables the developer to demonstrate that the site is safe and suitable for the proposed use. This is achieved through the planning system, at application stage, and through relevant planning conditions.

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Local Authorities to Use CPNs to Tackle Knotweed

The danger Japanese Knotweed poses to biodiversity has been well publicised, and now a change to the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act gives regulatory powers the right to fine those who refuse to act upon knotweed infestations. Inaccurate reports have stated ASBOs could be given to homeowners failing to control the spread of Japanese Knotweed, however the fine (that could be up to £2500) would be part of a new system that differentiates criminal behaviour orders, and ASBOS, from the protection of places.

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Government Encourages Building On Smaller Brownfield Sites

In a recent parliamentary statement, the Government has encouraged the redevelopment of Brownfield sites by agreeing that small housing plots on this type of land will no longer be subject to obligation. A potential hazard due to its former industrial and commercial uses, Brownfield sites may be contaminated by low concentrations of waste or pollutions however do have the potential to be reused once cleansed.

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tree survey

Roosting bats, nesting birds and tree works

You’ve had your tree survey done. You’ve got permission from the Council to prune or remove trees. Nothing to stop you getting on with the job now, surely?

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