According to figures published by the Homes and Communities Agency, thousands of new homes could be built on brownfield land available for development. Within the report, the Government reveals new plans to use 90% of brownfield land for housing by 2020, paving the way for up to 200,000 new homes that are desperately needed.
agb Environmental would like to remind clients that discovering contamination late into the development process can not only mean costly remediation but also put site users and workers at risk. In this case, a Phase 1 Contaminated Land Desk Study would have identified the risks, allowing site investigations and appropriate project planning to take place…
Lead is known to be a toxic substance that, if found on your development, will require appropriate risk assessment and potentially remediation and validation.
Over the years agb Environmental has helped many clients to develop the land near, and on, former landfill sites. Click through to read our guide to building near landfills safely and successfully.
The prospect of needing a Phase 1 Contaminated Land Desk Study can seem daunting with such a variety of services on the market. agb Environmental clears some of the smoke surrounding the surveys.