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Trees: A Contentious Issue

Whether removal or retention of trees is preferred, developers must remain aware of the ways in which to work with these ‘material constraints’. Tree considerations are a vital part of the planning process. The Local Planning Authority (LPA) may require that the best trees be retained within any development. The British Standard BS 5837:2012 provides…

Contaminated Soils Found At School

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…

Validating Gas Membranes

Gas proof resistant membranes are installed to provide protection against harmful ground gases, including; methane, carbon dioxide, volatiles, hydrogen sulphide, carbon monoxide and radon gas, from being drawn into buildings by the pressure difference that exists between the inside and outside. These gases can accumulate to dangerous concentrations and should therefore be prevented from effecting…

Updates To Brownfield Sites

Due to the UK’s chronic housing shortage, the government has made it clear that brownfield sites shall be made easier to build upon for developers. As experts in understanding how to overcome the challenges posed by brownfield sites, including contaminated land and flood risk, agb Environmental are on hand to help developers take advantage of…