Are you buying, selling or developing a bit of land in the UK? In all probability there will be clause in a planning condition to undertake a contaminated land assessment as part of the planning process. Underlying this request from your Local Authority Planning Department are several regulations and guidelines that provide the basis for their request.
To put it simply, a Phase 1 is the first step, as shown below, in providing enough information to understand the potential risk that might exist from contaminated land (which also includes water) on or next to your property and provide the basis for any subsequent steps. Managing risks is a key to limiting your exposure to liability and potential costs
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A friendly guide to site investigations
Have you been asked by your local planners or funders to undertake a site environmental survey, including intrusive investigation where necessary, to establish any environmental risks that may exist on your site? This guide will help.Check it out