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Contaminated Land - Desktop Study

posted 17 Jan 2014, 08:35 by Unknown user   [ updated 20 Jan 2014, 03:07 ]
Stansted Environmental Services specialise in providing commercial solutions for contaminated land conditions for residential and commercial developments.

Contaminated Land investigations are typically carried out in a phased approach. 

Where land contamination is suspected, the minimum requirement must be a “Phase 1 Study” (desktop study, site walkover and initial risk assessment, carried out by a competent and appropriately qualified person). 

Phase 1 land contamination reports: To support Planning applications
SES provides Phase 1 contaminated land desk studies primarily to meet the needs of the planning conditions issued by a local authority. A Phase 1 desk study is often requested by the authority’s contaminated land officer during the planning application stage as in their opinion there is a potential risk to human health.Our phase 1 desk study has been designed to provide the best value approach to meeting and satisfying planning conditions and ensuring that you or your clients are not at risk.

Phase 1 land contamination reports: reports prior to land and property purchase
When purchasing property and land either privately or commercially there is a risk that any site that has had prior development may have land quality legacy issues. By commissioning SES to undertake a Phase 1 land quality desk study any issues that might exist and a purchaser could become liable for can be understood. In a worse case scenario, a buyer make take on the responsibilities for land remediation where contamination exists. Remediation costs could potentially be greater than the purchase price.

To discuss your requirements call today on 01279 873354 or email