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GeoSmart case studies

Case studies

Below are a series of case studies, designed to give you a flavour of how clients have used our reports, and an understanding of how we approach projects in order to address your individual requirements.

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EnviroSmart

phase 1 - case study - new farm200x200Phase 1 Desk Study and Site Walkover Survey for a New Farm

We were commissioned to undertake an EnviroSmart Plus report to support a future planning application for a new cattle farm and farmhouse.
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Phase 1 desk based studyPhase 1 Study for a Change of Use from Retail Premises to Residential

We undertook an EnviroSmart Report to support a planning application to redevelop a retail premises into residential development.
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Agricultural BuildingsPhase 1 to support prior approval application

We were commissioned to undertake an EnviroSmart Plus report to support a Prior approval application to convert an agricultural barn to residential use.
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Geo-hazard AssessmentMixed use Land Assessment – Manchester

We were commissioned to undertake an EnviroSmart Report  by a private developer in Manchester to identify any geo-environmental issues and provide a better understanding of risks with the site. Read more…

Phase 1Phase 1 Study for Dwelling in Garden – Reading

We were instructed to undertake an EnviroSmart Report by a private developer to satisfy a planning condition for the development of a residential dwelling within the garden of an existing property.  Read more…

Phase 1Phase 1 Study for a Change of Use from Commercial to Residential Property

We were commissioned to undertake an EnviroSmart Report to satisfy a condition imposed by the local planning authority. The scope of the application was a change of use from commercial to residential property. Read more…

Phase 1Phase 1 Desk Study for a Former Public House

We undertook an EnviroSmart Report to address the requirements for a pre-planning application for a proposed development of a former public house into a nursing care facility. Potential risks to controlled waters and future users of the site were identified and qualified. Read more…

Phase 1Phase 1 Desk Study for Car Showroom

We undertook an EnviroSmart Report to address planning requirements for the conversion of a car show room into residential dwellings. Consultation between ourselves and the regulators proved invaluable in clarifying the historical use of the site and the associated risk to future occupants. Read more…

Agricultural buildingsPhase 1 Desk Study and Site Walkover Survey for Agricultural Building Conversion

We undertook an EnviroSmart Plus Report to address requirements for the permitted development of converting an existing agricultural barn into a residential dwelling. Read more…

Haulage YardConversion of a Former Haulage Yard

We undertook a bespoke Phase 1 Desk Study to address planning requirements for the conversion of a former haulage yard to form a residential static caravan site.  Read more…

FRA WorcsDemolition and Replacement Scheme After Flood Damage – Worcestershire

 We were commissioned to complete a complex investigation requiring a combined EnviroSmart Plus and FloodSmart Pro Report. The objective of the assessments were to support our client by addressing a condition of planning which was attached to their application. Read more…

FloodSmart

Flood Risk AssessmentFlood Risk: Mixed Use Development

We were asked to assess the potential significance of flood risk to a mixed use (commercial and residential) development.
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floodCoastal Flood Risk Assessment – Grimsby

We were instructed to assess the nature and potential significance of coastal flood risk to land upon which a group of residential houses was proposed.
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floodFlood Risk: Development Proposal on Former Farmland – Shropshire

We were asked to assess the potential significance of flood risk to land upon which a two house residential development was being proposed on a site formerly used as a battery hen farm. Read more…

Requiring developmentFlood Risk: Change of Use in a London Flood Zone

We were asked to assess the potential significance of flood risk to a building which was being converted from commercial use to a more sensitive end use in London. The site was located in flood zone 3, close to the River Thames and the Grand Surrey Canal. Read more…

ThamesFlood Risk: New Dwelling Near River Thames

We were instructed on behalf of a client to assess the nature and potential significance of flood risk to land near the River Thames, upon which a new residential dwelling was being proposed. Read more…

ThamesFlood Risk: Three House Development needing engagement with the Regulator

We were asked to assess the nature and potential significance of flood risk to land upon which a three house residential development was being proposed in north London. Read more…

floodGroundwater Flood Risk: Site Acquisition

We undertook a FloodSmart GW Plus Report in 5 working days, allowing informed decisions to be made regarding the acquisition.
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floodGroundwater Flood Risk:  Sale of a 18th Century property

We were commissioned to undertake a FloodSmart GW Plus report to investigate the cause of groundwater ingress on the site of a large eighteenth-century house.
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floodGroundwater Screening Assessment for a New Build

A FloodSmart GW Report was delivered to a client within 24 hours of the order being placed. Our cost effective report reassured the client that although the site was at moderate risk of groundwater flooding. Read more…

SuDSmart

Sustainable Drainage Assessment for a large scale development for over 30 residential unitsSustainable Drainage Assessment for a large scale development for over 30 residential units

We were tasked with assessing the drainage implications of a 2 hectare Site in Herefordshire and providing amenity benefits through the use of SuDS. Read more…

HanthorpeSuDS Assessment for a Commercial Home-Builder

We were asked to produce a SuDSmart Plus Report to assess how the development of greenfield land into residential properties may impact the flood risk to off-site receptors as a result of the increase in surface water runoff generated. Read more…

SuDSSustainable Drainage (SuDS) Assessment for a Business Park – Berkshire

We were asked to assist in gaining planning permission for a new building development at a business park in Berkshire. Our consultants provided a cost-effective SuDSmart Plus Report that assessed the potential for the disposal of excess surface water through a sustainable drainage (SuDS) scheme. Read more…

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