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STL Group expands portfolio with drainage due diligence searches

STL Group, one of the UK’s largest property search companies, has expanded its commercial reports range to include GeoSmart SuDSmart report range. Earlier last year, GeoSmart released its Sustainable Drainage System (SuDS) suitability map, identifying […]
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CPD webinar: An introduction to Flood Risk Assessments – 1 Feb ’17

Join our webinar: An introduction to Flood Risk Assessments (FRAs) for property professionals 1 February 2017, 3:00pm-4:00pm (UK time). Who should sign up Property developers, planners, architects – anyone involved in the process of property […]
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tmgroup partners with GeoSmart to offer drainage due diligence

GeoSmart Information continues to expand its growth of drainage reports into the legal market. Earlier this year we published the Sustainable Drainage System (SuDS) suitability map for England & Wales and this data is now […]
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CPD Webinar: Contaminated Land – 18 Jan ’17

Join our webinar: Contaminated Land – Impacts and implications on property and development 18 January 3pm-4pm (UK time). Who should sign up Property developers, planners, architects – anyone involved in the process of property transactions, […]
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Christmas and New Year opening hours 2016/17

This Christmas and New Year: Shrewsbury office – closed from 24 Dec until 3 Jan 2017. Bristol office – closed from 24 Dec until 3 Jan 2017. Warmest Season’s Greetings and best wishes for 2017 […]
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GeoSmart reveals extent of groundwater flood risk to property

The environmental reports and data specialist explains how groundwater flooding causes more damage to property, but is the least understood. GeoSmart Information has launched an important new guide that shows the threat from groundwater flooding […]
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Autumn Statement – building a country for everyone

Philip Hammond’s first Autumn Statement was focused around house building, infrastructure and closing the productivity gap. The Home Builders Fund pledged just last month has just been effectively doubled in an attempt to unlock economic […]
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CPD webinar: Understanding SuDS for property professionals – 17 Jan ’17

Join our webinar: Understanding SuDS for property professionals 17 January 2017, 3:30pm-4:30pm (UK time). Who should sign up Property developers, planners, architects, commercial property lawyers – anyone involved in the process of property transactions, management […]
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Options for SuDS – Managing the Flow

Different ground conditions reveal different underlying geology and site history, including past quarrying or made ground. When considering a site for potential development, often very local and variable conditions mean that surface water must be […]
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Meet the team – Lisa

Lisa Davies is our Operations Manager and has been with GeoSmart since the very beginning! What’s your background and experience before joining GeoSmart? I previously worked for our sister company ESI, as an environmental consultant […]
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High Court supports Council sustainable drainage conditions on planning permission

The Court of Appeal has recently dismissed an application for judicial review of a local planning authority’s decision to approve a drainage scheme. The Council required the developer to meet “sustainable drainage principles” and imposed […]
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Flood Risk Guide

Whilst well understood, flooding has many faces and large amounts of complex planning guidance. Here’s a handy flood risk guide to help you design your scheme alongside your client and with flood risk in mind: […]
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Sustainable Drainage – A Tightening Regime Requiring Duty of Care

The Flood and Water Management Act of 2010 sought to enshrine Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) and national standards for drainage across both new and existing property. This was replaced by the National Planning Policy Framework […]
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Climate Change and UK Infrastructure: “A Cascade of Risks”

In a 2,000-page report, the Climate Change Committee outlines clearly that the UK is ill-prepared for the impact of long term climate change on our communities. Critical infrastructure could be destroyed by flooding, while soil […]
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Environmental Audit Committee Report: More Sustainable, long term strategy needed by Government

Largely unnoticed thanks to a media dominated by the EU Referendum, The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has published a report finding that the Government is failing to protect communities at risk of flooding. The Government’s […]
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Understand new Guidance to protect your clients, warns leading drainage Barrister

Commercial lawyers gathered in the newly refurbished Salters’ Hall in Central London on 9th June to find about Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS), their priority within the latest drainage guidance and the implications for their clients’ […]
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