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What is a Drainage Strategy for Planning Applications?

In our last post, “What is drainage assessment”, we considered the main factors that could affect drainage on a proposed site that would need initial risk assessment to inform a more detailed approach to the […]
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What is a Drainage Assessment?

Every planning application needs a drainage assessment. These vary considerably between Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) and depend on the proposed size of the development, as well as the sensitivity of the local environment and topography […]
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Government Backed Funds to Unlock Brownfield Land Opportunity

Brownfield Land presents a significant opportunity for developers. It is favoured in local plans as priority areas for new build, it revitalises urban centres and prevents sprawl.  But there is also the potential risk of […]
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GeoSmart Extends Groundwater Flood Forecast Service to Flood Forecasting Centre for 3 More Years

GeoSmart Information, the innovative environmental reports and data business, has announced that it has agreed a new contract to provide the Flood Forecasting Centre with groundwater flood forecast alerts through to Winter 2020/2021. The Flood […]
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What is a Phase 1 Contaminated Land Risk Assessment?

Contaminated land contains substances that are actually or potentially hazardous to health or the environment. A contaminated land risk assessment is used to evaluate the potential for these to substances to cause harm or damage, […]
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What are the Stages of a Contaminated Land Risk Assessment?

Contaminated land risk assessment generally follows a phased approach. The investigation and remediation process is usually split into four separate phases or stages: Phase 1 – Desk Study and Site Survey A preliminary risk assessment […]
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NPPF Revision: Better Designed Homes, More Sustainable Impact

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) has been revised by the government. It is designed to give Councils the authority to challenge poor quality and unattractive development. They seek to get homes built in the […]
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Sewers for Adoption: SuDS at the Heart of New Development

Water UK has just released the 8th edition of Sewers for Adoption, providing clearer guidance for developers on what Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) can be adopted. Its publication marks a significant moment in the history […]
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