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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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Winter offer! Save money on selected EnviroSmart Reports

Save £50 on either our EnviroSmart or EnviroSmart Plus Reports until 16 December 2016. EnviroSmart     (Phase 1 Desk Study)    Was £445    Now £395* EnviroSmart Plus     (Phase 1 Desk Study with Walkover)    Was £795   […]
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GeoSmart accompanies Baroness Parminter to inspect SuDS in action

We were delighted to accompany Baroness Parminter, Liberal Democrat Peer and spokesperson for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, to see SuDS in action on a new development in Gloucestershire last week. Our Innovation Director, Dr […]
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Webinar: Towards improved SuDS assessments – 29 Nov 16

Join our webinar: Towards improved SuDS assessments – a discussion forum for LLFAs to promote successful outcomes in planning applications 29 November 2016, 3pm-4pm (UK time) Who should sign up This webinar is designed for […]
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Greater support for SuDS welcomed, but more holistic flood modelling required

Our Managing Director, Stuart Pearce responds to the recommendations in today’s EFRA Commons Committee Report on Future Flood Prevention. A third report on flood risk management this year has called for the most radical reform […]
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Landmark Information Group enhance flood risk analysis with GeoSmart’s 5m groundwater dataset

The leading environmental data provider continues its successful partnership to provide improved insight for property professionals and consultants. GeoSmart Information and Landmark Information Group have signed a new agreement to offer more detail on groundwater […]
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SuDS – working effectively with London Planning Authorities – 3 Nov

Essential free CPD seminar on managing Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) conditions in the planning process. Thursday 3 November, Urban Innovation Centre, London, EC1R 0BE. London Planning Authorities are increasingly focused on minimising surface flood risk […]
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Using Open Data from the Environment Agency

Our GWFlood groundwater flood forecast service combines modelling with open data from the Environment Agency. In a recent blog for Defra Digital, our Chairman Mark Fermor explained: what our groundwater flood forecast service is; how […]
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The hidden risk with basement conversions

Recent research from Direct Line Insurance has found that 75% of all applications for basement conversions in the UK are for properties in the capital. While this may not be a surprise due to land […]
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CIWEM report – case for stronger SuDS legislation

The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) have published new research urging the government to ensure that new housing developments include sustainable drainage systems (SuDS), as […]
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Homes built on flood plains – needs must be balanced by risk

The UK’s population is set to grow by around another 10million people over the next 25 years, with the South and East of the country seeing most demand. In a region of extensive river and […]
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Starter Homes Initiative – £7billion to build on brownfield land

The government has announced a clear New Year’s resolution to unlock £7billion to expand its government’s affordable housing programme. Housing providers can now apply for a share of the fund, which was allocated an additional […]
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Groundwater flooding and infrastructure – up to a 1/4 of critical sites at risk

Last week, we revealed the hidden cost of groundwater to the English economy in terms of damage to property – some £530million a year. Groundwater flooding impacts an estimated 424,000 properties, many of them who […]
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Meet the team – Mike

Mike Piotrowski joined GeoSmart Information in January 2016 as a Report Manager, responsible for FloodSmart and SuDSmart reports. What’s your background and experience before joining GeoSmart? I previously worked for an Environmental Consultancy Group in […]
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1 million plus homes can be delivered on brownfield land

New research published by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), incorporating data from the brownfield register, has claimed that sites across England can provide at least 1.1 million new homes. CPRE studied the findings […]
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