New construction developments are now required to undergo a Phase 1 desktop environmental study. This is usually specified as a planning condition by the local authority or by the Environment Agency, and is often referred to as a contamination report. All our Phase 1 reports are compliant with Cornwall Council’s planning guidance, “Land Affected By Contamination,” published in June 2017.
Any problems identified in a Phase 1 Preliminary Risk Assessment are investigated further in a Phase 2 investigation, often referred to as a site investigation or soil contamination investigation.
Once the Phase 2 works are complete, we then produce a Phase 3 Remediation Scheme to define specific remediation measures required to address any issues identified.
Following completion of the Phase 3 works, we will undertake a Phase 4 Verification Report to record and report on the successful conclusion of the works.
Final compliance is confirmed with a Certificate of Remediation submitted to the Local Planning Authority.
This ‘Phased Approach to Land Contamination’ is summarised here.
Our Environmental Consultancy services cover Cornwall, Devon and the South West.