Sub Surface offer a complete Contaminated Land Risk Assessment (aka. Contaminated Land Surveys) service in support of planning applications and to Discharge the Conditions set by the the Local Authority, NHBC or other warranty schemes.  Our Contaminated Land Risk Assessment reports are also suitable for due diligence purposes.

Our Contaminated Land Surveys and Risk Assessment Services Include:

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Phase 1 Contaminated Land Survey (aka Phase 1 Desktop Study) and Site Reconnaissance – identifying potential contamination sources, pathways and receptors, to develop the initial Conceptual Site Model (CSM). The Phase 1 Contaminated Land Survey will determine whether a Phase 2 Intrusive Site Investigation is required.

Phase II Intrusive Site Investigation – Cable percussive boreholes, window sampling, rotary drilling, trial pits, hand dug trial pits, etc. to assess the ground conditions, carry out insitu testing and obtain samples for geotechnical and contamination testing.

Phase III Options Appraisal and Remediation Strategy – If the Phase II Site Investigation suggest there is a risk to human health, controlled waters, plants, etc. then a Phase III Options Appraisal and Remediation Strategy will be required which will be carried out in consultation with the Local Planning Authority and/or the Environment Agency.

Phase IV Verification (Validation) – site inspections and providing independent Validation of a range of remediation technologies and protection measures including but not limited to gas and vapour barrier membrane installation, engineered topsoil cover systems, contamination hotspot removal, tank removal, soil waste management and re-use, environmental permit surrender, etc.

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Contaminated Land Surveys and Risk Assessments – Why Sub Surface?

With over 45 years of experience, our team of highly qualified and experienced staff ensure our Contaminated Land Risk Assessments are carried out in accordance with current UK guidance including but not limited to Environment Agency CLR7 Model Procedures for the Management of Land Affected by Contamination, the British Standards Institute BS10175 Investigation of Potentially Contaminated Sites – Code of Practice, and the NHBC Guidance for the Safe Development of Housing on Land Affected by Contamination.

Our Geoenvironmental Engineers use various modelling, statistical analysis and geographical information system (GIS) software tools to quantify the risks.  The use of these tools often enables us to separate out clean zones and contamination hotspots thus reducing the amount of soil requiring remediation and minimise the cost to the client.

If a site is found to be affected by contamination, then we can provide advice on remediation options and are happy to liaise with Specialist Remediation Contractors to formulate the most cost-effective way forward.

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If you would like a quote for our Contaminated Land Surveys (Contaminated Land Risk Assessment) services or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your Regional Sub Surface Office.

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