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Understanding land contamination issues associated with a site and having a plan to manage it is important at an early stage of acquisition, divestment and property development planning. Millard Consulting provide Geo-environmental risk assessments to aid evaluation and planning to manage risk from land contamination. This is a key service to assist clients with a smooth progression from development feasibility assessment onto detailed development planning. With more focus on brownfield development, amidst increasing regulation, being well informed ensures unforeseen ground conditions do not result in escalating costs or withheld permissions from Building Control or Planning.
With over 35 years environmental experience in-house we bring value to the development planning process by planning site specific investigation and risk assessments which focus on key issues to inform the design and approvals process.
Geo-environmental Risk Assessment
Contaminated land risk assessments are required by Planning authorities on all brownfield developments. Our experience is that early and constructive engagement with the risk assessment process removes obstacles. We apply our comprehensively developed in-house risk assessment methodology to ensure the land contamination assessments and solutions we recommend stand up to scrutiny and are justifiable. We deal with contamination issues constructively, achieving regulatory confidence and easing the approval process. With our broad range of private and public sector professional experience, we have too often seen poorly defined risk assessment lead to costly and unnecessary remediation. It is our job to offer robust and defensible conclusions and remediation recommendations that are the minimum work necessary to reduce specific risks to acceptable levels.
An understanding of ground conditions not only informs geo-environmental risk assessment but is necessary for the design and certification of foundations, and site infrastructure. Our consultants have a clear focused approach to land contamination risk assessment and management and work together with architects, infrastructure, and structural engineers to create development solutions that design out problems and provide viable solutions.
Experience shows that with the right approach many brownfields can successfully be made suitable for new use, without significant complication or cost. On each project, our range of environmental services will be tailored to your site specific requirements. We are happy to advise what level of engagement will be needed to address brownfield issues on your site, so please feel free to ask us today how we can help you realise your development goals.