A residential development was proposed on the site of a former dye works and metal manufacturing / engineering works. McCloy Consulting were commissioned to carry out all the necessary investigations to complete a satisfactory Geo-environmental report / Generic Quantitative Risk Assessment (GQRA) that would meet the requirement of SEPA.
McCloy Consulting carried out the following works:
- Desk based Preliminary Risk Assessment (PRA)
- Design, supervision, and management of intrusive site investigation works and environmental monitoring (soil and water testing, and gas monitoring)
- Quantitative analysis of results
- Generic Quantitative Risk Assessment process comparing results of the site investigation and lab analysis with generic assessment criteria relevant to the proposed development.
- Production of a Geoenvironmental report for submission to planning.
McCloy Consulting carried out the investigation in accordance with the relevant guidance (CLR11) to meet the requirements of planning.
The report identified minor areas of contamination due to the sites former use, and appropriate and cost-efficient recommendations were put forward to allow the regulatory bodies to agree with the findings and issue a ‘no objection’ response to the planning proposals.
Following the submission of the report no further investigation was necessary and no significant or costly land remediation was required.
If you require a Contaminated Land Risk Assessment / Geoenvironmental report that requires a detailed site investigation and environmental monitoring to supplement a planning application, please get in touch with Francis McAuley for advice.