Phase 1 contaminated land report/desk study – Nationwide service
90% of our Phase 1 contaminated land reports are £495
ESI provides Phase 1 land contamination reports primarily for three reasons;
- When requested to meet the planning conditions issued issued by the local authorities contaminated land officer as a potential risk to human health has been identified. A Planning condition case study can be found here
- As a precautionary measure pre-purchase of either residential or commercial land or property. A pre-purchase Phase 1 case study can be found here
- If a lender believes there may be a risk of land contamination, a Phase 1 report may be requested before funds are released. A Phase 1 land contamination case study for a bank can be found here
ESI Phase 1 land contamination reports to support Planning applications
ESI provides Phase 1 contaminated land desk studies primarily to meet the needs of the planning conditions issued by a local authority. A Phase 1 desk study is often requested by the authority’s contaminated land officer during the planning application stage as in their opinion there is a potential risk to human health. ESI’s phase 1 desk study has been designed to provide the best value approach to meeting and satisfying planning conditions and ensuring that you or your clients are not at risk.
Our consultants regularly review planning conditions relating to the requirement for a contaminated land desk study. For impartial free advice on how to meet requirements please call Lisa Davies or Liam Carey on 01743 276100. It is likely that we will need to see the planning requirements which can be sent by email or with the planning reference it might be possible to view them online.
Further information can be found in an Environment Agency fact sheet: National Planning Policy Framework – planning and contaminated land. Download it here
ESI Phase 1 land contamination reports prior to land and property purchase
When purchasing property and land either privately or commercially there is a risk that any site that has had prior development may have land quality legacy issues. By commissioning ESI to undertake a Phase 1 land quality desk study any issues that might exist and a purchaser could become liable for can be understood. In a worse case scenario, a buyer make take on the responsibilities for land remediation where contamination exists. Remediation costs could potentially be greater than the purchase price.
ESI Phase 1 land contamination reports to meet the requirements of a lender
When borrowing funds for property a bank or mortgage provider may request that a land contamination report is completed prior to releasing funds. When loaning money against a property or piece of land if the mortgagee was to default the responsibilities of any land remediation may fall on the bank or building society.
Clear and easy to understand reports
ESI’s reports are factual and easy to understand, they will provide clarification whether a site has potential land or groundwater contamination issues and identify who is at risk. If the site requires further investigation, ESI is best placed to quantify any risks as part of a Phase 2 land investigation and assessment.
For a list of frequently asked questions click here
Information and support from Local Authorities can be found here
Phase 1+ reporting
Objectives: To supplement conventional Phase 1 land assessments and desk study information with targeted site investigation data to enable more robust risk evaluation.
Content: Where desk study data is suspected to be insufficient, carefully selected site sampling and monitoring may be preferable to either an inconclusive Phase 1 site report or an immediate launch of a more costly Phase 2 investigation. Our Phase 1-plus assessments supplement traditional data collation with selected sampling and monitoring (including detailed site inspections, hand sampling and in situ chemical testing) in order to provide a clearer assessment of risk.
Indicative cost: From £1,500
If you require or think that you may require a Phase 1 land investigation or Phase 1 Preliminary Risk Assessment please call Lisa Davies or Liam Carey on 01743 276100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org In the first instance your individual needs will be discussed at no cost and the best value approach agreed. You will then be provided with a fixed price quotation clearly summarising the information that will be contained in your land report.