Phase 1: Desktop Study

Desktop contamination reports are the first step in investigating potentially contaminated land.

We offer the most economic desktop study reports so that your planning condition is discharged as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.

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Phase 1: Desktop Study

Desktop contamination reports are the first step in investigating potentially contaminated land.

We’re one of the very few that produce an easy-to-understand summary.

We offer the most economic desktop study reports so that your planning condition is discharged as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.

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What is a Phase 1: Desktop Study?

A Phase 1: Desktop Study is the first step in investigating potentially contaminated land. It is required by planners, warranty companies and building control officers.

Also known as a Contaminated Land Risk Assessment or Preliminary Risk Assessment (PRA), we create reports to the national standard.

How is a Phase 1: Desktop Study carried out?

Our highly trained and extensively qualified experts undertake every desktop study. We perform a site walkover during every Phase 1: Desktop Study which the local authority requires. Usually, this comes at an additional price but we include a site walkover as standard.

As well as the site walkover, we also gather information on:

  • Historical mapping
  • Geology in the area
  • Potentially contaminative land uses, past and present
  • Hydrogeology

We then create a risk assessment or Conceptual Site Model (CSM) which is used to assess any potential risk to the end-user, construction workers, groundwater or habitats.

How is a Phase 1: Desktop Study carried out?

Our highly trained and extensively qualified experts undertake every desktop study. We perform a site walkover during every Desktop Study which the local authority requires. Usually, this comes at an additional price but we include a site walkover as standard.

As well as the site walkover, we also gather information on:

  • Historical mapping
  • Geology in the area
  • Potentially contaminative land uses, past and present
  • Hydrogeology

We then create a risk assessment or Conceptual Site Model (CSM) which is used to assess any potential risk to the end-user, construction workers, groundwater or habitats.

What does a Phase 1: Desktop Study report include?

  • Provision of environment and geological data
  • Review of historical maps
  • Walkover survey by a qualified engineer
  • Conceptual Site Model (CSM)
  • Preliminary Risk Assessment (PRA)
  • A simple to understand summary

Why choose Your Environment for your Desktop Study report?

  • Low cost with no hidden extras
  • Site walkover included
  • 10-day turnaround (expedited service available)
  • A report which is bespoke to your site
  • Nationwide operation
  • Carried out to CLR11 and national standards
  • Designed to discharge planning conditions

Packages

We carry out all our Desktop Study Reports on a fixed fee basis with no hidden extras. Every report meets the requirements for planning condition discharge.

DUE DILIGENCE INFORMATION REPORT
£245exc. VAT

  • Assessed by a commercially aware Contaminated Land expert or similar
  • Required by developers and funders
  • Gives you the confidence to move forward with a purchase
  • Includes historic mapping and environmental information
  • Includes geology
  • 24-hour turnaround

DESKTOP STUDY
£795exc. VAT

  • Includes historic mapping, geological and environmental information
  • Including Risk Assessment
  • Applicable for Due Diligence
  • Applicable for submission as part of planning condition discharge
  • 10-day turnaround (expedited service available)

DESKTOP STUDY (NO WALKOVER)
£540exc. VAT

  • Includes historic mapping, geological and environmental information
  • Including Risk Assessment
  • Applicable for Due Diligence
  • 7-day turnaround

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