Contaminated land risk can arise from a range of current and legacy land use and activities. In urban regeneration areas, historic infill can have a range of potential contaminants and historic activities on and surrounding the site can also contribute to ground contamination.
Prior to development, it is essential to have a comprehensive understanding of ground conditions so that:
- Waste management implications can be considered and valued against the cost benefit of creating underground void spaces for car parking.
- Risks to human health from the presence of contamination can be evaluated to develop cost effective remediation strategies.