Remediation 1.

What is it?

Remediation is usually undertaken when the existing ground conditions on a Brownfield Site are unsuitable for the development proposed.

The Remediation service from Abbeydale BEC includes the provision of a method statement, liaison with the Environment Agency and Local Authorities to provide acceptable methods of Remediation, supervision of contractors and presentation of independent validation report to the regulators for approval.

Remediation often involves the removal or capping of contaminated material to make the site safe for development.

Membranes and capillary break layers may be used to prevent contaminants migrating to a certain level or when gassing of a site is a concern.

Remediation 2.

Why do we do it?

To meet NHBC, Local Authority and Environment Agency requirements, most Brownfield Sites need Remediation.

Removal to landfill is now very expensive. Abbeydale BEC endeavour to find ways of developing sites with the contamination retained (where practical). Removal to landfill may be required if the contamination is above a pre-determined level.

For residential development with private gardens, the level of Remediation is usually significantly greater than where apartments or commercial development is being proposed. When hotspots are identified by thorough site investigation, then the Remediation of the rest of the site can often be reduced.

Remediation allows previously developed and contaminated land to be returned to a state in which it is safe for re-development for housing, apartments or other commercial development. Before Remediation, agreement with the regulators is usually required.

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