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Contaminated Land Assessments and Environmental Services

JGP can provide high quality, targeted site investigations, risk assessments and cost-effective remediation solutions for the development of contaminated sites. Many previously developed sites (sometimes referred to as ‘Brownfield’ land) can be successfully and safely redeveloped.

We have worked with numerous clients, both in the private and public sectors, in the investigation and remediation of polluted soils and groundwater. Our highly-experienced team can provide contamination assessments and environmental surveys tailored to your specific needs; and can guide developers through planning and legislation, including the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

Contaminated land assessments

The risk of contamination is usually addressed in a phased approached as follows:

  • Phase I Desk Study Report; a preliminary land condition survey that identifies potential sources of contamination that could affect the site. A conceptual site model is developed to outline potential risks;
  • Phase II Ground Investigation Report; conducted when a contamination risk is perceived;
  • Phase III Remediation Strategy; produced where an unacceptable risk is found; and
  • Phase IV Verification / Validation Report; to validate that risks have been removed.

Where elevated levels of contaminants are present above published guideline values, a site-specific Detailed Quantitative Risk Assessment (DQRA) can be conducted, which can remove or substantially reduce the need for expensive remedial strategies. JGP has considerable experience in conducting DQRAs and risk assessing contamination, including:

  • Bioaccessibility, speciation, plant uptake and overall toxicity of various metals, including arsenic risk assessments;
  • Characterisation, modelling and toxicological assessment of organic / hydrocarbon contamination and the design and supervision of bioremediation and natural attenuation schemes; and
  • On-site delineation of contamination hotspots to site-specific clean-up levels, minimising the amount of material needing to be remediated or removed to land-fill, providing considerable cost savings.

JGP has been successful in mitigating and effectively managing liabilities for clients in issues dealing with the risks associated with contaminated land and other environmental regulatory compliance issues. Liaising with environmental officers within the Local Planning Authorities and Environment Agency enables us to ensure regulatory compliance and reach appropriate, pragmatic solutions for clients.

Our Other Geo-Environmental Services

As a multi-disciplinary organisation, JGP offer a wide range of Geo-Environmental Services from pre-planning environmental assessments and scoping reports through to waste management and environmental monitoring. We have an extensive in-house skill base from which to draw, covering both legislative aspects and engineering knowledge. We work closely with all stakeholders to achieve our clients’ goals. Our services include:

  • Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs), Screening and Scoping, Environmental Statements, Geodiversity Chapters;
  • Materials Management Plans (MMPs)
  • Construction Environmental Management Plans (CEMPS)
  • Landfill / ground gas / groundwater monitoring
  • Landfill Licence Surrender Applications and Closure Reports
  • Waste Acceptance Criteria (WAC) Testing and Waste Classification
  • Waste Management Plans
  • Environment Agency Permit Applications
  • Marine Management Organisation (MMO) Licence Applications