Adeptus Blog

December 22, 2015
Contaminated Land Funding Cuts - The End of Part 2A?

Earlier in 2015 a long-awaited DEFRA-commissioned report on the state of contaminated land in England, entitled ‘Examination of contaminated land sector activity in England’, was finally published. A similar report was prepared covering Wales. The authors of the report were from the not-for-profit organisation CL:AIRE (Contaminated Land: Applications in Real Environments), Cranfield University, and Bone […]

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December 14, 2015
Asbestos in Soil: Health Risk Assessment and Remediation

A number of recent high profile cases have resulted in heightened awareness and concern around asbestos in soil and the resultant health risks. Due to the extent of previous asbestos use in construction, the majority of regulation to date is concerned with asbestos incorporated into the fabric of many buildings. Although the most hazardous forms […]

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November 30, 2015
Local authroities to compile statutory register of brownfield land

The government is legislating for statutory registers of brownfield land suitable for housing to be introduced. While some local authorities already possess such registers, many will have to produce them. It is estimated that over half the brownfield land in the UK is vacant or derelict, the remainder being currently used, but still possessing possibilities […]

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October 29, 2015
Devolution of the Contaminated Land Regime

The Environmental Protection Act 1990, Part 2A, is the underlying basis of contaminated land regulations, but guidance as to its implementation varies, as responsibility for contaminated land has been devolved within the UK. Contaminated Land Regulation in the UK England The revised ‘Contaminated Land Statuary Guidance’ (concerning part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990) […]

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