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Contaminated Land Guidance provides authoritative guidance and up to date information to on the challenges associated with contamination on brownfield developments.
This fully updated edition summarises the key elements of current regulations and good practice as published in existing authoritative guidance documents prepared by key organisations such as central government, the Environment Agency, the Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA) and the Building Research Establishment (BRE). In addition, changes to waste management legislation have resulted in an increased focus on sustainable development along with the implementation of sustainable remediation solutions.
It recognises the whole area of contaminated land investigation and remediation has undergone significant changes since 1994 and the subsequent second edition in 2007 and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
Contaminated Land Guidance:
• provides a clear overarching route map for current and best practice
• reflects the recent changes in the field of contaminated land, including government statutory guidance, CDM regulations, clarifying different types of receptors, environmental permitting and background concentrations of contaminants
• includes a summary of key watch points and steps required to manage contaminated sites
• offers a range of case studies that showcase examples of practical cost effective solutions.
As redevelopment of brownfield land becomes the norm as a result of lack of developable space, assessment of contamination becomes a material issue, both in terms of environmental risks and financial liabilities for most sites.
Contaminated Land Guidance, Third edition is essential reading for professionals dealing with regeneration of contaminated land, including civil and structural engineers, incoming contaminated land professionals at graduate level, project managers, planning consultants, surveyors, conveyancers, architects, property developers, portfolio managers and site managers.