Ruddlesden geotechnical

Ground Conditions Chapters for Environmental Statements

An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is required for planning purposes for sites where the project is likely to give rise to significant environmental effects, most commonly on larger developments.

As part of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), a Scoping Opinion and Environmental Statement (ES) must be produced. The Scoping Opinion addresses which issues are to be considered in the Environmental Statement and this must be agreed with the local authority, prior to the production of an Environmental Statement.

As well as providing input for the production of Scoping Opinions, Ruddlesden geotechnical produces the Ground Conditions Chapter for Environmental Statements, covering contamination (and sometimes geotechnical aspects) and how development is likely to affect the existing ground conditions, together with a description of the measures envisaged to avoid, reduce or remedy significant adverse effects.

Case Study

Ground Conditions Chapter for Environmental Statement for Large Residential Development

Ruddlesden geotechnical produced a ground conditions chapter for an Environmental Statement (ES) as part of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)...

Case Study

BRE 470 Platform Design, Paignton

A significant thickness of made ground and underlying soft clay soils were encountered during a geotechnical investigation, necessitating the use of piled foundations for a proposed residential development site in Paignton. To facilitate the piling works, a working platform was required.