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) for a new, large residential development on the outskirts of Dawlish, Devon.
Following the scoping assessment, which was agreed between Ruddlesden and the local authority, a Phase 1 Preliminary Geotechnical and Contamination Assessment was undertaken to provide information on the baseline ground conditions at the site.
This information was used to assess how the proposed development would affect the ground conditions in the short term (construction stage) and long term (developed stage).
Where the proposals were found to have a negative impact on the baseline ground conditions, mitigation measures were proposed to reduce the impact to acceptable levels.