Crestwood Environmental Ltd. has a highly experienced team of environmental professionals who have a proven track record in being able to deliver Phase 1 Environmental Assessments / Contaminated Land Reports.
We carry out desk-based reviews of sites in order to provide a summary of the geo-environmental condition of the Site.
Crestwood operate a nationally cost-effective service and are usually able to provide Phase 1 reports within 10 working days from instruction.
- To determine the likelihood of contamination and risks to human health and controlled waters;
- Identify potential liabilities to site owners / prospective site owners;
- Make recommendations for further work, as required.
- We will always attempt to rule out any further actions wherever possible.
- An accurate site boundary plan can be provided
- All known site history information will be provided, along with a selection of photographs when available
- A site walkover is included as standard
What the report will contain
A review of published geological, hydrological, hydrogeological and environmental site setting, historical land uses, nearby pollution incidents, industrial facilities or relevant activities, amongst others.
Production of a Conceptual Site Model, considering the linkage between Source(s), Pathway(s) and Receptor(s).
For risk to be present, there must be a viable link. For example, if a source and receptor are present but there is no pathway, then the risk can be contained—although further work may be recommended as there is no guarantee that a pathway will not form in the future.
All reports are carried out using Environment Agency best practice, CLR11.
Why do I need a Phase 1 Report?
You may require a Phase 1 report for several reasons. These requirements could come from the following sources, although there are other causes:
- A requirement of your Planning Conditions;
- As part of the divestment or sale of land;
- For due diligence purposes;
- For insurance reasons;
- To assess the risk to a business.
But I know that my site is clean…
Many sites have a long and complex history, and contaminants can remain persistent in the ground for a long time. Simply knowing that your site has been ‘clean’ during your lifetime may not mean it is completely free of liabilities.
We will carry out a full review of available historical mapping, reviewing the history of the Site and assessing its potential risk. If the risk is low then we may recommend little follow-up action, whilst if there is a credible risk of contamination we may recommend a site investigation or other actions.