What is a Phase 1 Desk Study?

A Phase 1 Desk Study is an interpretive report that provides detailed information on the likely presence of any contamination within the subsurface of the development site. A phase 1 Desk study highlights the sites historical, geological and environmental setting, and the potential risks that this may present to future site users, developments and the immediate environment.

A phase 1 desk study is required before ground investigation. Ideally it should also be accompanied by a walk over survey conducted by an experienced practitioner. By compiling available information in relation to a site’s environmental, geological, hydrogeological, hydrological and mining setting a cost effective and focussed site investigation will be developed

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Phase 1 GeoEnvironmental Desk study — With a site walkover survey — £800 +VAT

We offer a fixed price of £800 + VAT for a Comprehensive Phase 1 GeoEnvironmental Desk Study. This includes a site walkover survey of a site that is less than 5 hectares in size.

Phase I GeoEnvironmental Desk study — Without a site walkover survey  — £550 +VAT

A Basic Phase 1 GeoEnvironmental Desk Study report without a site walkover survey would be provided for a fixed price of £550 +VAT

Earth Environmental & Geotechnical provide a wide range of Desk Study services, click here to contact us for further information.

What is a Phase 1 Desk Study?

A Phase 1 Desk Study is a preliminary risk assessment of a site. The report collates information from a wide range of sources relating to the sites environmental, geological, hydrogeological, hydrological and mining setting

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setting a cost effective and focussed site investigation will be developed

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Typical information gathered as part of the development of a desk based study includes (It should be noted that not all sources of information will be used within every desk study, e.g. coal mining search  not required in non-mining district):

  • Historical Maps
  • Service Search
  • Unexploded Bombs (UXO)
  • Local Authority Search
  • Petroleum Licencing record of fuel tanks/spills
  • Geological Maps, Memoirs and Specialist Reports
  • Previous Site Investigation Information including reports and boreholes
  • River/Sea/Groundwater Flood Maps
  • Radon Potential
  • Soil Quality Mapping
  • BGS Geochemistry Data
  • HSE records of abandoned metalliferous mines
  • MAFF records for burial pits
  • Brine Subsidence
  • Aerial Photographs
  • Active/Closed Landfill Sites
  • Mining Report including Shafts/Adits and Mineworkings
  • Ecological Geographical Based Systems
  • Local Library Archive Records
  • National Monument Records
  • Water Discharge Consents
  • Pollution Incidents
  • Previous Planning Applications
  • Contamination Land Regulations Status
  • Hydrogeological maps and aquifer status
  • Surface and groundwater abstractions

When do you need a Phase 1 Desk Study?

When do you need a Phase 1 Desk Study?

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When do you need a Phase 1 Desk Study? If you are planning to develop a site, whether it is a large-scale commercial development, a residential development, or an extension to an existing property,  you will generally need to complete a Phase 1 Desk Study as part of your planning application. But when is the ideal time to get the phase 1 desktop report?
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Soil Logging Courses to Phase 1 Desk Studies

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From Soil Logging Courses to Phase 1 Desk Studies, it’s been an exciting 1st Month as a Geography and Geology, Graduate! Since starting at Earth Environmental & Geotechnical on the 7th September, Bethany’s first few weeks of training have been exciting and extensive. She has already been involved in Phase 1 Desk Study reports and completed several training courses, including soil logging and first aid.
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Do I need a Phase 1 Desk Study?

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Do I need a Phase 1 Desk Study? If you are planning to develop a site you will generally need to complete a Phase 1 Desk Study. A Phase 1 Desktop Study is a preliminary risk assessment which highlights the potential areas of concern of developing on the proposed site. The report will collate and review a wide range of published information about the specific site to gain detailed information of the development sites historical, geological and environmental location.
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From Phase 1 Desk Studies to Telecom Mast Installation: Meet the Team Alice Barrington

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Earth Environmental & Geotechnical Head Office Office : Meet the Team Alice Barrington From Phase 1 Desk Studies with site walkovers, Ground Investigations, Coal Mining Risk Assessments to a national programme of Telecom Mast Installations, it's all in a days work for Alice Barrington - Senior Geo-environmental Consultant for Earth Environmental & Geotechnical based at their Head Office in Stockport Greater Manchester.
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Brownfield Land Development is Key to New Housing Targets

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The development of Brownfield land will continue to be a focus for the next few years in the aim to provide much needed housing throughout the UK. The Government hopes to transform unused and derelict buildings, while making the most of brownfield land. Also to tackle the housing shortage in urban areas by enabling commercial premises to be converted into new homes through a fast-track planning permission process.
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Do you need a flood risk assessment for planning permission?

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Do you need a flood risk assessment for planning permission? Unsure what a FRA (Flood Risk Assessment) is? If you are planning a new development you may have been told that you need a flood risk assessment as part of your planning application submission. But you may be unsure why you need a FRA as your development site is not near a river or at immediate risk to flooding.
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Earthworks Modelling and Geotechnical Design : Settle3

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Earth Environmental & Geotechnical have acquired another Rocscience software programme, Settle3, to assist with our clients earthworks modelling and geotechnical design projects. Settle3 is a three-dimensional programme for the analysis of vertical settlement and consolidation under surface loads, such as foundations, embankments and surface excavations.
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Radon Monitoring and Detection : Insitu with Markus 10

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Radon Monitoring and detection is an essential assessment required in risk areas throughout the UK. Earth Environmental & Geotechnical have invested in a MARKUS 10 instrument that allows for in-situ measurement of radon gas in soils. If you are planning a new residential or commercial development the Markus 10 can provide a clear understanding of the radon levels in the soil of your development site and can quickly allow for an informed decision whether the development requires radon mitigation measures.
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Development of Brownfield Land : Focus for Housing Development

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The development of Brownfield land will continue to be a focus for the next few years in the aim to provide much needed housing throughout the UK. The Government hopes to transform unused and derelict buildings, while making the most of brownfield land. Also to tackle the housing shortage in urban areas by enabling commercial premises to be converted into new homes through a fast-track planning permission process.
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Ground Investigations with Earth Environmental’s North East Office

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The Manchester and Salford Planning Handbook

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The Manchester and Salford Planning Handbook is out today with advice on the “ins and outs” of the planning system in England, check out page 37 featuring Earth Environmental & Geotechnical and our list of Services call now to discuss your new development. Tel:0161 975 6088

Conducting Ground Investigation | Site Investigation

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What Could Delay Your Development Construction? More than 50% of construction projects are delayed by adverse site conditions or unexpected ground conditions. Conducting detailed Site Investigation / Ground Investigations can save you time and money. There are many reason’s a development can be delayed, but one of the key factors that will affect a development is knowing what you are building on.