The Manchester and Salford Planning Handbook
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.
The Planning handbook is distributed to planning applicants in the Manchester and Salford area and covers all aspects of the planning process. Page 3 and 5 detail the pre planning application process and steps you may need to take before submitting your planning application.
For many developments, you may also need to complete risk assessments and submit these to support your planning application. As you need to ensure that your development will not have an adverse impact.
Reports You may Need to Submit
Phase 1 Desk Study
A Phase 1 Desk Study is a preliminary risk assessment report for a development site, often required for planning application approval. For planning applications to be approved, your council needs to know that your development carries no risk to human health or the wider environment. Your phase 1 desk study report will identify potential risks, highlight if further Site Investigations are required and will then if required provide further advice on steps you can take to mitigate the risks.
Coal Mining Risk Assessment
Coal Mining Risk Assessment is a report that identifies site specific coal mining risks and if required details the proposed mitigation strategy to show that the site can be made safe and stable for the development being proposed. A coal mining risk assessment must be submitted for all new developments if the proposed ground works, excavations, and/or design and layout of the proposed development lies within a coal mining High Risk Area
Flood Risk Assessment
If you’re planning a new development you may need to do a flood risk assessment as part of your planning application.
If your development site is greater than 1 hectare or in a sensitive location, you must submit a Flood Risk Assessment as part of your planning process.
A Flood Risk Assessment, also known as a FRA, is a report that details the main flood risks to a development site. It can also provide recommendations for mitigating measures to alleviate the impact of flooding to the site and surrounding area.
Basement Impact Assessment
Your basement development’s impact will need to consider effects on the movement of groundwater through the soil that could damage surrounding properties, and ensure that any basement development does not lead to damaging ground movement, plus an assessment of slope stability risks and a range of other issues will all need to be considered.