Surrender of an IPPC License, Former Poultry Farm, Inverallochy, Fraserburgh

Case Study Reference: 15-07-07

Planning Authority: Aberdeenshire Council

Planning Reference: N/A


In order to support the surrender of the IPPC permit associated with the poultry farm a Phase I Desk Study report was required.

The first stage of the desk study report was to review the site history using a combination of Ordnance Survey maps, aerial plates as well as street level imagery. The review of the O.S maps revealed the site formed part of a farm from before the first edition 1869 O.S. map and the poultry sheds were erected between 1955 and 1964. From 1926 to 2002 the northern boundary was formed by a railway line.

A review of data provided by Groundsure indicated that tanks were present on the site.

On completion of the desk based review, a site reconnaissance visit was undertaken, which revealed the removal of the poultry sheds had started, and whilst cement sheeting was identified, no damaged sheeting was identified. The tanks identified in the Groundsure data was inspected and were grain silos.

A quantitative risk assessment was undertaken on the potential sources of contamination identified and it was concluded that there were no credible sources of contamination, hence the report concluded that no further works were required to support the surrender of the IPPC permit.