Conversion of an Agricultural Barn to Single Dwelling, Wrenbury Heath Road, Wrenbury Heath, CW5 8BT
Case Study Reference: 19-12-02
Planning Authority: Cheshire East Council
In order to support the application for the conversion of an agricultural building to a dwelling a Phase I Desk study report was required to demonstrate that the site could be developed and not be determined as contaminated land under Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
The local authority noted that the proposed development was a sensitive end use (residential) and that the site has a a history of agricultural use and therefore the land may be contaminated (‘Environmental Protection’ document).
Demeter Environmental were commissioned to prepare a Phase I Desk Study report to support the subject application.
The desk study report is a desk-based review of both the history of the site as well as any data held by regulators (Environment Agency, local authority, BGS, etc.) as well as a review of the history of the site using historical Ordnance Survey maps from the 1850’s as well as aerial plates and street level imagery.
The qualitative assessment of the potential sources of contamination concluded that there were no potential sources of contamination and with the exception of a watching brief for unexpected contamination, no further works were proposed.