Betterton Road Rainham

Erection of a Replacement Dwelling in Romford, Havering

Case Study Reference: 11-07-07

Planning Authority: London Borough of Havering

Planning Reference: P0441.08 and Q0064.11


As part of the development a desk study report was required to discharge the contaminated land planning condition attached to the decision notice by the planning authority.

The review of the historical maps did not identify any potential legacies on the site, but did identify two landfills within 250m of the site. Both landfills were inspected as part of the walkover survey and one was discounted as a  source as the area was at a lower elevation than the adjoining areas and had been developed into a housing estate.

Made ground was identified during the walkover survey across the surface of the site.

The report concluded that gas protection measures should be incorporated into the building design rather than undertake gas monitoring and either the made ground should be removed or chemical analysis undertaken.

The report was formally submitted in April 2011 and the desk study report was accepted (Decision Notice – DC_DCN – Tuesday, June 21, 2011) although the condition was not discharged as the further works proposed in the desk study had not been undertaken.

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