Erection of a Dwelling at Bailey Crescent, Congleton, CW12 2EW
Case Study Reference: 09-10-03
Planning Authority: Cheshire East Council
Planning Reference: 09/2537C
Given the sensitive nature of the site and the close proximity of excavations to the south of the site a contaminated land condition was attached to the decision notice.
The site comprised of a sloping garden associated with the adjacent dwelling, hand held boreholes were excavated as part of the walkover survey which demonstrated the absence of made ground on the site.
Whilst the initial report discounted the excavations (sand pit) to the south as credible sources, a number of queries were raised by the planning authority. In order to provide additional information a second walkover was undertaken once permission from the landowner of the area of the excavations had given permission. The additional walkover survey identified the excavations on the previous O.S. maps had not been in-filled (current contours are similar to the contours of the excavation) and were discounted as a credible source of ground gases.
The revised desk study report was accepted by the local authority and the contaminated land planning condition was discharged.