Erection of a Nursery and the Conversion of the Existing Nursery Building to a Dwelling, Oldham
Case Study Reference: 15-08-04
Planning Authority: Oldham Council
Planning Reference: PA/337640/15
In order to support the application for the erection of a new nursery and the conversion of the existing nursery building to a dwelling, Demeter Environmental were commissioned to prepare a desk study report for the site.
The historical review revealed the site was developed circa 1916 and has been occupied by a dwelling and gardens since being converted to a nursery. Two potential sources of ground gases (in-filled land) were identified within 250m of the site.
The walkover survey revealed the building was being used a a nursery on the ground floor and offices on the upper floors. The gardens were present on three distinct levels, two of which were covered by artificial grass and the western level was overgrown.
Chemistry data from the BGS indicated that the site was in an area where natural soils were impacted by elevated levels of lead.
As the report identified a number of potential pollution linkages further works were proposed int he report which comprised of either intrusive investigation or remediation of the site based on reasonable worst case scenarios.
The desk study report can be accessed via the Oldham Council planning portal here.