Erection of a Replacement 5 Bedroom Dwelling in Steep, Petersfield

Erection of a Replacement 5 Bedroom Dwelling in Steep, Petersfield

Case Study Reference: 09-04-01

Planning Authority: East Hampshire District Council

Planning Reference: 08/1421/FUL and (The planning portal can be accessed from here)


A desk study was required as a contaminated land planning condition was attached to the decision notice (condition 6a – the decision notice can be accessed here). The condition was attached as historical maps held by Environmental Services show disturbed ground/potentially unknown in-filled ground within 50m of the site boundary.

The site comprised of a dwelling and associated gardens, and whilst the environmental data procured as part of the desk study identified a number of areas of in-filled land, they could not be located on the historical O.S. maps.

Hand held pits were excavated as part of the walkover survey which identified a thin layer of drift deposits over the chalk bedrock, based on the site observations the qualitative risk assessment in the report determined the risk from the potential in-filled land as sufficiently low not to warrant any further works/investigation.

The initial desk study report discounted the in-filled land identified, a revised desk study report was produced which assessed the risk from the in-filled land as very low, which did not require any further assessment / investigation.

The report was accepted by the local authority and the condition was discharged.

The desk study report is available on the East Hampshire Planning Portal and the memo discharging condition 6 from here.

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