Home Farm Third Drove Little Downham Ely Cambridgeshire CB6 2UE

Erection of Dwelling, Little Downham, Ely, Cambridgeshire

Case Study Reference: 13-05-06

Planning Authority: East Cambridgeshire District Council

Planning Reference: 13/00029/FUL and 13/00029/DISA


Demeter Environmental Ltd were commissioned to prepare a Desk Study report to discharge the contaminated land planning condition for the erection of two dwellings.

The Desk Study report identified a number of potential issues (garage and a in-filled pond) on and within 250m of the site. The walkover survey demonstrated the absence of made ground on the site.

The qualitative risk assessment also indicated that the off site sources of ground gases pose a theoretical risk and proposed the incorporation of gas protection measures in tot he dwelling instead of undertakings a gas monitoring exercise.

The memo accepting the recommendations of the Desk Study Report as well as the desk study report can be accessed from the documents attached to 13/00029/DISA (Consultee Response – Environmental Health Officer).

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