Erection of Replacement Dwelling, Bolton

Case Study Reference: 11-02-03

Planning Authority: Bolton Council

Planning Reference: 85883/11


In order to support the application for the erection of a replacement dwelling, Demeter Environmental was commissioned to prepare a desk study report for the site.

The site comprised of a dwelling and gardens, the review of the historical O.S. maps indicated that whilst the site did not have any history of potentially contaminative land uses, there was a number of parcels of in-filled land and a refuse tip (Land off Beaumont Street) within 250mof the site as well as an excavation on the eastern boundary of the site.

As part of the walkover survey the land to the east of the site was inspected and as there was no evidence of in-filling, the excavation was discounted as a credible source of ground gases.

The refuse tip was discounted as a cutting was present between the refuse tip and the site, which would act to break any pathways relating to the migration of ground gases.

The report was accepted and the decision notice did not contain a contaminated land planning condition.

The desk study report can be accessed here via the Bolton Council planning portal.

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