Gibsons of Kendal, Mintsfeet Road South KENDAL Cumbria LA9 6ND

Extension to an Industrial Unit, Mintsfeet Road South, Kendal

Case Study Reference: 16-03-12

Planning Authority: South Lakeland District Council

Planning Reference: SL/2016/0154

Synopsis:

In order to support the application for the extension of the existing industrial building and the erection of a new building Demeter Environmental were commissioned to prepare a Phase I desk study report for the site.

The historical review indicated the site was developed in the 1950’s and that there were two landfills within 250m of the site.

Whilst the desk study report identified made ground on the site as a credible source of contamination, the design of the proposed buildings (no landscaped areas, open units) broke the majority of the pathways relating to the made ground.

The report concluded that either any new water mains should be specified as barrier pipe or an investigation along the proposed water mains alignment should be undertaken.

The desk study can be accessed here and the memo confirming the report was accepted here.

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