Owston Hall Walled Kitchen Garden Stockbridge Lane Owston Doncaster South Yorkshire

Residential Redevelopment of a Former Walled Kitchen Garden, Owston, Doncaster, South Yorkshire

Case Study Reference: 11-10-05

Planning Authority: Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster

Planning Reference: 08/00805/FUL

Synopsis:

Due to the sensitive nature of the proposed development a contaminated land planning condition was attached ot he decision notice.

Demeter Environmental were commissioned to prepare a desk study report to discharge the contaminated land planning condition.

The desk study report identified  a number of potential sources of ground gases (underlying bedrock, and a limestone quarry) and the site is in an area where radon is encountered.

The walkover survey identified a former boiler room within the walled garden, which was discounted as a credible source of contamination as the boiler used wood from the local area.

The report concluded that the incorporation of basic radon measures were sufficient to break all pollution linkages relating to both radon and ground gases.

The desk study report can be accessed here (via the Doncaster Council planning portal)

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