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Phase 1 Desk Top Studies

The inital stage of site characterisation from a Geo-Environmental perspective is the formulation of a Phase 1 Desk Top Study.

The initial stage of site characterisation from a Geo-Environmental perspective is the formulation of a Phase 1 Desk Top Study.

This involves a review of environmental databases and historical records, dating back to the late 1800’s. Often when working on sites that have a significant past use it is necessary to consult Planning Archives and undertake a detailed review of information held for the Local Area.

A key requirement of the Desk Top Study is to undertake a Site Audit, or Walkover, which will involve one of Omnia’s Environmental Specialists visiting site to review ongoing contaminative processes and any evidence of past contaminative uses. The aim of the Walkover is to review these aspects, and consider site setting to determine whether any identified contaminative past uses post a significant risk to receptors.

The initial stage of site characterisation from a Geo-Environmental perspective is the formulation of a Phase 1 Desk Top Study.

This involves a review of environmental databases and historical records, dating back to the late 1800’s. Often when working on sites that have a significant past use it is necessary to consult Planning Archives and undertake a detailed review of information held for the Local Area.

A key requirement of the Desk Top Study is to undertake a Site Audit, or Walkover, which will involve one of Omnia’s Environmental Specialists visiting site to review ongoing contaminative processes and any evidence of past contaminative uses. The aim of the Walkover is to review these aspects, and consider site setting to determine whether any identified contaminative past uses post a significant risk to receptors.

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