Note: ‘Environmental’ here refers to the local environment. If you want to know more about the environmental features of the houses in Bramble Row, please see the Design and Access Statement.
Coal Authority and Environmental search
This is an initial desk study, which checks available data records for the site and surrounding area and whether there could be any issues with building on it. The study covers coal mining, contamination, flood risk, rivers, subsidence, high voltage cables, environmentally sensitive sites, energy features and land use as well as a lot more obscure things. There is a huge amount of detail with, for example, every contamination incident and environmental permit issued within 2km (at least back to 1950) listed. There are maps of the flood risk in the surrounding area and of current land use.
The full report is here: Coal Authority and Environmental Search
Geology and Environment Desk Study
This report adds more detail to the above one. There is an investigation into the geology of the area including rock types in the surrounding area and an investigation of land use by looking at historical maps dating back to 1854. This one is from 1893:
The full report is here: Geology and Environment Desk Study