Phase 1 Desk Study

Phase 1 Desk Study

The initial phase of most site investigations is to undertake a desk study in order to asses the risks posed to the site by previous and current development and contaminative land uses. The desk study involves collating and reviewing historical O.S maps, geological, hydrogeological and environmental data for the site and includes information from the Environment Agency, the British Geological Survey and Local Authorities. The desk study data assists with the design of the Phase 2 intrusive investigation and can identify potential constraints to the proposed development at an early stage.