Once a specific development scheme has been decided, we can prepare a Remediation Strategy Report, for submission to the Local Planning Authority.
A Remediation Strategy outlines the remediation objectives necessary to protect environmental receptors, and render a site suitable for the proposed end use.
The Remediation Strategy will include site-specific clean-up criteria for contaminants of concern; the latter such criteria are usually derived by Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA).
We produce MMPs to facilitate and record the sustainable reuse of soils in accordance with the Definition of Waste Code of Practice (DoWCoP).
The code sets out good practice for the development industry regarding the appropriate reuse of soils, and the Environment Agency (EA) have confirmed they will take account of the DoWCoP when deciding whether to regulate the materials as waste.
In advance of any works: a formal Materials Management Plan (MMP) must be prepared; reviewed by an independent Qualified Person (QP); and an online declaration submitted to CL:AIRE . Each new source of material for import must be included in formal revisions to the MMP.
We can perform the role of QP, although it should be noted that Lithos cannot act as the QP for projects where we have undertaken the site investigation, and/or prepared the Remediation Strategy.
Anyone who is found to have knowingly caused or permitted the disposal of waste at an unauthorised site would then become liable to pay landfill tax at the standard rate (£102.10/tonne from 1st April 2023). HMRC can also impose an additional penalty of up to 100% of the tax due.
Lithos can supervise remediation works, and on satisfactory completion will prepare a Verification Report to stand as certification that works have been carried out in accordance with the approved Strategy. The Verification Report also provides recommendations with respect to:
- Foundation solution(s)
- Gas measures
- Placement of soil cover
- Handling and management of excavation arisings generated during construction