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The problems with big data

With the increase in small independent developers, we are more frequently coming across clients bringing us big data reports that failed to meet the planning conditions for contaminated land and flood risk as there is little to no interpretation of the key issues. This is ultimately costing developers time and money before they switch to using Peak. These reports come in a variety of forms depending on the amount of information required and on their own are not suitable to satisfy conditions set by diligent contaminated land officers.

The big data reports can include historic maps, incident registers, geological and geochemical mapping, flood risk, environmentally sensitive areas, coal and brine reports, and many other individual points of information. While the reports on their own provide a lot of useful information, they do not satisfy the planning conditions or more importantly a typical planning officer that there is enough interpretation of the issues noted.

At Peak we use an Environmental Report with Historic and Geological Maps as the base for our Phase 1 reports as this provides a wealth of information on the condition of the site. This information is thoroughly analysed prior to the most important part of the process a “site walkover” to highlight the potential issues that could be encountered during development. This site walkover, and where possible meeting with the site owners and occupiers can help to clear up unique site issues that can cause delays when they reach planning. This analysis will help to create a report on the site that is accurate and can satisfy planning conditions.

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