Webinar: Private residential development briefing – Buying and selling contaminated land: how to manage the short-term and longer-term risks
Land that can easily be developed for residential use is becoming rarer, so ground contamination is increasingly a risk factor to resolve as part of the development works.
Amanda Stubbs, Partner in Trowers' Planning and Environment team and André Gilleard, Director of AG Geo-Consultants and qualified SiLC,briefed us on how to manage the legal risks contractually and the practical risks through investigations, reporting and discussions with the relevant regulators.
Topics covered included:
- Key legal risks: Part 2A liability, planning and development risks, and civil liability
- General drafting principles for buyers and sellers
Early identification of abnormal risks
- Planning conditions and negotiating with local planning authorities
- Materials Management Plans and maximising soil re-use
The full webinar recording can be seen below: