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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: