Soil Surveys, Environmental Assessment & Land Management

Case Studies

The redevelopment of a former further education college into a secondary school involved the demolition and reconstruction of existing buildings, creation of artificial (4G) sports pitches on part of the existing playing fields and general…
Royal Haskoning DHV acting for the Norwegian energy companies Statoil and Statkraft retained Land Research Associates (LRA) to undertake a detailed soil survey along the route and produce a soil management plan designed to guide the programming of…
LRA’s director, Malcolm Reeve received instructions from solicitors acting for three industrial companies, to investigate and report on the soil and land aspects of a long-running High Court claim. The claim alleged that emissions from factory…
Bickershaw North near Wigan is a 240 ha area of land degraded by the former West Leigh Colliery, the later Bickershaw Colliery and its spoil heaps, and the Albert Opencast Coal Site. Those uses had left a legacy of bare and eroding spoil heaps,…
In 2014 Land Research Associates were contacted by consultants working for Saint Gobain PAM UK to provide advice as part of the reworking of a foundry waste tip at Holwell Works near Melton Mowbray. The proposal was to re-contour the 8 ha tip and…
In 2011 LRA was commissioned by Blue Living (Norwich) to undertake an assessment of the impact on soils and agriculture of a proposed 400 ha+ Sustainable Urban Extension to the north-east of Norwich.