Contaminated Land Remediation

Where contamination in site soils is shown to constitute a potential risk then remediation will be required. This may be simple or complex depending on the findings of the risk assessment.

Remediation of soils is not just excavation and disposal! The methods used will depend on the specific nature of the contaminants and the site. These will vary also depending on what receptors are going to be impacted such as future site users, surface waters, groundwater etc. Every site is unique and the solution that is relevant to your site will be too. Methods may include bioremediation, chemical oxidation, solidification/stabilisation in addition to ex-situ methods. Excavation and disposal may be the best option in some circumstances, but is a last resort where other methods are more suitable. To establish what method is most appropriate, an options appraisal should be carried out which will take into account all of these factors. Please contact us for advice on what techniques may be suitable for your site.

Land remediation tax relief is a relief from corporation tax. It provides a deduction of 100% plus an additional deduction of 50% against corporation tax for qualifying expenditure. This can be claimed by commercial property owners, investors and developers. In addition to the actual remedial actions there are various qualifying activities including preparatory activities such as investigation works, regulatory liaison, laboratory costs, employment and labour costs, capital expenditure, sub-contractor costs. We work with partners who can advise on these aspects. Please contact us for more information.