Business Continuity Update in Relation to Covid 19 – 26/5/20

In light of the unprecedented situation we have implemented a number of measures to protect the health and well-being of our employees, our clients and all those with whom we work. We remain committed to maintaining the highest possible level of service to our clients. We are constantly updating our procedures to ensure we are following best practice and have implemented the following:

Remote Working

Currently we are operating as near a normal service as possible. Some of our work can be done by our staff operating remotely from home and we are set up so that all our staff can access all our systems and project information while working from home. We have prepared protocols for work in the office ad

Site Visits

For almost every project it is necessary for us to visit the site in question, either for a walkover or for sampling. Every activity requiring our staff to leave their home is risk assessed. For us risk assessments are a part of daily life, the key change is that this now includes the risks of travel to and from site as well as those on site. We will continue to make site visits where it is possible to do so safely.

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Peter George, Managing Director, 07765 232995


Our team will not be attending face to face meetings at present. We have the facilities to meet with our clients and contacts via video-link or via conference call.


We will make every effort to continue to provide a normal service so please if in doubt contact us and we will advise if we are able to safely undertake your project.

Further Information

The Construction Leadership Council has published guides and videos to provide construction specific guidance on achieving compliance with Covid 19 best practice.

Judicial Review Appeal with Potentially Far Reaching Implications for Contaminated Land Rejected

In summary we can breath a sigh of relief and carry on as before with a system that allows contaminated land to be dealt with by planning conditions.

An appeal for judicial review was made against a Derbyshire council’s consent for a 200-home development less than 100m from a former landfill. The points of appeal in a layman’s summary were a contention that the contaminated land issues had not been adequately addressed. The appeal was rejected after concluding that there was no obligation for any potential contamination of the application site to be assessed and removed before approval was granted.

Building Partnerships

Another successful on-line networking event by the Building Partnerships team. I enjoyed talking with old friends and making new ones.

If you would like to join us next time get in touch, Peter George,