Email sent – 29 September 2008 19:23

Dear Ms Chase

I thought I was right that evidence regarding the disposal of the contamination has to be sent to SMBC. Please see the following from the EA:-


Prior to the commencement of development approved by this planning permission (or such other date or stage in development as may be agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority), a scheme to deal with the risks associated with contamination of the site shall be submitted to and approved, in writing, by the local planning authority. That scheme shall include all of the following elements unless specifically excluded, in writing, by the Local Planning Authority.

1. A desk study identifying:

· all previous uses

· potential contaminants associated with those uses

· a conceptual model of the site indicating sources, pathways and receptors

· potentially unacceptable risks arising from contamination at the site.

2. A site investigation scheme, based on (1) to provide information for an assessment of the risk to all receptors that may be affected, including those off site.

3. The results of the site investigation and risk assessment (2) and a method statement based on those results giving full details of the remediation measures required and how they are to be undertaken.

4. A verification report on completion of the works set out in (3) confirming the remediation measures that have been undertaken in accordance with the method statement and setting out measures for maintenance, further monitoring and reporting.”

I shall ask the FOI Officer, who will ignore me, and then get her legs slapped again by the Information Commission.

Lots of love