We are always on the look out for talented people with a passion for all things geoenvironmental and a thirst for knowledge. Currently we have roles available for
STM were recently requested by an IPPC Company owner (Client) to undertake a Environmental Due Diligence Assessment (EDD) for their operational industrial site. The company, a very successful operational metal works, was due to be sold to foreign investors. The transaction had stalled due to the potential that the land may have been contaminated. As a result the purchaser was reluctant to take the next step.comment
A developer recently successfully appealed against a Contaminated Land Determination Notice served on him by Walsall Council in respect of a gas works that had been redeveloped to housing in the 1970’s.
In only the second determination by the Secretary of State since the contaminated land regime came into force, this determination shows that Local Authorities need to follow the guidance to the letter when making determinations.comment
The framework for setting up the brownfield registers is now firmly in place. The Government recently enacted Regulation 3 of the Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017 and published the associated planning guidance. In an effort to make development land more easily accessible, Local Authorities have been tasked with the job of maintaining registers of Brownfield land that they consider to be appropriate for residential development. Local planning authorities (LPA) will be able to trigger a grant of permission in principle for residential development for sites in their registers giving developers and lenders more certainty in their development projects. LPAs need to publish these registers before 31 December 2017.
STM have developed the GeoEnviron Contaminated Land Management System which is essentially a Brownfield Register. Over 85 Local Authorities are currently using the system. The system was designed to allow Contaminated Land Officers (CLOs) to collate and manage diverse information on previously developed land (land that may be contaminated). The system is fully integrated with GIS and includes a site prioritisation system to allow CLOs to decide which sites need to be further investigated as a matter of priority.
Having been developed over the last 15 years, we believe that the system is ideal for use as Brownfield Register. We will be running a webinar on the Thursday 7th September 2017 at 10.30am to provide an introduction to the system and its capabilities in relation to the Brownfield Registers. You can register for the webinar using the following link:comment
Introducing Edward Smith & Matt Green!
A warm welcome to Edward as a new member of our team. He joined us this week, and has already built the foundations of a successful career with STM.
His on-site experience coupled with enthusiasm for all things environmental will put him in good stead, as he looks to expand his skill-set and lead STM into a new dawn of geo-technical excellence.
In addition we’re also saying hello to Matt Green, who has joined us with bags of enthusiasm and experience which will put us in good stead as we continue to grow.
Like Ed, Matt also loves site-work and has experience delivering geo-technical projects, and has settled in very quickly at STM.comment
Introducing GeoEnviron 8.1 – a new way of doing things.
For those who have used GeoEnviron before, this software needs no introduction. It’s the only bit of software you need to manage all your environmental assets. 8.1 is efficient and sleek. Designed by environmentalists for environmentalists.
Our new office is a signal of the growing tide that is STM, and we’re really making waves in the Environmental Consultancy field. Why not join us in the next chapter of our journey?
STM Environmental was recently approached by a local council to map out areas of potentially contaminated land within the local region. This project spanning a number of epochs ranging over 200 years involved sifting through old maps with a fine tooth comb in order to pick out sites of potential contamination, ranging from old industrial factories to more modern hospitals.comment
STM was recently approached by Hounslow Council to geo-rectify some aeiral maps of the council district. Hounslow provided a wealth of old aerial photo scans, taken from planes throughout the last few decades, with the task of mosaicking the images so that they alligned with Ordnance Survey MasterMap data.
Getting to know Hounslow from the skies over the years proved to be an interesting project, with well known sites being visible from the aerial photos, such as the old Twickenham Stadium, as shown below!comment
STM was approached to undertake a Flood Risk Assessment and create Surface Water Drainage Strategy for La Reserve Hotel London. The Flood and Drainage team utilized their experience of flood risk within central London and their knowledge of surface water drainage SuDS systems enabled a quick turn-around and allowed for flexibility and alterations to the design and drainage strategy.comment
Welcome to our new website! We hope you will find it easy to navigate. We are still updating the site so please let us know if you come across any issues or have any comments or suggestions.comment
We have recently launched the Landcheck Environmental Search Service as a service for individuals that wish to obtain information on contaminated land, ground stability, Radon and flood risk.
Landcheck has a direct online ordering portal which includes the ability to order searches directly from Local Authorities.comment
We would like to extend a warm welcome to the following new Local Authority clients using the STM software:
This has brought the total number of authorities that we are working with to over 80 across the UK.