Russell Thompson - Qualified Person Qualification
The new Qualification obtained by Russell from the CL:AIRE organisation is part of a significant initiative to improve the sustainable and cost effective development of land.
The new Qualification obtained by Russell from the CL:AIRE organisation is part of a significant initiative to improve the sustainable and cost effective development of land including greenfield, brownfield and contaminated land sites which forms a key part of a new version of the Development Industry Code of practice which it is hoped will deliver cost, time, social and environmental benefits to those dealing with excavated site materials, and involves review of the status of site materials that may otherwise be classified as waste materials.
The CoP provides a clear, consistent and streamlined process which enables the legitimate re-use of materials on site or their movement between sites with a significantly reduced regulatory burden. In many instances the CoP can provide an alternative to Environmental Permits or Waste Exemptions when seeking to reuse excavated materials.
The Code enables the direct transfer and re-use of clean naturally occurring soil materials between sites. It also creates the conditions to support the establishment and operation of fixed soil treatment facilities, which have a key role to play in the future of sustainable materials management. It also enables the reuse of both contaminated and uncontaminated materials on the site of production, and between sites within defined Cluster projects.
The ability to use the Code of Practice, and the practical benefits and associated costs savings are likely to be a key benefit to our clients, and should enable us to remediate sites in a more sustainable manner and minimising soils / materials disposal, and associated environmental concerns such as lorry movements / noise etc.