SITE: Woodland Trust owned woodland in Bolton (Smithills Estate)
Site assessment required to transform an area of woodland (formerly occupied by a Mills) in to community area for schools, events, camping etc.
Brief background information check and meeting on site with Woodland Trust to discuss various elements of the assessment required to safely transform the area. Site meeting.
Carried out a Phase 1 Desk Study to determine potential issues associated with contamination. Several potential pollutant linkages identified due to association with a former Cotton Mill and infilled reservoirs. Recommended site investigation works to characterise the shallow ground conditions and inform a quantitative risk assessment