Is time-lag a drag for your nutrient neutrality assessment?

We can help developers achieve nutrient neutrality, by assessing the timelag between reducing nutrient loading and the impact reaching the water environment. Development achieves nutrient neutrality when the nutrient load created through additional wastewater (including surface water) from the development is mitigated. By designing development alongside suitable mitigation measures, additional nutrient loads can often be avoided or mitigated. This approach is called ‘nutrient neutrality’ or ‘nutrient offsetting’. It essentially allows developments to be permitted without impacting on the condition of protected sites.

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Celebrating promotions

At HFCL, we are committed to nurturing a culture that values growth and ambition, and we’re super pleased to announce the recent promotions of two exceptional members of our team.

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Unlocking stuck planning applications with the application of groundwater science

Have you ever had a development site stuck in the planning system, with seemingly no way out?
This is the case of a Hertfordshire warehouse development that had been refused planning permission, failed at appeal, yet eventually did get the go ahead for development.  

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Managing water for nutrient neutrality: a pathway to sustainable ecosystems

Nutrient neutrality is a strategic approach to prevent or mitigate the increase in harmful nutrient levels and deterioration of protected waterbodies (rivers, estuaries, and lakes) caused by development projects.
The consideration of nutrient loading is more prevalent than ever. Water is a vital resource that plays a central role in the pursuit of nutrient neutrality, and effective water management strategies are crucial for minimising nutrient pollution and achieving a sustainable balance within ecosystems.
Consultants play an important role in achieving nutrient neutrality by helping to develop innovative schemes and solutions for landowners and farmers, including implementing long-term water security measures and environmental improvement plans.

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How can we help…?

Do you provide property or environmental consultancy services?
Are you an architect, planner, land agent, or home builder?
Do you manage a quarry, or are you a landfill operator filling one?
Do you run an industrial site, or are a landowner looking to divest?

…Then you or your client may have an environmental issue that needs our attention before you can move on with your plans.

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Shropshire Water Forum is back!

On 22nd March it was World Water Day. A day dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of freshwater and advocating the sustainable management of water resources.
The HFCL Team are incredibly passionate about supporting this cause, and with the help of our strong local network of environmental professionals, we are excited to announce that we have reformed the Shropshire Water Forum (SWF)!

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Licensing chaos for construction dewatering

We have several projects on the go and in the pipeline for groundwater dewatering to support construction, and we can report that there are significant hold-ups with the licensing process at the moment.

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We know groundwater best

At H Fraser Consulting, we know groundwater best. Whatever issues your organisation is facing, if groundwater is involved we can help.

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Great weather for groundwater sampling

We have had some beautiful weather for water sampling this week. Our Emilie Roberts has been sampling groundwater to help our client get a discharge licence for an industrial site. Surprisingly for this rural setting, there is a lot of background contamination. We need a robust data set to show that the new site discharge …

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Hannah Fraser, Specialist in Land Condition

Hannah Fraser has recently qualified as a Specialist in Land Condition (SiLC), the highest qualification for Contaminated Land professionals. She is also registered as an SQP – a suitably qualified person – under the National Quality Mark Scheme (NQMS), which means she is authorised to review contaminated land reports and give them the National Quality Mark …

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