The West Midlands Region, in conjunction with the East Midlands Region, is organising a Current Contaminated Land and Air Pollution Issues Seminar on Wednesday 20 September 2017, 09.30 to 15.00, at the British Geological Survey Headquarters in Keyworth, Nottinghamshire.


09:30-10:00 Arrival and registration
10:00 EPUK current issues and update of upcoming seminars and conference
– Christopher Fry, Chairman, EPUK Board of Trustees

10:15 Local Air Quality Management & Clean Air Zones: N Nottingham’s approach & experiences
– Richard Taylor, Environmental Health & Safer Places Manager, Nottingham City Council
11:00-11:15 Questions & discussion

11:15 The Land Forum/CL:AIRE National Quality Mark Scheme for contaminated land consultants
– Seamus Lefroy-Brooks, Chairman of NQMS Steering Panel

12:00-12:15 Questions & discussions

12:15-13:30 Lunch

13:30 Geovisionary for conceptual models:
3D visualisation software co-developed by BGS for sub-surface and environmental spatial datasets
Bruce Napier of British Geological Survey.
This live demonstration will show how the software can be used for conducting virtual walkovers as part of risk-based assessments of brownfield sites

14:00-14:45 Knowledge Exchange between the National Environment Research Council and the brownfield redevelopment sector. BGS produces high impact geoscience for construction and development projects. The talk provides an overview of this science and introduces new opportunities for innovative collaborations
Dr Darren Beriro of British Geological Survey

14:45-15:00 pm: Questions & discussions

This seminar is FREE for EPUK Members and £75.00 + VAT on £15.00; total £78.00 for non-members, this includes 12 months Individual Membership. The event is eligible for CPD of 3.75 hours

Bookings and for more information to Christopher Fry at

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The West Midlands Region organised a Contaminated Land Seminar in conjunction with their Annual General Meeting on Friday 27 January 2017. The programme is given below:

27 January 2017 – 12:30-16:00 at UNIVERSITY of BIRMINGHAM
Edgbaston Campus, Building Y17, Room GO6, Public Health Building

The event provides useful practical advice and to raise awareness of recent guidance/standards aimed to prevent poor decision-making through use of misleading or inadequate data. The event also provides consideration of the changing regulatory landscape.

  • AGS Guidance on practical compliance with WM3’James Harrison Technical Director Delta-Simons Environmental Consultants
  • ‘De-Regulation: The changing regulatory landscape of contaminated land’ – Richard Clayton Director WSP Group
  • ‘Soil Quality Sampling – Implications of BS ISO 18400 series to BS10175’ – Mike A Smith Independent Consultant
  • Monte-Carlo Simulation Modelling Vs Engineered Solutions to Assess Landfill Gas Risk’ – Keiron Kinney Director EXEA Associates Ltd

 Please let us know of your intention to attend by replying direct to Karen Thornton at: or tel: 0121 4452523. Invoices will be issued for non-members upon request.

The cost to attend is free for EPUK members/students and £75.00 (including VAT) for non-members (includes benefit of 12 months membership of Environmental Protection UK).

This event is eligible for CPD of 3hours.

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The West Midlands Region, in association with the East Midlands Region, organised a joint Contaminated Land seminar on Thursday 19 May 2016 at the British Geological Survey at Keyworth, near Nottingham.

Seminar Programme

Potentially harmful element bio-accessibility – confidence in the science
– Joanna Wragg, British Geological Survey

Developments on brownfield land with update on permitted delevelopment and brownfield initiatives
– David Rudland, Swindon Borough Council

Good practice human health risk assessment for asbestos in soils
– Paul Nathanial, Professor of Engineering Geology at Nottingham University and MD of Land Quality Management Ltd
– Richard Ogden, Land Quality Management

Other recent events organised by the West Midlands Region include two one-day Workshops:

16 March 2015 – BS8485 Consultation Workshop
23 September 2015 – Management of materials on redevelopment schemes – characterisation, disposal/transfer, reuse and imports.



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