We have now obtained a European Protected Species Mitigation Licence for the Cranleigh Brick Works Remediation project meaning we have permission to carry out works on Great Crested Newt habitats with supervision from licenced professionals.
Demolition work began on the buildings on 13th February. These buildings represented one of the largest threats to human health on the site, with some of the buildings consisting of asbestos sheet roofing in disrepair and harbouring refractory ceramic fibres (RCF) in kilns.
Planning Permission and Pre-Commencement works for the remediation of Cranleigh Brick & Tile works
Planning permission for the remediation of the site was formally granted in August 2015. Now our civil engineers and environmental scientists are on site setting up the offices, commencing site clearance and surveying existing underground pipework.
The Trench Roller is a remote controlled piece of equipment we hired to compact the base of the ponds we are creating. It rams the soil until it is rock hard and no water can penetrate. We did 5 layers of soil like this so in theory nice full ponds should be had.