Merebrook has a track record of providing guidance to clients in the field of environmental permitting and planning. It is a legal requirement for many activities that they are controlled by an environmental permit. Merebrook advises clients who wish to obtain a permit and provides expert knowledge and guidance in the application for such permits and the production of all necessary ancillary information including site reports, management and monitoring schemes.

Merebrook can deal with the full assessment and application process or work with clients to ensure that their application is compliant.

Merebrook acts as agent in planning applications where environmental issues form a major element of the works. This could be for instance in cases where the proposed scheme is for mineral extraction or land remediation or where a facility is proposed which offers soil and aggregate recovery and treatment. Merebrook can hold pre-planning consultations, make applications and prepare supporting documents.

Case Studies


  • Pre-acquisition and land quality audit
  • Remediation validation
  • Contract preparation
  • Feasibility study for reclamation of land
  • Remediation supervision
  • Tender preparation
  • Sustainability consultancy
  • Project management and budget control
  • Contract management
  • Hazard identification
  • Reclamation project planning
  • Site remediation design
  • Preliminary contamination risk assessment
  • Generic quantitative risk assessment
  • Landfill gas generation modelling
  • Detailed quantitative risk assessment
  • Hazardous gas investigation
  • Environment monitoring and control
  • Noise and vibration monitoring
  • Groundwater modelling
  • Groundwater – abstraction and discharge licensing
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Environmental planning support services
  • Hydrogeological assessment and investigation
  • Geo-environmental and geotechnical assessment