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In just six months, the Register of verified land has already grown to over 2,800 hectares; this is the equivalent of 20 Hyde Parks

Since launching the Risk Assessed Land Register (RALR) six months ago, Landmark Information Group, the UK’s leading supplier of digital mapping, property and environmental risk information, has captured the details of over 2,800 hectares of land (6,900+ acres) that has been assessed and deemed not to be liable for action under Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990*. This is the equivalent of over 2,600 football pitches or almost eight Glastonbury festival sites, which have been logged in the RALR.

Launched in April, the RALR is a dataset unique to Landmark that greatly improves the efficiency of transactions for all parties, especially in the case of new developments, which can traditionally be problematic from a search perspective. Where the risk of contamination and/or pollution has been assessed, verified and ‘passed’ by specialists from Argyll Environmental, the data is fed into Landmark’s Land Register for future reference.

The data gathered is used to prevent the same site – and others located within the 25m zone of the original search – from requiring further action in the future, allowing Landmark to pass more conveyancing reports, first time with no manual intervention. Indeed, this is proving so popular that solicitors, housebuilders and estate agents are actively contributing information to the database to ensure the smoothest possible transactions.

Confirms Charles Krolik-Root, of Landmark Argyll, who led the creation and now oversees the maintenance and expansion of the database: “The Risk Assessed Land Register is a live database that catalogues locations across the country that have passed rigorous environmental risk assessments and are deemed to not be contaminated or at risk of action under Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. The Register is growing every month and this provides an excellent data source that will help to speed-up the conveyancing process for homebuyers.”

Continues Charles: “In just six months, the Register of verified land has already grown to over 2,800 hectares; this is the equivalent of 20 Hyde Parks; or, to put it another way, more than 125,000 plump blue whales! With more and more brownfield sites being used for development purposes, having a data bank that provides assurances of whether a site has been remediated or has passed an environmental risk assessment will prove to be an extremely useful resource. Not only will the conveyancing industry benefit, but also developers and other land and property professionals who wish to understand more about the risks related to a specific site.”

The Risk Assessed Land Register is updated and expanded fortnightly, combining genuine, rigorous environmental risk assessment with sophisticated technology. The Register currently covers over 2,800 UK postcode districts.

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Notes to Editors:
*Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990:

About Landmark Information Group:
Landmark Information Group, part of the Daily Mail General Trust, is the UK’s leading provider of land and property search information, including digital mapping, environmental risk reports for property professionals and sophisticated property management tools to surveyors, risk and fraud managers and the broader financial markets. It also has operations in Germany in the form of On-Geo, and interests in Holland.

Landmark has quickly developed into a leading provider of property related environmental risk information and digital mapping since the inception of the business in 1995.

Working closely with data providers including Ordnance Survey, the Environment Agency, the Coal Authority and the British Geological Survey enables Landmark to offer current and historical environmental risk management information and desktop mapping solutions for the property industry. Since 1995, substantial investment has been made in establishing the Landmark database which is one of the largest geographical information databases in Europe.

Editor’s Contact:
Peppa Sheridan
Peptalk Communications
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