Ramboll was appointed to undertake environmental advice, guidance and reporting for a planning application and subsequent Planning Inquiry for a proposed ambitious underground 200-bedroom, 5-star hotel and golf club in the heart of Surrey. The location was indicated as being both within the floodplain and the greenbelt.
We provided a full flood risk assessment, CDM management, sustainability appraisal, BREEAM assessment and environmental assessments for contaminated land, ecology, archaeology, noise and vibration, waste management and topographic survey. Our work was successful in removing all objections to the development on environmental grounds from organisations such as the Environment Agency.
The planning application was taken to planning appeal and latterly Planning Inquiry where all assessment, reporting and appropriate mitigation measures undertaken by us were deemed to be acceptable by the Inspector.