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CL:AIRE is a UK charity committed to providing a valuable service for all those involved in sustainable land reuse.
We develop training resources, disseminate information and act as a credible resource for all stakeholders, ensuring we remain at the cutting-edge of best practice and innovation.

Improving efficiency & raising standards
Improving efficiency & raising standards
Definition of Waste Code of Practice (DoWCoP), National Quality Mark Scheme for Land Affected by Contamination (NQMS), Asbestos in Soil, SuRF...
Supporting our Members
Supporting our Members
Find out about the benefits of becoming a CL:AIRE Principal or Supporter Member:- Member discounts, Networking, Working Groups, ...
Sharing Knowledge & Developing People
Sharing Knowledge & Developing People
Water and Land Library ( WALL), Continuing Professional development through Training and workshops...
CL:AIRE Membership
CL:AIRE works with its Members to raise awareness and pursue shared objectives in land, water and environmental management by collecting strategic industry information and developing industry initiatives that improve efficiency and save money.
Gas Protection Verification Scheme (GPVS)
The GPVS seeks to raise standards in membrane inspection, verification and reporting and provide confidence that risks associated with ground gases have been adequately managed.
Definition of Waste Code of Practice
The Definition of Waste Code of Practice (DoWCoP) provides a clear, consistent and efficient process which enables the reuse of excavated materials on-site or their movement between sites.

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NQMS for Land Contamination Management
The National Quality Mark Scheme for Land Contamination Management (NQMS) is developed by the National Brownfield Forum to provide visible identification of documents that have been checked for quality.
  1. Defra 25 Year Environment Plan Stakeholder Newsletter

    Defra 25 Year Environment Plan Stakeholder Newsletter

     July 2022
    Defra has published the latest edition of its 25 Year Environment Plan Newsletter. The purpose of this newsletter is to summarise activity taking place across Defra and government more widely, relating to the 25...
  2. Defra Call for Evidence on a Proposed Landfill Tax Grant Scheme for the Remediation of Contaminated Land

    Defra Call for Evidence on a Proposed Landfill Tax Grant Scheme for the Remediation of Contaminated Land

     July 2022
    On 22 July Defra launched a public Call for Evidence seeking information on the prevalence of instances where Landfill Tax is considered an insurmountable barrier to the redevelopment of land affected...
  3. Contamination & Geotech Expo 2022 - Registration now open

    Contamination & Geotech Expo 2022 - Registration now open

     July 2022
    Tickets are now available for the Contamination & Geotech Expo, the UK’s leading event for contaminated land, air and water which takes place on 14-15 September 2022 at the NEC,...
  4. Welsh Government Coal Tip Safety Consultation closes soon

    Welsh Government Coal Tip Safety Consultation closes soon

     July 2022
    The Welsh Government’s Coal Tip Safety (Wales) White Paper remains open for responses until 4 August 2022. It is available at the link here. The proposal aims to introduce a consistent approach to...
  5. Environment Agency Consults on Standard Rules Environmental Permits

    Environment Agency Consults on Standard Rules Environmental Permits

     June 2022
    The Environment Agency is currently consulting on a range of Standard Rules Environmental Permits. The consultation is about the following proposed changes: new standard rules sets consolidating existing rule sets for non-hazardous...
  6. SoBRA publishes new NAPL guidance

    SoBRA publishes new NAPL guidance

     June 2022
    SoBRA (The Society of Brownfield Risk Assessment) has recently published "Baildown Test Guidance for Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids (NAPL)".  This publication is the first document from the NAPL sub-group and focusses on...
  7. AGS Webinar - UK Specification for Ground Investigation

    AGS Webinar - UK Specification for Ground Investigation

     June 2022
    AGS recently hosted a webinar on the new UK Specification for Ground Investigation (the Yellow book), which has been revised by an industry working group led by the AGS and...
  8. Environment Agency Land-spreading Guidance Consultation

    Environment Agency Land-spreading Guidance Consultation

     May 2022
    The Environment Agency has updated its Land-spreading guidance and opened it for a 12 week informal consultation until the 29 July 2022. These pages include corrected and refreshed links and they meet...
  9. New Phase 2 C4SL report on 1,2-dichloroethane

    New Phase 2 C4SL report on 1,2-dichloroethane

     May 2022
    CL:AIRE is delighted to publish the next of the phase 2 C4SL reports on 1,2-dichloroethane. It can be downloaded directly from the dedicated web page here.
     
    A short webinar is also...
  10. TRG Annual Report 2021 and new members

    TRG Annual Report 2021 and new members

     May 2022
    CL:AIRE has released its Technology and Research Group (TRG) Annual Report for 2021. 
    It contains the following parts - of particular note is Appendix 1 which describes the breadth of...
  11. Updated PAS 128:2022 Underground utility detection, verification and location published

    Updated PAS 128:2022 Underground utility detection, verification and location published

     May 2022
    The revised Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 128:2022 Underground utility detection, verification and location has recently been published and is available here.  The purpose of this PAS is to set out clear and unambiguous provisions for those engaged in the detection, verification and location of active, abandoned, redundant or unknown utilities. It aims to provide: clarity in the...
  12. UK Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill Published

    UK Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill Published

     May 2022
    In the Queen’s speech on 10 May, the UK Government announced a Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill to drive local growth, empowering local leaders to regenerate their areas, and ensuring...
  13. Office for Environmental Protection publishes first monitoring report

    Office for Environmental Protection publishes first monitoring report

     May 2022
    Office for Environmental Protection publishes its first monitoring report on the 25 Year Environment Plan, setting out what it says Government should do to ensure it achieves its ambitions for...
  14. Defra Environmental Targets Consultation Update

    Defra Environmental Targets Consultation Update

     May 2022
    Following the launch of the long-term environmental targets consultation in March, Defra has provided a further update. All evidence reports, to support the targets consultation, have been uploaded and can...
  15. AGS Sustainability in the Delivery of Brownfield Regeneration Webinars

    AGS Sustainability in the Delivery of Brownfield Regeneration Webinars

     May 2022
    AGS recently hosted two webinars, across the theme Sustainability in the Delivery of Brownfield Regeneration. Day 1: Sustainable Remediation Solutions - the presentations are now available for download here. Day 2: Sustainable Management...
  16. Defra Construction Code of Practice for the Sustainable Use of Soils on Construction Sites - survey extended

    Defra Construction Code of Practice for the Sustainable Use of Soils on Construction Sites - survey extended

     April 2022
    The survey period to support the review of the existing Construction Code of Practice for the Sustainable Use of Soils on Construction Sites (Defra, 2009) has been extended.

    Your expertise in...
  17. Geological Society Contaminated Land Group Conference - Call for Abstracts

    Geological Society Contaminated Land Group Conference - Call for Abstracts

     April 2022
    To align with the Geological Society Year of Sustainability the Contaminated Land Group (CLG) is pleased to announce it will be hosting a conference on the topic of Climate Change and...
  18. National Brownfield Forum March 2022 Meeting Notes published

    National Brownfield Forum March 2022 Meeting Notes published

     April 2022
    The National Brownfield Forum notes from the meeting held on 15 March 2022 have now been published and are available to download here.
  19. Concawe publishes a LNAPL Toolbox and User Manual

    Concawe publishes a LNAPL Toolbox and User Manual

     April 2022
    Concawe has recently published a User Manual and Toolbox for Light Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids (LNAPL) management at sites.  The user manual is available here and the toolbox is available to download...