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CL:AIRE's charitable remit is to encourage discussion and debate of important issues in the world of sustainable land reuse.

If you would like to submit an article on the latest developments in your field, or have an idea for a topic you would like CL:AIRE to cover, please email enquiries@claire.co.uk

All articles are reviewed in-house to ensure quality and independence.

News of particular interest to DoWCoP QPs.

CL:AIRE is heavily involved with a number of projects and industry-led initiatives (e.g. on waste reuse, sustainable remediation, asbestos in soil, etc) and plays a significant role in the dissemination of useful, relevant and peer-reviewed information on issues affecting the brownfield and contaminated land sector. CL:AIRE also encourages project partners to undertake technology demonstration and research projects (“CL:AIRE projects”) to raise the contaminated land industry's awareness of, and confidence in, technologies that have been applied on real sites.


CL:AIRE actively seeks the participation of site owners, consultants, developers, remediation companies, technology providers and academics to become project partners.

For more information about any of these projects or services that we may be able to provide, please contact one of CL:AIRE’s project team by phone on 020 7299 4250 or by email – Nicola Harries, Rob Sweeney, and Nick Willenbrock.

Benefits of CL:AIRE Project Partnership

Establishing a partnership with CL:AIRE will provide a range of key benefits:

Service Providers (consultants, contractors, labs, technology vendors)

  • Profile – CL:AIRE is committed to promoting business opportunities for all our project partners, by linking problem holders with solution providers and promoting within the UK and abroad
  • Dissemination – Benefit from bulletins, project reports, eAlerts, conferences and workshops and our website portal to reach over 2,000 contacts in the UK and abroad
  • Credibility – Our unique approach allows your demonstration to be reviewed by an experienced, highly-regarded and credible third party (the Technology and Research Group)
  • Business opportunities – Expand your business through our network and sponsorship opportunities at our national and regional conferences and events
  • Access – CL:AIRE endeavours to give you access to suitable sites for testing and trialling new technologies.

Site Owners and Developers

  • Profile – Benefit from tailored publicity in our bulletins, reports, eAlerts and on our website to communicate your organisation’s commitment to sustainability to our 2,000 strong UK and international network
  • Confidence – Our credible, third party review of your project by the highly-regarded Technology and Research Group can help provide much-needed confidence
  • Knowledge – Gain a better understanding of technologies that may be applied to your sites
  • Potential Cost Savings – Discover opportunities for improving efficiency and using cost-effective land management options
  • Partnership – CL:AIRE can work collaboratively with your current partners
  • Community – Our community guides and teaching aids inform and promote remediation within communities, and serve to manage risk communication on a wider scale.

Research Groups

  • Profile – Enjoy valuable publicity for your latest developments to a wider market
  • Dissemination – Benefit from bulletins, project reports, eAlerts, conferences and workshops and our website portal to reach over 2,000 contacts in the UK and abroad
  • Strategy – Discuss and refine your approach with CL:AIRE and benefit from our team’s wealth of knowledge and data archives
  • Funding – In certain cases, CL:AIRE can help acquire funding for key research projects through our network partners
  • Access – We will endeavour to give you access to an appropriate site to develop your technology.

The DoW CoP provides a clear, consistent and efficient process which enables the reuse of excavated materials on-site or their movement between sites.

Use of the DoW CoP supports the sustainable and cost-effective development of land. It can provide an alternative to Environmental Permits or Waste Exemptions.

The DoW CoP enables:

  • the direct transfer and reuse of clean naturally occurring soil materials between sites
  • the conditions to support the establishment/operation of fixed soil treatment facilities
  • the reuse of both contaminated/uncontaminated materials on their site of origin and between sites within defined Cluster projects

Framework
& Guidance

DoW CoP Main Document Environment Agency CLR11
Cluster Guide BS10175 - The Investigation of Potentially Contaminated Land
Guidance Bulletin 3 - DoWCoP Qualified Person Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures
Project Team / User - Disciplinary and Grievance Procedure

Executing
DoWCoP
Projects

DoW CoP Declaration Fee Payment Materials Management Plan (MMP)
Qualified Person Register DoWCoP Declaration
Becoming a Qualified Person Verification Report
Terms & Conditions  

Supporting
Materials

FAQs CL:AIRE Register of Materials
Water and Land Library (Wall)

The following documents can be downloaded:

The following documents can be downloaded:

The following documents can be downloaded:

SuRF UK

SuRF-UK is the United Kingdom’s Sustainable Remediation Forum – an initiative set up to progress the UK understanding of sustainable remediation. SuRF-UK is also a member of International Sustainable Remediation Alliance (ISRA).

If you are interested in the work of SuRF-UK, please contact Nicola Harries (nicola.harries@claire.co.uk).

SuRF-UK Roadmap

Framework
&
guidance

SuRF-UK Framework and Annex 1 - Indicator Set
SuRF-UK Indicator Report

Executing
sustainable
remediation

Sustainable Management Practices

Project Framing and Planning a Sustainability Assessment

Tier 1- Qualitative Assessment
SuRF-UK Briefcase
Tier 2 - Semi-quantitative Assessment
Links to guidance
Tier 3 - Quantitative Assessment
Links to guidance

Supporting
materials

Illustrative Case Studies, reports, information sources
SuRF-UK Case Studies and Bulletins, Journal Papers, SuRF-UK webinar, SuRF-UK animation and SuRF-UK Certificate of Assessment

To navigate through the SuRF-UK web pages, please hover over the relevant section that you require on the road map and short cuts will direct you to the relevant page, alternatively navigate using the articles index below.

The following documents can be downloaded:

The following documents can be downloaded:

The following documents can be downloaded:

SuRF-UK is the United Kingdom’s Sustainable Remediation Forum – an initiative set up to progress the UK understanding of sustainable remediation. SuRF-UK is also a member of International Sustainable Remediation Alliance (ISRA).

SuRF-UK Roadmap

Framework
&
guidance

SuRF-UK Framework and Annex 1 - Indicator Set
SuRF-UK Indicator Report

Executing
sustainable
remediation

Sustainable Management Practices

Project Framing and Planning a Sustainability Assessment

Tier 1- Qualitative Assessment
SuRF-UK Briefcase
Tier 2 - Semi-quantitative Assessment
Links to guidance
Tier 3 - Quantitative Assessment
Links to guidance

Supporting
materials

Illustrative Case Studies, reports, information sources
SuRF-UK Case Studies and Bulletins, Journal Papers, SuRF-UK webinar

To navigate through the SuRF-UK web pages, please hover over the relevant section that you require on the road map and short cuts will direct you to the relevant page, alternatively navigate using the articles index on the right.

The  National Quality Mark Scheme for Land Contamination Management (NQMS) is a scheme that has been developed by the National Brownfield Forum (formerly known as Land Forum) to provide visible identification of documents that have been checked for quality by a Suitably Qualified and experienced Person (SQP).  It will provide increased confidence and improved quality of submissions made under regulatory regimes, particularly planning applications, related to previously used land.

The National Brownfield Forum has facilitated the development of a nationally recognised system for ensuring a satisfactory standard of work that, through endorsement by the Forum and through joint ownership by National Brownfield Forum members, can be considered to have support and acceptance across the community.

The initiative is supported in principle by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and a positive response has also been received from individual devolved administrations.

NQMS Roadmap

Framework of Scheme

Overview of NQMS Scheme
Brief introduction to NQMS scheme
What is a Suitably Qualified Person (SQP)?

The NQMS Process

The NQMS Declaration Process

Make and pay for a Declaration

Edit Declarations

SQP Register Brownfields Skills Framework Water & Land Library (WALL)

Useful Information & Links 

Frequently Asked Questions

SQP Training Provider - SiLC

Accredited Risk Assessor Training Provider - SoBRA

Feedback and Complaints Procedure

Auditing

Map of Local Authorities referencing the NQMS

To navigate through the NQMS web pages, please hover over the relevant section that you require on the road map and short cuts will direct you to the relevant page, alternatively navigate using the articles index on the right.

The following documents can be downloaded:

The following documents can be downloaded:

The following documents can be downloaded:

CL:AIRE Membership

CL:AIRE's Membership Scheme has two branches:

  • CL:AIRE Principal Membership  is for organisations looking to raise their company profile within and outside the industry and is available for an annual contribution of £3,000 ex VAT.
  • CL:AIRE Supporter Membership is for organisations looking to improve and gain greater technical support and is available for an annual contribution of £500 ex VAT per organisation (£100 ex VAT for public sector).

CL:AIRE MEMBERS - RECRUITMENT

This page allows CL:AIRE Members to advertise current employment opportunities. It is not for use by recruitment consultants but can be reviewed by anyone. The facility allows Members to post a standardised job role which will be actively advertised to all CL:AIRE Members through it's e-Alert system and more widely through social media systems.

To post a job opportunity costs CL:AIRE Members £100 +VAT per month, click here for further information>>>


CL:AIRE CANDIDATE REGISTER

This is a free service for graduates and those currently out of work. It is not for use by those currently employed or recruitment consultants.

The facility allows candidates to post a standardised CV. CL:AIRE Member organisations can request candidate contact details in order to arrange interviews directly.

To review a candidates CV or to add your details please click here for further information>>>


CL:AIRE supports a broad range of research interests into the characterisation, monitoring and remediation of contaminated land and is involved in the Research Projects which can be viewed and searched in the list on the right.

CL:AIRE projects are either technology demonstration projects (TDPs) or research projects (RPs) and they cover site investigation techniques, monitoring or remediation solutions.