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. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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.
  15. 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...
  16. NQMS Scheme Audit Report 2021 published

    NQMS Scheme Audit Report 2021 published

     April 2022
    The first SQP audit report has been prepared by SiLC and uploaded onto the dedicated scheme audit page Scheme Audit (claire.co.uk) The report can be downloaded directly here. ...
  17. Historic England publishes Aerial Photograph Explorer

    Historic England publishes Aerial Photograph Explorer

     March 2022
    Historic England has recently published over 400,000 digitised photographs that can be explored using the online explorer tool.  These have been taken from their aerial photograph archive collection which will...
  18. ISO 24212: Remediation Techniques Applied at Contaminated Sites - published for comment

    ISO 24212: Remediation Techniques Applied at Contaminated Sites - published for comment

     March 2022
    ISO Committee Draft 2 – 24212 (CD 24212.2) "Soil Quality – Remediation Techniques Applied at Contaminated Sites" has been published for comment. Comments should be submitted to British Standards Institute...
  19. BRIC Circular Economy Survey

    BRIC Circular Economy Survey

     March 2022
    The focus of this research is to investigate the existing state of Circular Economy (CE) in brownfield regeneration. Both CE and brownfield regeneration have three main drivers at core: economy,...
  20. Consultation on the Defra Construction Code of Practice for Sustainable Use of Soils on Construction Sites

    Consultation on the Defra Construction Code of Practice for Sustainable Use of Soils on Construction Sites

     March 2022
    Defra is partnering with CL:AIRE to review the existing Construction Code of Practice for the Sustainable Use of Soils on Construction Sites (Defra, 2009).

    Your expertise...
  21. German Federal Environment Agency publishes PFAS Guidance in English

    German Federal Environment Agency publishes PFAS Guidance in English

     March 2022
    German Federal Environment Agency (Umwelt Bundesamt) has recently translated into English their PFAS guidance "Remediation management for local and wide spread PFAS contamination".  It is available to download here.  The...