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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.

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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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.
  4. 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...
  5. 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. ...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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,...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. Law Commission publishes report on Regulating Coal Tip Safety in Wales

    Law Commission publishes report on Regulating Coal Tip Safety in Wales

     March 2022
    The Law Commission’s report on Regulating Coal Tip Safety in Wales (LC 406) has recently been published. The report makes recommendations for a new regulatory framework for disused coal tips. This...
  12. GPVS Introduction Webinar Videos now available

    GPVS Introduction Webinar Videos now available

     March 2022
    The two public webinars aimed at explaining the Gas Protection Verification Accreditation Scheme for prospective SGPV and TGPV applicants are now available to watch here.
  13. Remtech Europe 19 - 23 September 2022  launches its call for abstracts

    Remtech Europe 19 - 23 September 2022 launches its call for abstracts

     March 2022
    Remtech Europe 2022 has recently announced its call for abstracts. It is a global event dedicated to the themes of environmental protection and sustainable development. Abstract deadline for NGO and...
  14. Defra publishes Nutrient Pollution Policy Paper

    Defra publishes Nutrient Pollution Policy Paper

     March 2022
    Defra has published a Nutrient Pollution policy paper that sets out the action that the government is taking to reduce the impact of nutrient pollution on protected sites, and to support...
  15. Defra publishes Nature Recovery green paper and consultation

    Defra publishes Nature Recovery green paper and consultation

     March 2022
    Defra has recently published a green paper that sets out its initial thoughts on driving nature recovery in England via the protected sites and species protections. Defra welcomes feedback with respect...
  16. Defra announces Environmental Targets Consultation

    Defra announces Environmental Targets Consultation

     March 2022
    Defra is seeking views on new targets under the Environment Act 2021 to improve the natural environment.  Further information is available here. The consultation closes on 11 May 2022.
  17. Plans revealed for UK’s leading event for contaminated land, air and water

    Plans revealed for UK’s leading event for contaminated land, air and water

     February 2022
    As we look ahead in 2022, face to face events will provide a crucial platform for contamination, geotechnical and connected sectors to connect and share experiences.  On 14-15 September, The Contamination...
  18.  New entries on CL:AIRE Register of Materials

    New entries on CL:AIRE Register of Materials

     February 2022
    A few more material Donor and Receiver sites were added to CL:AIRE Register of Materials.  You might find the perfect matching site and materials for your next redevelopment job here. ...
  19. OEP consult on draft strategy and enforcement policy

    OEP consult on draft strategy and enforcement policy

     February 2022
    The Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) is consulting on its draft strategy and enforcement policy.  The OEP is keen to hear on how it should carry out its role and hold...
  20. ITRC PFAS Guidance Document Updated

    ITRC PFAS Guidance Document Updated

     February 2022
    Interstate Technology Regulatory Council (ITRC) has released an updated Technical and Regulatory Guidance as an online resource. This update includes a broad expansion in the discussion of PFAS in several...
  21. European Commission consults on Soil Health Law proposal

    European Commission consults on Soil Health Law proposal

     February 2022
    Soils are crucial for food, nature and the economy and deserve the same level of protection as water, air or the marine environment. The aim of the Soil Health Law...