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.
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|
|SQP Register||Brownfields Skills Framework||Water & Land Library (WALL)|
Useful Information & Links
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.