Through investigation, the coal mining risk was proved to be lower than anticipated. The site was identified as high risk in terms of ground gas and stability. ESP have scoped specialist ground gas protection and geotechnical improvements.
The site is a former Public House located on a former Council Tip in the village of Penclawdd. The site has significant slopes and is located adjacent to an old colliery. Mining hazards are also present. The client commissioned ESP to provide an assessment of the ground conditions and likely impacts on the proposed residential development.