Contamination risk assessment not justified for office conversion to dwelling

A raft of conditions imposed on prior approval under Class O of Part 3 to Schedule 2 of the GPDO 2015 for the conversion of a ground floor office building to a dwelling in south-west London, which stipulated the submission of a contamination risk assessment and any remediation, were deleted an Inspector concluding they were unnecessary.

The building was already in use and no change was proposed to an existing concrete slab. Consequently, there would be no pathways for potential contaminants to reach potential receptors in the form of people living in the premises, she determined. Accordingly, in the absence of any specific evidence that there would be a risk the conditions were not necessary, relevant or reasonable.

Inspector: Rachael Bust; Written representations


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