RSK delivered complete stakeholder and community engagement programme at Bagnalls Pit, during the remediation of a highly contaminated brownfield site near Maidenhead, UK.
The 6.33-ha site is part of a former gravel pit, which was worked up until the late 1940s before being used as an unlicensed tip for industrial waste until the 1970s. The site is surrounded on three sides by residential properties, some less than 5 m from the boundary of the former landfill. The development of the site by Shanly Homes has proved very controversial. It was delayed in the planning system for many years and two public inquiries were held owing to both the nature of the contamination and the scale of the proposed development.
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