The client in the food and drink sector had a turnover in excess of £3.5 billion was charged with polluting a small UK chalk stream in the East of England.
During Storm Christoph in January 2021, heavy rainfall caused significant flooding across various parts of the United Kingdom.
Although the Environment Agency, Water Companies and Local Authorities have all signed up to the Government’s new ‘Better Regulation’ which now requires them to regulate more reasonably at Peak we are on hand to help in cases where this theory isn’t working out in practice.
Peak Associates can design and deliver a range of pollution prevention measures to meet the needs of our clients. This can include the assessment and inspection of existing drainage infrastructure, civil engineering to reduce pollution to controlled water bodies, and appropriate use of containment to prevent material loss.
Several water companies charge their commercial customers for surface water and highway drainage disposal on a site area basis. This often leads to unnecessary costs being incurred by clients. At Peak we can check whether you are currently being charged the correct amount for your site.
Changes to planning policy in recent years have led to the increased requirement for Sustainable Drainage Schemes (SuDS) to be included in the design of new developments. This change has been led by flooding and sewer capacity concerns due to the amount of green and brownfield sites being developed.
If you’ve suddenly found out you’re operating above your trade effluent consent limits or need a new consent then we have over 20 years of experience in this area.