Geotechnical site investigation and environmental site assessment are two crucial steps in the process of subdivision approval. These investigations help to identify potential risks and hazards that may impact the safety and stability of the proposed development, as well as any potential environmental impacts.
Geotechnical site investigation involves the examination of the physical properties and characteristics of the soil, rock, and groundwater at the proposed development site. This may include soil testing, rock coring, and groundwater monitoring. The results of the geotechnical investigation help to determine the suitability of the site for the proposed development, including the stability of the soil and the potential for landslides or other geological hazards.
Environmental site assessment involves the examination of the site’s potential impacts on the surrounding environment. This may include the evaluation of potential contamination from previous uses of the site, such as industrial or agricultural activities. It may also include an assessment of the site’s potential impacts on air and water quality, as well as the potential impact on local wildlife and vegetation.
Both geotechnical site investigation and environmental site assessment are important considerations in the process of subdivision approval. They help to ensure that the proposed development is safe and stable, and that it will not have negative impacts on the surrounding environment. The results of these investigations are used to inform the design and construction of the development, and may also be used to inform the development of any necessary environmental protection measures.
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