THE IMPACT OF FRACKING – DOES IT AFFECT YOUR CLIENT?
In May 2017, the Conservative manifesto committed to enabling the controversial process of fracking to continue in the UK should they win the election.
Assuming the government continue to hold their place (which is difficult to predict with the current political uncertainty), it is now likely that we can expect such developments to continue moving forward.
In recent years, the public have raised concerns over the industrialisation of country land and an increase in carbon emissions.
Air and water pollution issues have been discussed at length in the United States and concerns have been raised that fracking increases the chance of earthquakes. However the Conservative government has challenged this by stating that the United States is more secure as a result of fracking as they have decreased their reliance on foreign energy.
The government has pledged to maintain public confidence by upholding environmental protections and ensuring any profits made from shale energy are shared with the communities affected.
Fracking plans have been considered across the country including Yorkshire, the North West and South East of England.
With this in mind, should solicitors now be reconsidering the environmental reports they use to protect clients? With a variety of reports on the market at competitive prices, including information on a range of environmental issues, it is easy to miss a report that could highlight environmental changes that can have a significant difference a homebuyer’s choice to buy a property.
The Residential Premium report from Future Climate Info is the most accurate environmental search that successfully supports professionals to gain an understanding on the issues in relation to Energy and Infrastructure, in addition to Contaminated Land, Flood Risk, and Ground Stability.
This FCI report uses Land Registry property boundaries, and uniquely, as a RICS regulated company, provides a full risk assessment from an experienced Chartered Environmental Surveyor. The report has a turn-around time of 48 hours and is no longer than 9 pages, making the essential information your clients requires easier to navigate and digest.
On Tuesday 25th July 2017 at 11am Dan Atkinson, a GIS Analyst and Lucy Fermor, Account Manager at Future Climate Info will be hosting a free webinar for conveyancing solicitors on the impact of fracking and what the potential concerns are for the future. To register for this webinar, please click here.
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