A Phase 2 assessment consists of an Intrusive site investigation with quantitative risk assessment. Depending on the outcome of this assessment a subsequent remediation strategy and verification report will then also be required. A Phase 2 assessment is only required if the need for one has been identified in the initial Land Contamination Assessment or to accord with any conditions the Local Planning Authority have attached to the planning approval.
The Phase 2 report should be submitted to and approved in writing by the LPA and implemented prior to development commencing. However although it is the final document and implementation of any required remediation works that are likely to be required to fully discharge relevant conditions, a phased approach is recommended.