Peter Witherington

RSK Group plc

Peter is deputy chairman of RSK Group. He has over 35 years’ experience of carrying out and managing geotechnical and environmental advisory services. His specialisms include redevelopment of derelict land and contaminated sites; soil and groundwater pollution risk assessment; landfill restoration and gas risk assessment; waste management; and environmental geotechnics.

On housing developments, Peter has helped to devise economic foundation solutions for various ground conditions and provided advice to the National House-Building Council. He has developed guidance manuals for several UK housing developers to ensure that development of potentially contaminated land is managed in a consistent and safe manner.

Peter was on the steering committee for CIRIA’s report on methane and hazardous ground gases and chaired CIRIA’s committee for its VOC handbook and remediation guide. He chaired the AGS Ground Forum for nine years, represents HBF on the Land Forum and is a member of the SiLC Professional Technical Panel.

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Managing the risks of property development

Peter will consider the current regulatory and planning framework, and how the developer can mitigate the risk of liabilities, delays and cost overruns by applying up-to-date processes and procedures. He will also discuss the National Quality Mark Scheme currently being developed by the Land Forum.

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