March 2023

IES/MidLE - Signposting soils and stones management guidance

This event  was organised in collaboration with Midlands Land Events (MidLE) for our Land Condition Early Career Network.

The importance of soils is becoming more widely recognised, with soils moving up the agenda for many stakeholders in the land condition sector. For people making decisions about soils at the project level it is vital that the changing legislative landscape and guidance is understood, to enable sound environmental decision making that is compliant.

This webinar introduces key guidance and legislation related to soils: 

  • The 10 Principles of Good Soils and Stones Management (SocEnv)
  • Code of practice for the sustainable use of soils on construction sites (DEFRA)
  • Sustainable management of surplus soils and aggregates (CIRIA)
  • The importance of tracking materials movements and an example of how materials tracking works – Canadian Case Study

The speakers provide context for understanding how these documents can be used in practice and highlight the environmental benefits of complying with best practice guidance.