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SuRF-UK has delivered its work through a phased approach.  Detailed below is a summary of the different phases of the project and its deliverables:

Phase 1

To develop a framework in order to embed balanced decision making in the selection of the remediation strategy to address land contamination as an integral part of sustainable development’.  This phase of work was completed in March 2010 with the publication of the SuRF-UK Framework Document.

Phase 2

To assess the practical implementation of the SuRF-UK framework to provide the user community with a generic checklist of indicators to enable clear, effective and proportionate sustainable remediation assessments. The project road-tested the generic approach with real case studies, to disseminate key learning points and to refine the SuRF-UK framework if necessary.

This phase of work started April 2010 and finished in November 2011.

Phase 3

This phase of the project focussed on the following important aspects:

  • Develop and publish a series of illustrative case studies on sustainable remediation projects; 
  • Develop guidance on generic ‘sustainable management practices’ that can be applied to remediation projects to encourage use of more sustainable approaches;
  • Develop guidance for assessors on good practice for Tier 1 (qualitative) sustainability appraisals;

This phase of work started in June 2012 and finished in February 2015.

Further phases will be developed when required.