Amended keynote panel - Peter Atchison, Michael Lunn and Seamus Lefroy-Brooks

Environmental Industries Commission (EIC)

Panel Discussion - Making Land Remediation enforcement effective

About Amended keynote panel - Peter Atchison, Michael Lunn and Seamus Lefroy-Brooks

Peter Atchison:
Peter Atchison is the Chair of The Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) Contaminated Land Working Group; which has transformed the regulatory landscape of contaminated and brownfield land management across the UK. As a consultant he specialised in contaminated land issues and now runs a company providing technical and commercial consultancy support in applications of specialised materials and services aimed at the sector. He is involved in both standards setting and advice to the legislative process through involvement in a number of standards committees.

Michael Lunn:
Michael is Public Affairs Director at The Environmental Industries Commission (EIC). Building on an extensive background in politics and influencing policy, Michael’s work at EIC focuses on contaminated land, air quality and international trade.

Over recent years Michael has led EIC''s work in influencing the establishment of Local Government brownfield registers and Permission in Principle (PiP) as well as ensuring Brownfield First policy is readopted by the Government. For 2018 Michael has focused on working with EIC Members to look at the slow decline of regulatory enforcement of land remediation.

Prior to joining EIC, Michael served as a policy advisor to the Conservative Party, with work focused on developing UK legislation on environmental issues in the House of Commons, as well as political policy around the environment.

New panelist - Seamys Lefroy-Brooks:
Seamus is multi-chartered as a Civil Engineer, Geologist and Environmentalist and is a UK Registered Ground Engineering Adviser under the RoGEP scheme.

Seamus is past Chairman of the Association of Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Specialists (AGS) and past Chairman of the Land Forum (that brings government departments together with expert agencies and industry organisations to discuss issues of brownfield development and sustainability). He remains chairman of the Land Forum’s steering committee delivering the National Quality Mark Scheme for land contamination reports.

He was a founding committee member of The Society of Brownfield Risk Assessment (SoBRA) and in Jan 2018 becomes deputy chair and chairman elect of the CL:AIRE Technology & Research Group.

In 2012 he was named by DEFRA for assisting with the Part 2A statutory revisions and is one of the twelve experts appointed to the government’s National Expert Panel for Land Contamination.

The Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) will be launching a new report setting out industry concerns over the lack of rigorous enforcement of contaminated land procedures and regulations, and making proposals for creating an effective enforcement system that would help the industry thrive and deliver consistent outcomes for the industry whilst maintaining public health protection.

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