The proposed National Quality Mark Scheme for Land affected by Contamination (QMLC) is a scheme that has been developed by the Land Forum to provide visible identification of documents that have been checked for quality by a Suitably Qualified and experienced Person (SQP). It is hoped that this will provide increased confidence and improved quality of submissions made under regulatory regimes, particularly planning applications, related to previously used land.
The Land Forum intends to facilitate the development of a nationally recognised system for ensuring a satisfactory standard of work that, through endorsement by the Forum and through joint ownership by Land Forum members, can be considered to have support and acceptance across the community.
Further details on the proposed QMLC, including the objectives and benefits of the scheme, are available from the Contaminated Land Applications in the Real Environment website.
In addition, a consultation is being carried out about the National Quality Mark Scheme for Land Affected by Contamination. The Land Forum are undertaking a broad stakeholder consultation across both the public and private sectors who work in planning, development, construction, regulatory and land contamination. The consultation is open until May 15th 2015, after this date the results will be reviewed, collated, anonymised and reported in Summer 2015. For further information see here.