Module Identifier BSM8620  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Dr John Scullion  
Semester Available all semesters  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam examination - 1.5 hours50%
Semester Assessment Course Work: 2000 word report50%

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Enabling Objectives :

After studying this module you should:


This final written Module consists of eight chapters. They begin with an attempt to describe the extent of reclamation problems in Britain. The second chapter deals with planning and funding issues as they affect derelict and contaminated land. The third chapter looks at examples of site investigation and risk assessment in an attempt to bridge the gap between theoretical generalisations and their application in practice.

Chapter four addresses the problem of selecting remediation options for contaminated sites and sets out the many site, contaminant and economic factors which may influence this process on a particular site.

The next three chapters (five to seven) look at some of the reclamation and aftercare issues which relate to the three main 'soft' end-uses of reclaimed land - agriculture, forestry and amenity/conservation. The final chapter deals with the management and implementation of land reclamation schemes at both the remediation and afteruse phases.

In attempting to illustrate the above points in a practical way, case studies have been used to a greater extent in this Module than in previous Modules. Inevitably, this has led to a concentration on particular situations in order to explain broader principles. Some of the detail in the Module may be open to criticism as to its general applicability. You are not expected to agree with every detail but to take the general points made and use your understanding of rehabilitation practice to modify the detail as appropriate for a particular situation.


This module is at CQFW Level 7