Class 5 Acid Sulfate Soil

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  1. CoachLasso

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    Hi all,

    I was looking at a contract of sale and under Planning Certificate section there is a mention that the land has been classified Class 5 on the Acid Sulfate Soils Map.

    This is classified by the council but not any other authority.

    Here is an extract of planning certificate imgur.com

    From my understanding Class 5 is the less affected class as acid sulfate soils are not typically found in class 5 areas.

    Any issues/considerations in regards to buying a property in Class 5?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Paul@PFI

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    Your solicitor may advise on suggested actions based on the contract. This suggests some form of natural or manmade contamination to be mentioned. Class 5 means its nearby, not on the land. That means (water) run off to your land may contain sulphuric acid unless you are uphill from the source

    You could consult a geologist consultant / environmental engineer.
     
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  3. CoachLasso

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