Contaminated land is defined by the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and local authorities have a duty to assess any sites that could meet this definition.
Contaminated land is identified through a phased risk assessment process usually undertaken by an environmental consultant.
Contaminated land issues that should be considered when looking to develop a site.
Farms have had many varied uses which can result in land contamination issues when buildings are converted into homes.
A public register of contaminated land lists actions we have taken on land, deemed by the regulations, to be contaminated.
Our contaminated land strategy describes how we will inspect land for contamination that may be harmful to people or the environment.