If you have a concern your land has been contaminated then you should:
We have a duty to make sure land contamination does not pose a significant risk to public health or the environment and can assist you with reviewing any proposals or reports provided.
For more information on what is contaminated land, please see the external links section of this page.
Cleaning up (remediation) of contaminated land can take many forms depending on the type of contamination:
For more information on how land contamination is assessed and any risks managed, please see the external links section of this page.
If contamination has been identified as a potential concern, then you could:
Depending on what you are planning to build, we may need to complete a full contaminated land risk assessment.
Our guidance leaflet for developers provides further guidance on what an appropriate assessment is and how land contamination is addressed through the development control planning process.
The contaminated land questionnaire contains more guidance on when this document is appropriate for addressing land contamination risks at your development.
At present there are two entries in our district register.