If you find your land has been contaminated, then please contact us. We have a duty to make sure it does not pose a significant risk to public health or the environment.
For more information on what is contaminated land, please visit the government’s website.
If required, we can clean the land using a variety of methods depending on the type of contamination:
By law, the person or organisation that allowed the contamination of the land must pay. However, the costs may fall to the current landowner if the person or organisation no longer exists.
Please read our policy explaining the situations when we may be able to help with cleaning up any contamination if you are the owner-occupier of your home.
If contamination has been identified as a potential concern, then you could:
You can read our guidance leaflet for developers that we produced in collaboration with the Oxfordshire Contaminated Land Group.
Depending on what you are planning to build, we may need to complete a full contaminated land risk assessment. You can start this process by downloading and completing a contaminated land questionnaire and sending it in to the environmental protection team.
At present there are two entries in our district register.