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Contaminated land

In common with most areas in the UK, historical land use may have left a legacy of chemicals and substances which have the potential to harm human health, the quality of rivers, streams and ground water, sensitive ecological sites and the integrity of buildings.

It is our policy to ensure through planning controls and legislation within Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 that harm is either prevented from happening or harm currently being caused is stopped.

Further information 

GOV.UK - Contaminated land information

The Council is required to produce a strategy which sets out how it will prioritise sites for further inspection and how it will go about confirming whether land can be designated as Contaminated Land.

Contaminated land strategy

For further information please contact us.