The Environmental Health Unit is responsible for enforcing action for
dealing with contaminated land within the Borough. We have produced and
published a Contaminated Land Inspection Strategy which
sets out a program of how we are going to deal with this issue. The
Environment Agency is responsible for dealing with certain badly
contaminated sites known as special sites.
We have compiled an historic land use register [based on any previous industrial use] for the whole of the Borough dating back to 1850.
We are able to provide environmental information from our database under the Land Quality Information Service [a charge is made for this service ] please see details of this service below and contact us if you require further information.
We have carried out a strategic review and preliminary risk assessment of all known potential sites within the Borough. This forms the basis of our inspection program where we identify the sites which are likely to give rise to the greatest risk first.
Only one site has been determined as 'contaminated' under the legislation this site has been cleaned up and is now safe , we will keep a register of any site which has been determined to be contaminated land. The register contains details of all remediation notices and remediation statements.
Contaminated Land StrategyRevised contaminated land strategy. April 2009
Development of Land Affected By Contamination
Land Quality ServicesInformation available
If you have problems accessing the Adobe PDF downloads then click here for help