Register of Contaminated Land

Where can I find the register?

The document below lists all of the areas of land within the borough which form part of the public register, together with the dates of any appropriate notices, declarations and statements.

Public Register of Contaminated Land
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A full version of the register is kept with the Pollution Section at the Civic Offices.

Please contact the Pollution Control Team to make an appointment to view this. 

Why does the council have a public register?

In accordance with Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act (EPA) 1990 and the Contaminated Land (England) Regulations 2000, all local authorities are required to maintain a public register of contaminated land within their borough.

What information will I find on the register?

The regulations clearly state what should be put on the register, including copies of appropriate notices, declarations and statements. The register aims to provide a permanent record of land that is, or has been classed as a Special Site and any actions taken, or proposed to remediate the land in question.

At what point does a site go on to the register?

A site will not appear on the register until one of the specified documents, as defined by the regulations, has been recorded by us. It should be noted sites of concern, sites under investigation and sites determined as contaminated land will not appear on the register unless further regulatory action has been taken, e.g. remediation declaration made.

How often do you update the register?

The council has a statutory duty to inspect its borough to identify potential contaminated land, as defined by Part IIA and as a result the register is under constant review. We will endeavour to keep the register as up to date as possible. 

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Last updated: 07 June 2017 10:24:05