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Contaminated Land Strategy

The main aim of the strategy is to show how we will will inspect an area for contaminated land. To determine whether land is contaminated we will look for three key areas:

  1. A source: the physical presence of contamination in a sufficient quantity to be considered a potential hazard
  2. A pathway: the way in which the source can come in to contact with something or someone
  3. A receptor: something or someone that may be harmed by the contamination.

If all three are present we will do a risk assessment about the risk to human health and the environment.

When the site has been identified as contaminated we will work with the liable person to formulate a voluntary agreement to take action on the site.

If a voluntary agreement is not possible, we will serve a redemption notice and place the properties involved on the public register of contaminated land.

A full copy of our Contaminated Land Strategy can be downloaded here:

Contaminated Land Strategy 2001 (revoked published for reference only) (Word Document, 0.56 Mb)

Contaminated Land Strategy 2010 Framework Document (PDF Document, 1.4 Mb)

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