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Contaminated Land

Summary

Contamination of land arises principally from industrial processes, waste disposal and accidental spillage of contaminants. If not dealt with adequately it can pose a threat to human health, the environment and sustainable economic development.

Further information

As a regulator, landowner and planning authority Blaby District Council is responsible for ensuring that:

  • Land is suitable for its current use
  • Land is made suitable for any new use, as official permission is given for that new use
  • Remediation of contaminated land is to a standard suitable to the current use or officially permitted future use of the land

It leads by example when managing ground contamination and its own land holdings.

The Environmental Services Team acts as advisers to all council departments on land contamination issues. It supplies information, assesses the adequacy of site investigations and remediation measures and monitors the implementation of approved schemes during development.

Action undertaken in respect to the remediation of contaminated land

In accordance with section 78R of The Environmental Protection Act (1990) local authorities must maintain a register of all regulatory action they have undertaken in respect to the remediation of contaminated land. To date, Blaby District Council has made no entry on this register.

Any new information will be added to the register as soon as reasonably practicable.

Blaby District Council has a Contaminated Land Strategy which can be viewed on request.

External websites

Environment agency - contaminated land

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

Last updated: 01 May 2013

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