Pollution control - contaminated land
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.
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 Protection 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.
- Environment agency - contaminated land (external link)
- Department for environment food and rural affairs - contaminated land (external link)
|Officer / Team||Environmental Protection Team|
|Postal address||Blaby District Council
|Telephone||0116 272 7555|
|Fax||0116 272 7594|
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This page was last updated on 10th March 2010
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