Issue details

Contaminated Land Strategy

There is a legal duty on the Council to have a Contaminated Land Strategy. The aim of the strategy is to set out how the council intends to implement its responsibilities under Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. This requires all local authorities to inspect its area for the purpose of identifying contaminated land, and develop and publish a strategic approach to identifying and securing the remediation of contaminated land in its area.


The guidance suggests this should be reviewed every 5 years. The legislation, guidance and processes involved in formulating a contaminated land strategy have remained unchanged since the previous review in 2013. The previous contaminated land strategy was significantly reviewed and as a result was taken to statutory consultation and executive for approval. The current revision of this contaminated land strategy has been reviewed by officers with only a few minor amendments been made to the proposed strategy for the next 5 years.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 26/11/2018

Decision due: 8 Jan 2019 by Executive

No change since last plan

Lead member: Portfolio Holder: Community Protection

Contact: Caroline Talbot Email: Tel: 01473 432000.

Consultation process

Portfolio Holder for Public Protection & Customer Services

Chief Operating Officer

Head of Housing & Community Services

Legal Services

Financial Services

Agenda items

Background papers

  • Contaminated Land Strategy 2019- 2024;  
  • E/13/62 Contaminated Land Strategy