What is Contaminated land?

In the United Kingdom there are, primarily, two ways of dealing with land affected by the presence of contamination. Either, through the planning process or through the enforcement of Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

The Environmental Protection Act 1990

The Environmental Health Department is responsible for implementing Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990  officers in the Environmental Protection team  undertake this role. Part IIA requires all local authorities to inspect their area for the purpose of identifying contaminated land. In 2001, in accordance with Part IIA, Charnwood Borough Council produced a Contaminated Land Strategy.

Under section 78 R(1) of Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, each enforcing authority has a duty to maintain a Register of contaminated land as defined under the Act. Regulation 13 and Schedule 3 of the Contaminated Land (England) Regulations 2006 prescribes the particular details to be included in the Register.

The register is not a register of contaminated or potentially contaminated land. The register is a permanent record of all regulatory action (e.g. remediation notices and statements) undertaken to ensure the remediation of any site which has been formally determined as contaminated land under Part IIA. Any land satisfactorily remediated prior to a remediation notice being served will not appear on the register. The register will also record the 'Designation' of Special Sites.

The Council does not have any entries on the Register at this time.

Contaminated land register

We have not currently declared any land in Charnwood as contaminated under the definition of part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. We will continue to amend this statement as necessary and this webpage will be updated when any entries are made.

If you are a prospective purchaser of a property and wish to discuss the results of an environmental search report, please contact the Environmental Protection Team for more information.

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Last updated: Wed 1st March, 2023 @ 13:59