Contaminated land

Register of contaminated land

Why does the Council have a Public Register?

In accordance with Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act (EPA) 1990 and the Contaminated Land (England) Regulations 2006, all local authorities are required to maintain a public register of contaminated land within their borough.

What information will I find on the register?

The regulations clearly state what should be put on the register, including copies of appropriate notices, declarations and statements. The register aims to provide a permanent record of land that is, or has been classed as a Special Site and any actions taken, or proposed to remediate the land in question.

At what point does a site go on to the register?

A site will not appear on the register until one of the specified documents, as defined by the regulations, has been recorded by us. It should be noted sites of concern, sites under investigation and sites determined as contaminated land will not appear on the register unless further regulatory action has been taken, e.g. remediation declaration made.

How often is the register updated?

The Council has a statutory duty to inspect its borough to identify potential contaminated land, as defined by Part IIA and as a result the register is under constant review. We endeavour to keep the register as up to date as possible.

The register

The table lists all the areas of land within the Borough which form part of the public register, together with the dates of any appropriate notices, declarations and statements.

Site name and addressReferenceDate of determinationSpecial site determinationGrid reference
Carr Head Quarry, Pecket WellCL1/03
Site number 50 in UK
14/01/2003Not applicable399,560 / 429,389

A full version of the register is kept with Environmental Health and can be viewed during office hours by prior arrangement.

For further information contact Environmental Health.


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Last Updated: 29/03/2016