The document below is a guide to submitting planning
applications to develop land that may be contaminated.
It sets out what sort of information the council will need from
you. It also explains how we will assess the information. If you
are employing a consultant you should give them a copy of this
guidance. This is to make them aware of what information is needed
The following three documents provide guidance on what
information is likely to be requested as part of the phased risk
The following document provides guidance on the verification
requirements for cover systems.
For more advice or help, please contact the Environmental
Protection Team on 01724 297633.
To find out what the council's planning policy on
contaminated land is see section DS7 of the document below.
More information about the council's contaminated land
inspection strategy can be found on our contaminated land
Advice and information can also be found on the
Environment Agency website.
And the Department for
Environment Food and Rural Affairs website.
Note: The above documents are in
Portable Document Format (PDF). You will need a
suitable reader to view them. A reader can be downloaded free from
website (full instructions for downloading the reader are
provided on the site).