North Lincolnshire Council has exercised its legal powers to carry out a detailed inspection of land at Midland Road Industrial Estate and adjoining public open space in order to identify whether or not the land is legally contaminated as defined under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 Part 2A.
The industrial estate is known to be built over an old landfill site and there were local accounts of landfill gas odours inside buildings that required further investigation.
The detailed inspection of the Midland Road former landfill was designed and then assessed in line with central government statutory guidance. The statutory guidance sets out how local authorities should identify and assess which land is contaminated land and which is not.
The guidance advises that Category 1 and 2 land should be capable of meeting the definition of contaminated land due to the fact that there is a Significant Possibility of Significant Harm (SPOSH) to human health whilst Category 3 and 4 land would not meet this definition and therefore would not be capable of being defined as contaminated land.
The council has used these Categories in order to produce different leaflets about the findings of the detailed inspection. These include:
The council is communicating directly with owners of Category 1 and 2 properties in order to ensure that the risks associated with landfill gas are properly addressed.
If you want to understand in more detail the background to the detailed inspection of the former landfill then the following reports should be viewed or you can discuss the matter further directly over the telephone by ringing 01724 297000.
A Site Investigation [PDF, 8Mb] was undertaken by North Lincolnshire Council in order to obtain government funding to undertake a detailed inspection of the land.
A Contamination Risk Assessment [PDF, 24Mb] was carried out by the council’s contractors and designed by the councils contaminated land consultants EPG Ltd.
A Preliminary Risk Assessment (PRA) [PDF, 477Kb] of the ground investigation report data was carried out by the council’s specialist landfill gas/ contaminated land consultants EPG Ltd. The appendices for this report are on separate PDFs these are; Appendix 4.3 and 4.4 [PDF, 4Mb], Appendix 4.8 to 4.12 [PDF, 7Mb], Appendix 5 and 6[PDF, 4Mb], Appendix 7 and 8 [PDF, 8Mb], and Appendix 10 [PDF, 2Mb].
A detailed Asbestos Risk Assessment [PDF, 339Kb] was carried out by the council’s specialist asbestos contaminated land consultants LQM Ltd.