Decision details

Contaminated Land Inspection Strategy

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose of Report


To obtain approval of the revised Contaminated Land Inspection Strategy 2022-2027.




That the revised Contaminated Land Inspection Strategy 2022-2027, as detailed at Appendix A to the report, be approved.


Alternative Options Considered and Rejected


Not have, or do not refresh, the existing Contaminated Land Inspection Strategy.  However the Council was required to have such a strategy or similar document.


Reasons for the Decision


The proposed revised strategy had been written to reflect the latest Statutory Guidance and other changes to the regime.


The Council had a statutory duty under Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to deal with land contamination and to have an inspection strategy setting out the Council’s approach.


The revised strategy reflected the Council’s current operational approach to focus on managing contaminated land through the planning and building control regimes and encouraging voluntary remediation by landowners rather than proactive part 2A inspections.

Report author: Simon Colburn

Publication date: 24/06/2022

Date of decision: 20/06/2022

Decided at meeting: 20/06/2022 - Executive

Effective from: 02/07/2022

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