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Information for Developers of Contaminated Land

On land where there is likely to be significant contamination it is important that prior to seeking planning approval, or to comply with a planning condition, that you undertake a site investigation on the development site. This will help identify any contamination that may pose a risk to future occupants of the site.

The attached PDF document provides guidance on undertaking a site investigation and the matters to be considered when submitting a remediation proposal for approval.

To discharge the conditions of any planning approval, the applicant must demonstrate, by documentary evidence and appropriate sampling, that remediation works have been carried out as agreed. Please find below a PDF of our guidance for developers and consultants on the verification of cover systems on development sites affected by contamination.