Contaminated Land

The Council has published a contaminated land strategy in accordance with Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. We also support the planning department providing specialist advice relating to land contamination.


Support with land contamination is available in the following ways:

  • Through the planning process - we ensure developments are 'suitable for use' and 'safe'.
  • Through pre-application advice.
  • Through environmental searches during property transactions.
  • Through our statutory responsibilities under Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

There is currently no land statutory designated as 'contaminated land' in the SHDC area.

If you require further advice, or have any information about land contamination, please contact the Environmental Protection Team at or via 01775 761161.