Contaminated land


Land is considered to be 'contaminated' if substances in or under the land could cause harm to the public or the environment.

This can happen if land was previously used for industrial purposes, such as a factory, mine, or landfill.

The GOV.UK website has more information about what counts as contaminated land, and who is responsible for making it safe.

See GOV.UK: Contaminated land.

If your land is contaminated

If you believe your land is contaminated, contact environmental health.